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1913 Fifth Ave., Troy NY

Contact: Laudelina Martinez 518-274-9377


If you come to the first TROY ART!, an art fair running from Friday, December 2
through Sunday, December 4, here are some of the treats you’ll find:
•A six-foot tall, deep red light cover with a big white switch. 
•Fine artworks in all different styles and media created by 20 outstanding artists
•Lots of colors – reds, blacks, turquoises, pumpkin yellows – zig-zagging so they look
as if they are ready to leap off the canvas.
And that’s just for starters.
The inaugural TROY ART! will feature paintings and sculptures from 20 artists along
with artists' presentations, music, and activities to help fair goers keep going.
There will also be art-related activities for children ages three to ten. Those events are
organized by the Castle Island Bilingual Montessori School of Albany.
Festival events will run in slightly different afternoon hours each day at The Hall, a
tall, stained-glass space at 1917 Fifth Ave. in Troy, next to the 150-year-old First
United Presbyterian Church. 
The fair's opening will be Friday, December 2, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday’s
events are set for noon to 7:30 p.m. and Sunday’s from noon to 5:00 p.m. 
The children’s activities both days will run from noon to 2 pm. 
The festival is being curated by the Martinez Gallery. Collaborating with the
Gallery in the art fair are Castle Island Bilingual Montessori School and Proper and
O’Leary Engineers. dpc

The gallery has recently opened its new space at 1913 Fifth Avenue, next to The
Hall, after moving this year from its previous location of 22 years in the Cannon
 “The fair’s works to celebrate art in everyday life,” said Laudelina Martinez, the
gallery’s owner and festival’s creator. “These artists have a variety of voices.
They’re emerging  and experienced talents, and several have global reputations.”
Martinez added, “We’d like to connect this space with art activities as we see the
future of Troy inextricably connected to the arts, and understand their value to the
region in economic development.”
At the art fair, Martinez continued, “We think people will like strolling through the
Hall and shop for very special and affordable art while enjoying this special
architecture with its tall, magnificent windows and seeing some world class art.”
A tour through the warm indoor fair might be especially welcome on Sunday which
coincides with Troy’s traditional Victorian Stroll.
Among the performers, the fair will feature guitarist and singer Sergio Sericolo, a
professor at Siena College, and poet and Troy resident Nancy Klepsch.
General admission to the fair is $20, can be bought online at, or
at the door.  The charge for seniors, 62 and up, and students is $15 and the cost
for children twelve and under is $10.
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