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Downtown Gloversville Arts

Gloversville is experiencing a renaissance, and its vision includes a vibrant artist community.

 

Come join us in Gloversville, located in the heart of Fulton County,

and add your talents and creativity to our community!

Artist Survey

Artists, what do you look for a in a community? Please fill out this survey and tell us what we can do for you!

Coming Soon! Glove City Lofts

Are you an Artist? Are you an individual who practices one of the fine, design, graphic, musical, literary, computer or performing arts, culinary arts; or an individual whose profession relies on the application of the above-mentioned skills to produce creative product, i.e. an architect, craftsperson, photographer, etc. All these creative products are defined as "art." Known as Glove City Lofts, this 75-unit affordable housing complex will prioritize members of the arts community. The Lofts will feature 47 one-bedroom units and 28 two-bedroom units. The main floor will boast a 2,000 square foot art gallery providing a space to showcase work. Email JennD@fccrg.org for information.

Glove City Lofts

Under construction now at 52 Church St., with a completion date of March 2025.

Coming Soon! Artist Workspace

Memorial Hall Cultural Arts Center

Schine Memorial Hall is a prominent, three-story building that has been a Downtown Gloversville landmark since its construction in 1881. The building’s unique architecture reflects its original use as a 1,400-seat opera house on the second and third floors. It operated as the Kasson Opera House until the late 1910s, then the headquarters of the Schine Circuit theatres until the 1960s. When the building landed on the tax foreclosure list, a group of local residents began an initiative, formed an LLC, and purchased the building to save it. Since the acquisition of the building, the LLC has renovated much of the building as commercial and office space.

 

The building’s three floors are separated out by their functions. The ground level houses mainly commercial tenants including Gloversville’s first food cooperative, the second floor contains offices, and the third floor, which is only partially restored, is reserved for public arts. There is also an art gallery which highlights local artists (located within the coop), a small music studio, and a restored Schine viewing theatre on a portion of the third floor. Approximately half of the third floor is under renovation to create an attractive space for a museum, and a space for arts-related co-working space; the only space of its kind in Gloversville. The size of the renovation is approximately 3,260 square feet.

Interested in learning more about the Memorial Hall Cultural Arts Center and the new co-sharing artist workspaces?

 

Click here to visit the organization's Facebook page and here to download its brochure.

Meet Our Art Organizations That Make Gloversville Vibrant!

Whether you work in fine and visual arts, are a graphic artist, a musician, a performing artist, a novelist or other type of creative person, Gloversville has many organizations that will fit your style and invite you to hone your craft with their group. To learn more, read on, as well as download our brochure here.

Dorn Space - Located in Downtown Gloversville, the Dorn Space provides a listening room, theater-type environment and is a creative haven for performing arts while promoting innovative material by original artists. Poetry, open mic night, concerts and multi- media presentations have been highlighted in this facility owned by Brian Dorn. A family-friendly entertainment venue, upcoming events can be found at dornspace.tv. For more information, call (838) 202-4425 or email dornspace@gmail.com.

Gloversville Community Music - Founded by director Joshua Thompson in 2011, the coordinator of Arts Recruitment and Instrumental Studies at Castleton University, music makers from throughout the Northeastern United States come together for lessons in a private studio and in summertime concerts through the Gloversville Wind Symphony that is open to brass, woodwind and percussion instruments. There are opportunities for private lessons and performances for students of all ages. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/GloversvilleCM or you can send an email to gloversvilleCM@gmail.com.

Gloversville Civic Band - The region's talented musicians come together for the Gloversville Civic Band under the direction of conductor Tom Gerbino, an adjunct professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and SUNY Schenectady, to perform big band music, favorite movie theme songs, marches, patriotic tunes and more in the summertime for audiences at Trail Station Park on West Fulton Street. The organization has been in existence since the 1940s and always welcome new performers. Those looking to join can visit www.facebook.com/GloversvilleBand.

Karpeles Manuscript Museum - One of 9 Karpeles Manuscript Library Museums nationwide, it is the perfect venue to host a concert or live performance. To learn more visit www.facebook.com/kmuseumglv.

Micropolis Cooperative Inc. - Micropolis Cooperative Inc. hosts a gallery that is located at 30 N. Main St. and celebrates artists that work in a wide range of media and styles, including jewelry, drawings, photographs, fiber art, mixed media, glass, digital art, pottery, woodland collages, baskets, and fine arts card. The gallery also hosts “Meet the Receptions” throughout the year. The mission of the artist organization is to provide artists with an opportunity to exhibit and sell their artwork, build awareness of and support for the regional art community, and be a part of the revitalization of downtown Gloversville. To learn more, visit www.facebook.com/MicropolisGallery.

Schine Gallery - Schine Memorial Hall is one of the gems of Downtown Gloversville. Originally built in 1881 as The Kasson Opera House, it had seating for 1,400 and was a cultural hub for the entire area. Located on the third floor of an historic building, the Schine Gallery is part of the Schine Memorial Hall Cultural & Arts Center's mission to continue the local cultural hub's legacy of promoting artistic endeavors and fostering enrichment through education, exhibitions, performances, classes and events. Past presentations included discussions by local book illustrators and authors, exhibits of quilts and whimsical carvings, and works by local watercolor artists. For information, call (518) 725-2044.

The Glove Theatre - The Glove Theatre, 42 N Main St., is dedicated to establishing an accessible platform of expression for the arts that engages, entertains, and educates the regional community to foster talent for the Southern Adirondack and Mohawk Valley regions. It entertains audiences throughout the year with music performances, community theater, comedies, holiday shows and more. To learn how to get involved with The Glove Theatre, visit the website https://theglovetheatre.com or email theglovetheatre@gmail.com

Dorn Space Poetry
Gloversville Community Music
Micropolis Art
Caroga Arts Collective at Karpeles
The Glove Theatre
Caroga Arts Collective
Fulton County Area Art Opportunities

Located just outside of Gloversville are several artist organizations that may interest you. Follow the links to learn more about them and download our brochure by clicking here.

Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts

pncreativeartscenter.org

Sacandaga Valley Arts Network

svanarts.org

Caroga Arts Collective

carogaarts.org

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