Like many other local supporters of the independent and underground art and music scene would agree, 40 Broadway has a special and integral chapter all its own in our interpreted version of culture in Albany.
For those of you unfamiliar, 40 Broadway was the home to the Marketplace Gallery, which was owned by Samson Contompasis, where there were many curated art shows and other events, such as those in conjunction with Albany’s First Friday.
Back in 2010, for one example, Keep Albany Boring hosted a New Year’s Party alongside Deep Children, which you can reminisce about.
The current tenants of the space are moving out and Samson is up to his own art happenings and other projects at the moment, so this is a going away party as much as it is a celebration of the times had at the gallery. You could even potentially call this event the end of an era, but I really don’t want to.
It’s on December 7th at 40 Broadway, Suite 23. Expect art, our favorite local DJs, dancing, a bit of nostalgia and a toast to the next chapter, whatever that may be.
Check out full event information over on Facebook, where the event has been dubbed “a celebration of collective awesomeness,” which I couldn’t have worded better myself.