The Albany Office of Cultural Affairs Presents Fallbany

By: Alain Clerine, Contributing Writer

The City of Albany’s new arts and crafts market, Fallbany launched this week. The series kicked off Thursday, Sept. 5 and will be held weekly in Tricentennial Park located on Broadway in Downtown Albany throughout the month of September, from 11:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

The market will be an opportunity for local talents to showcase their art, crafts, music, and culture. Fallbany will feature exhibits and work made available for purchase from regional mixed media artists and crafters. The event is sponsored by WEXT Radio and Albany Center Gallery. With live musical performances each and every week to provide a soundtrack for the showcase.

The lineup is as follows: folk/rock/blues trio, Honey Slider will be the showcase’s inaugural performance. The following week, on Sept. 12, acoustic-based singer/songwriter, Mike Grutka will take center stage. On Sept. 19, singer/songwriter Angelina Valente will be the headlining performer, and to close the series out, singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Julia Alsarraf will take the stage on Sept. 26.

Fallbany vending applications are currently still being accepted online at vendor@albanyny.gov or by telephone: 518-434-5416.