Art on the Rail Trail (ART) is a volunteer committee of the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy.

ART’s mission is to support and improve the Albany County Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail by creating public works of art along the Rail Trail. These unique art installations encourage local and regional visitors of varying ages and physical abilities to enjoy this amenity, both increasing the diversity of trail users and benefiting the local economy.In addition to bringing public works of art to the Rail Trail, ART also hosts community events including the annual Chalk the Walk every September. ART recently hosted a Look & Learn talk and plans to host more such events in the future so check back here regularly to stay up to date on happenings!

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Upcoming ART Events

Join Art on the Rail Trail for some creative fun in 2022! You can find all ART offerings on the MHLC event page. Click the button below for event details or to register for an event.

Birds on the Rail Trail - An ART Scavenger Hunt
July 2022 (All month long)

Search for bird creations at the MHLC Preserves then head out to find "Birds on the Rail Trail"-an ART Scavenger Hunt! Email us a selfie with the artwork you found, and you'll be entered in a drawing to win a fabulous prize from Wildbird Junction.

Woodcut Painting Workshop
July 9, 2022

Join Art on the Rail Trail for a special Woodcut Painting Workshop with local artists Grace Lang and Ramiro Davaro-Comas. Participants will meet at the Albany County Rail Trail Pavilion in Voorheesville to paint a bird-themed woodcut figure to bring home! All supplies provided as well as instruction. Free all ages event! Advance registration is required.

Chalk the Walk
September 10, 2022
Join Art on the Rail Trail for the annual chalk art celebration- Chalk the Walk! We welcome all ages and abilities to join us - you don't have to be a professional artist to have a great time at this family-friendly event. Register in advance, $10 for a 3 ft. square. Chalk will be provided. The public will vote for their favorite artwork over social media, and prizes from local business will be awarded in adult and child categories.

Click here for ART Events!

Sponsorship Opportunities

You are invited to join Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy as a valued sponsor of our Art on the Rail Trail (ART) project. Click here to sponsor an ART project in 2022.

THANK YOU TO OUR 2022 SPONSORS!

McSharry & Associates Realty,
Little Art Gallery Exclusive Sponsor

Policy Research Associates, Cherry Ave Pier Sponsor
The Spinney Group, Cherry Ave Pier Sponsor
Mack & Associates, PLLC, Cherry Ave Pier Sponsor
Andrea Hersh and Joel Bartfield, Cherry Ave Pier Sponsor
David VanLuven, Bethlehem Town Supervisor, Cherry Ave Pier Sponsor
Bethlehem Town Board Members, Joyce Becker, Dan Coffey, Maureen Cunningham, David DeCancio, Cherry Ave Pier Sponsor

Stram Center for Integrative Medicine, Community Art Workshop Sponsor
Different Drummer's Kitchen - Albany Cooking School, Community Art Workshop Sponsor
Merriman and Pfister’s Market Place, Community Art Workshop Sponsor
Industrial Process Design, Community Art Workshop Sponsor
Clearfield Reilly PLLC - Estate Planning & Elder Law, Community Art Workshop Sponsor

Wildbird Junction, Birds on the Trail, Summer Scavenger Hunt Supporter
Pratt & Associates
Delaware  Plaza
Mad Dog Specialty Bicycles
5th Corner Goods & Gifts
Empowered Midwifery Care PPLC



Open call for ART

  1. Artist contact information (name, email, phone, mailing address)
  2. Artist website (if applicable)
  3. Proposal images (1-5)
  4. Examples of past work
  5. Artist CV
  6. Preliminary budget
  7. Proposal summary

Open Call for ART sites

Do you own a property or business along the Rail Trail? Would you like to see more ART along the trail? If so, let’s talk!
Email art@mohawkhudson.org to start the conversation.

View Our Work

Check out the art installations at these locations:
Susan Togut art installations between Main St. and Grove St. in Voorheesville (2020).
Young People’s Mural at the Kenwood Ave. trailhead in Slingerlands (2019). A community mural designed by student Emily Meier, project work led by artist Andrea Hersh.
Angela Cuozzo mural for Bliss Juice Bar on Delaware Ave. in Delmar (2019).
John DeMarco art on the columns under the Cherry Ave. bridge in Slingerlands (2018).
Ramiro Davaro-Comas mural on the Rail Trail bridge crossing Delaware Ave. in Delmar (2018).
Andrea Hersh mural at the Adams St. Rail Trail entrance in Delmar (2017).

Check out our photo gallery on Facebook

Featured Artists of the Rail Trail

Art on the Rail Trail believes that public art is a transformative vehicle for uniting diverse individuals and outlooks from throughout the Albany-Helderberg region.  ART strongly welcomes participation from creative voices representing diverse backgrounds and embraces projects that celebrate community building through inclusive approaches.  ART does not discriminate based on factors of race, age, color, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, migratory status, disabilities/abilities, political affiliation, veteran status, and/or socioeconomic background.