The Upstate Artists Guild is a not-for-profit volunteer organization, open to all, which promotes the
appreciation, practice, and enjoyment of art. Our mission is to promote art education and artistic
endeavors throughout the community; to maintain a space in which to meet for the purpose of exhibitions,
lectures, and instruction; and to work with the community to stimulate an interest in the arts.
+ Upstate Artists Guild moving out of Gallery space @247 Lark Street
+ September 22nd, 2016 at 10:58 AM
It is with a heavy heart that we announce to our Upstate Artist Guild supporters that we will be moving out of the gallery space we have called home for 11 years.
247 Lark Street became our home on September 17th 2005 Lark Fest. Many renovations, gallons of paint, LED lighting, blood, sweat and tears have gone into the structure of the space. Over 500 artists have exhibited their work on our walls, on our floors and hanging from our ceiling. We have hosted over 1000 events.
Over the years, members have dug into our own pockets to pay rent and other expenses. This past year, attendance is down, membership is down and people just aren't volunteering or donating like they used to. We are low on funds and manpower, so we are temporarily giving up our gallery space after our October show while we re-organize. This move will keep the Upstate Artists Guild running, and we plan to continue hosting 1st Friday events and have a pop-up show (still themed and accepting submissions) for each 1st Friday starting with November. We will most likely be at the current gallery space (247 Lark Street) for the November 1st Friday. The shows will only be the one night or possibly the weekend depending on the circumstance. We still plan on hosting our events- just in different spaces until we find a new home. Our goal is to find something more affordable and perhaps with another organization by April 2017's 1st Friday.
Thank you for your past and continued support!
+ Comedy Night At The UAG
+ July 18th, 2016 at 11:18 AM
Joins us at the UAG on Lark Street on Thursday Night for . . . "Tales From The Larkside".
- Open Mic: 7:00 - 8:30 PM
- Showcase: 9:00 PM
- Featuring Jaye McBride, Ed Smyth, Jim Felter, Quentin Davis, and Jake LaMarka
- Hosted by Tommy McGuire Jr.
- Music by Ryan Moore!
+ MACHINE COOP IS BACK BABY!
+ July 11th, 2016 at 9:59 PM
+ Barnes & Noble Fundraiser
+ May 28th, 2016 at 12:00 PM
Thank you to everyone who came out and helped make our first Barnes & Noble Fundraiser a success. We want to thank the community, the volunteers and most of all Barnes & Noble for making this possible.
If you missed the event, don't worry. There will be another in the fall!
Pictures are courtesy of our very own Tim Reidy. Below is a sample. Click here for more.
+ The People's Choice Show!
+ May 27th, 2016 at 3:34 PM
This will be a solon style show where all art will be accepted until we run out of space.
Submission forms, fee and actual artwork must be received no later than 6:00pm on May 28th 2016. The Submission fee for this show is $15 (for 2 pieces) for UAG members in good standing or $25 (for 2 pieces) for non-members. Additional pieces may be submitted for an additional $5 per piece.
+ Barnes & Noble Bookfair
+ May 8th, 2016 at 12:00 AM
Join the UAG and Barnes & Noble (Colonie Center) in the FIRST EVER UAG Bookfair. Come support your favorite arts organization by buying books, journals, coloring books, art supplies and drinks!
Date: Saturday May 14th.
Time: 11:00 AM to Close
- 11:30 AM & 1:30 PM - Interactive Art Activity (Come Color With Us!)
- 4 PM - Live poetry with Dan Wilcox!
- 7 PM - Live Music w/ Nick Shattel
Just show the voucher at checkout and we get a cut of the proceeds! And support ART! Download the flier and voucher below for more info.
+ Member's Meeting
+ March 7th, 2016 at 2:42 PM
Don't forget tonight's All Members meeting at the UAG. Come, volunteer, make the UAG even BETTER.
+ Don't Forget - 5th Annual Gala!
+ February 27th, 2016 at 9:01 AM
Tonight is the UAG's Fifth Annual Gala!
Join us at 5:00 at Overit on New Scotland Avenue.
Thank you to the Wine & Dine for the Arts for your support!