Downtown Schenectady’s ArtsWeek Goes Virtual


This collaborative effort aims to showcase the creative outlets that exist in our community every day. From live music and theater shows to craft projects and open studios, #SchenectadyArtsWeek brings you dozens of events that are sure to inspire and entertain.

Kick off ArtsWeek with two days of Virtual Kids Arts Festival! Four episodes debut: 10 a.m and noon on Saturday, June 6 and 12 p.m and 3 p.m on Sunday, June 7 and can be viewed on demand at or on channel 1302 in Albany and Schenectady on Spectrum platforms and channel 37 in Albany on Verizon Fios.

Then, tune in every night from June 8-13 at 7pm to the Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation Facebook page to enjoy FREE original art content!

🎨 June 8th* 7pm: Create Community Studios – Head outdoors for some relaxation and mindful meditation with Yoga Bliss. We’ll introduce you to the beautiful world of mandalas and will create an interactive, collaborative Nature Mandala!

🎨 June 9th* 7pm: Betsy Sandberg of Schenectady Kids Arts Festival – Head outside to create a Chalk Mandala! All you’ll need is a few pieces of chalk and a space to draw. You can always stay inside and create your chalk mandala on a piece of paper.

🎨 June 10th 7pm: All Write Together + 2nd Wednesday Poetry Open Mic – Join us as these 2 Schenectady-based writing groups collaborate to host an Open Mic style hour of poetry and inspiration.

🎨 June 11th 7pm: Keisha Stovall – Grab a piece of paper, a pencil and some crayons and learn how to create Portrait Drawings!

🎨 June 12th 7pm: Marion Morrison Leap – Mandala drawings can be done with any art supplies you may already have! Grab some markers, crayons, colored pencils or any other tool and create a mandala.

🎨 June 13th 7pm: The Hamilton Hill Arts Center Artists would like to present Steel Pan Instructor Janiya Minor and Multi Percussionist Jordan Hill. Together, they will perform Folk, Reggae and Disney songs that you are encouraged to join along with. So grab your pots and pans and join in on the jam session. Please enjoy the rich sounds of our artist’s unique and fun instruments.

Dates market with a * are subject to change based on weather forecasts.

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York Legislature and administered by The Arts Center of the Capital Region.

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