WELCOME TO ART!
Read our latest report: Art on the Rail Trail 2020 Annual Summary.
Art on the Rail Trail (ART) is a volunteer committee of the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy. ART’s mission is to support and improve the Albany County Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail by creating public works of art along the Rail Trail. These unique art installations encourage local and regional visitors of varying ages and physical abilities to enjoy this amenity, both increasing the diversity of trail users and benefiting the local economy.
During this time of uncertainty, public art and outdoor spaces are more vital than ever! The ART committee is thrilled to announce the newest addition to the trail’s public art collection created by artist Susan Togut. The new installation, located along the Rail Trail between Main Street and Grove Street in Voorheesville, was made possible in part from a generous grant from the Voorheesville Community and School Foundation. Special thanks to the Village of Voorheesville for their support and assistance in making this project a reality.
Join our 4th Annual Chalk the Walk Event on Saturday, October 2 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.! The event will begin with a family-friendly chalk art contest on the Albany County Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail (Behind the Stewart’s Shop at 309 Delaware Ave in Delmar), and the community will vote for winners on social media. Registration is $10.00 for a 3-foot by 3-foot square to chalk your own design on the trail.
The event will also feature Look & Learn: a discussion about Andrea Hersh’s untitled mural, commissioned by ART in 2017. Free and open to the public, the discussion will begin at noon on October 2, 2021, and will be led by art historian Charles Duncan. Please gather at the mural, located near the Rail Trail at the intersection of Adams Street and Hudson Avenue in Delmar. Come and explore and share your ideas as we learn about this major work of art that enhances the Rail Trail.
Check out the art installations at these locations:
- Susan Togut art installations between Main St. and Grove St. in Voorheesville (2020).
- Young People’s Mural at the Kenwood Ave. trailhead in Slingerlands (2019). A community mural designed by student Emily Meier, project work led by artist Andrea Hersh.
- Angela Cuozzo mural for Bliss Juice Bar on Delaware Ave. in Delmar (2019).
- John DeMarco art on the columns under the Cherry Ave. bridge in Slingerlands (2018).
- Ramiro Davaro-Comas mural on the Rail Trail bridge crossing Delaware Ave. in Delmar (2018).
- Andrea Hersh mural at the Adams St. Rail Trail entrance in Delmar (2017).
Thank you to our 2020 Sponsors!
Policy Research Associates
Allied Business Partners Corp
Calling all local businesses! Help us beautify this exceptional recreational asset! To learn more about ART sponsorship opportunities, email firstname.lastname@example.org!
Improve the quality of life • Involve community • Enhance the beauty of the Rail Trail in all seasons •
Encourage a sense of community ownership for the Rail Trail • Raise community awareness for ART
Art on the Rail Trail believes that public art is a transformative vehicle for uniting diverse individuals and outlooks from throughout the Albany-Helderberg region. ART strongly welcomes participation from creative voices representing diverse backgrounds and embraces projects that celebrate community building through inclusive approaches. ART does not discriminate based on factors of race, age, color, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, migratory status, disabilities/abilities, political affiliation, veteran status, and/or socioeconomic background.