Albany is home to exciting creative outlets, where visitors can experience the work of mid-valley artists. Sculpture, painting, fiber arts, photography, wood-carving and community shows and classes all take place within our downtown corridor. You just might find a piece of artwork, jewelry or silk scarf that you can’t live without!
Crow’s Foot Gallery: The Crow’s Foot Gallery: An eclectic mix of works from local artists in a variety of media ranging from ceramics to encaustics and sculpture. Conveniently located in historic downtown Albany, The Crow’s Foot Gallery is open Tuesday – Friday 11 – 6, other days and times by appointment. Classes, events and parties offered.
Gallery Calapooia: A local artists’ collective formed and staffed by mid-valley artists, the Gallery Calapooia displays a rotating gallery of artwork for viewing and purchase. Gallery Calapooia is located downtown in the historic Flinn Block and is open to the public Tuesday-Saturday.
Historic Carousel & Museum: One of the most exciting community art projects in the nation is in downtown Albany. The carousel’s carving and painting studio is an all-volunteer, community-funded program where wood-carvers and artists use old-school techniques to create a menagerie of 52 animals,. You can watch them in action at the carousel.
Brownsville Art Center: This community art gallery and studio is located in the historic town of Brownsville. The Art Center holds workshops and classes as well as showcasing local artists’ work.
Splatter Box: Enter this unique wild and wooly world through the doors of a historic building along Albany’s waterfront for an experience unlike any other in the arts world. The Splatter Box is a place where family members of all ages can get into paint—whether it’s on canvas, walls or yourself! They also offer classes, paint-alongs and parties. Splatter Box is one of the most unique art experiences that you can experience. What are you waiting for? Go check it out!
Albany Art Commission: The Albany Art Commission organizes a monthly rotating art display in the public art gallery at Albany City Hall, as well as juried art shows throughout the year.
Public Sculpture: Visitors to Albany will spot several displays of public sculpture around the city. At the corner of First and Lyon is a sculpture garden of abstract art symbolizing Oregon geology. Outside the historic Carnegie Library on 3rd and Ferry is a metal sculpture designed to appeal to children. Known as “Zeki,” the lively sculpture features images of a dinosaur, giant blocks, and books. Outside the Main Library on 14th Ave S.E. is an eye-catching marble sculpture featuring a young girl reading, known as “Young Lady With The Book That Has No End.”