AIGA Upstate NY Design Week 2017

AIGA Upstate NY has announced a week long celebration of design, taking place April 30 to May 6 across much of Upstate NY. The week culminates with a three day design conference in Ithaca called Create Upstate.

One fun event on the calendar that caught my eye was the 16x16x16 event at Brown’s Brewing in Troy.

Please join AIGA Upstate NY for a fun 2017 Design Week evening in Troy, NY with a new event we’re calling 16x16x16: 16 speakers showing 16 slides for 16 seconds each. Also, there will be 16 oz. beverages available. This will be a fast-paced, fun event with each speaker spending about 4.5 minutes talking about 16 slides on their choice of topic. Lite fare will be served; the Taproom’s full menu will also be available.

Head to the AIGA Upstate Design Week website for the full schedule and mark your calendar accordingly as there’s a lot going on!

Create Upstate

Create Upstate, a three-day Upstate New York design conference is back for 2017. This year it will be held in Ithaca May 4-6 and features speakers Gemma O’Brien, Cap Watkins, Catt Small, and Tad Carpenter.

Create Upstate is a 3-day celebration of design and creativity in Upstate NY. Once again, we’ve jam-packed our schedule with can’t-miss sessions and meaningful experiences. Best of all, It’s happening in (drumroll…) Ithaca, NY!

Registration is currently open. Register today and you will save considerably as the fee increases tomorrow.

Albany Center Gallery 40th Anniversary Gala Ticket Giveaway

The Albany Center Gallery, a non-profit art space in downtown Albany is hosting their 40th Anniversary Gala on November 19 at the Renaissance Hotel. The ACG has been kind enough to give me a pair of tickets to give away to a lucky reader.

From the event page:

More than 250 enthusiastic community arts supporters will enjoy an evening of live music, dancing, auctions and raffles, complemented by culinary artistry and a selection of fine wine donated by Dr. Joel & Kira Spiro, beer from the Albany Pump Station and cider from Nine Pin Cider Works.

All proceeds raised from the Gala will benefit Albany Center Gallery, which has evolved and grown significantly these past four decades. When you reserve your place among our highlighted sponsors, you help us to fulfill the ACG mission to promote and exhibit contemporary visual art by the region’s emerging and established artists, and to provide enjoyment to a diverse audience.

If you are not the contest type, tickets are currently on sale and you can even grab raffle tickets or a membership through there as well. Otherwise, enter below and best of luck!

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2016 AIGA UPSTNY Design Crawl

The Upstate NY Chapter of AIGA is hosting their annual Design Crawl tomorrow in Troy. The idea is that of a bar crawl, but visiting where local designers work as well as bars.

Come out and see where local creatives work, then join us as we tip a few and ‘crawl’ to another studio, then another pub, etc… Should be a fun night—get a tour of local agencies, meet other creatives in your area and get those steps in! All are welcome (you must be 21+ to drink at pubs). Giddy-up!

Troy Schedule:
6:00 pm Meet at id29, 425 River Street, Troy, NY 12180
6:20 pm Crawl to Brown’s Brewing Co., 417 River Street, Troy, NY 12180
6:50 pm Crawl to CCA, 2 Third Street, Troy
7:20 pm Crawl to The Ruck, 104 Third Street, Troy
7:50 Crawl to Boogie, 333 Broadway, Suite 460, Troy
8:30 pm Crawl to Troy Innovation Garage, 24 Fourth Street, Troy

Tickets are $10 if you’re not an AIGA member and are on sale now. If you’re a current AIGA member, this event is free. If you’re in a creative line of work this is the perfect opportunity to meet other area creative folk and check out their work spaces, and have a few pints in the process.