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. Follow ART on social media to stay up to date on happenings!

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ART News 2024‍

Check out ART's Year-End Summary 2023 documenting the committee's accomplishments through the year.

NEW MURAL by Quill Harrison, "Gales of Spring"

Kenwood Ave trail entrance in Slingerlands

Quill Harrison is a multi-passionate artist based in New York. Their artwork mainly consists ofillustrations, murals, and sculptures. Within it, they show their experience asa black and queer artist as well as anxiety, existentialism, communication, andthe ways humans connect. Their artwork was exhibited at the Arts Center of theCapital Region, Saratoga Arts, Albany Center Gallery, Opalka Gallery, and more. Quill is currently working as a freelance illustrator and muralist, exploringtheir studio practice.

ART Summer Sculpture Hunt

July 1 - 31

Learn more and register for the event

Click here for the 2024 sculpture list


Tower of Dream
by Sascha Mallon

Exhibition Dates:
June 6 - August 31

Location: miniMoCA518, Corner of Hudson Avenue and Adams Street

Artist Melissa McDaniel stands next to mini gallery filled with her artwork: red dragons, green astro turf and gold curtains on the box's interior

In Sascha Mallon's Tower of Dream, humans, animals, and hybrid creatures inhabit a fictional landscape, sheltering togetherin a state of peaceful co-existence. Mallon's ceramic installations and drawings have been exhibited internationally. Recent exhibitions include solo shows at Kentler International drawing space, Front Room Gallery, NY and at Bau Gallery, Beacon. She was included in The Ripening at Pen + Brush Gallery, New York and was featured in a two person show at Mother in Law's Project Space, Germantown, NY. Her work was included in Make Art Not War and Pulp at Pierogi Gallery/ NY, in Sunrise/Sunset at Albany Airport, and The Edge Effect at the Katonah Museum of Art and many more. Sascha has been working as The Creative Center Hospital Artist-In-Residence at Mount Sinai Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant since 2012.

Sascha Mallon grew up in Austria, and now lives in Beacon, NY with her family. Sascha studied art therapy at ISSA/ School for Art Therapy in Austria, she teaches ceramics at Mount Saint Mary College and is a certified Meditation Teacher (from Tibet House New York). Sascha lives in Beacon/New York with her family.

Learn more about the artist at or onInstagram at @saschamallon

ART Year-end Summary 2022
It was a busy year for Art on the Rail Trail! This year-end report summarizes the accomplishments of 2022.

NEW in 2022: Mural by Fernando Orellana
Fernando Orellana's mural, titled Cathedral, is ART's latest addition to the Rail Trail. The mural is located on the piers under the Cherry Ave bridge in the Town of Bethlehem and was unveiled in October of 2022.

Mini MoCA 518
At the Rail Trail entrance near the intersection of Hudson Ave and Adams St.
MiniMoCA518 will feature free, rotating exhibitions of small-scale artworks commissioned specifically for the gallery. Expanding upon the trend of small, free lending libraries and miniature public art galleries throughout the United States and abroad, MiniMoCA518 aims to present quality family-friendly art programming through ongoing exhibitions at the gallery.

miniMoCA 518 - view installations

Sponsorship Opportunities

You are invited to join Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy as a valued sponsor of our Art on the Rail Trail (ART) project. If you'd like to sponsor ART, please contact
Sponsorship opportunities for 2023 will be posted here soon.


I Love Books,
Little Art Gallery Exhibit Sponsor (D. Colin installation and poetry reading)
McSharry & Associates Realty,
Little Art Gallery Exclusive Sponsor

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 to start the conversation.

View Our Work

Check out the art installations at these locations:

Fernado Orellana art on the columns under Cherry Ave bridge in Slingerlands (2022).
Mini MoCA 518, rotating miniature gallery at the Adams St. Rail Trail entrance in Delmar.
Inaugural exhibition Preschool by Roger Bisbing, 2022.

Oh my! Murals
Share the Trail, a public safety campaign sponsored by Albany County at multiple site on the trail (2021).
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 (2018-2022).
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).

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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.