Fashion Upstate Visits MA+CH Textile Studio in Schenectady

Fashion Upstate visited MA+CH Textile Studio in Schenectady on July 27 for a fantastic studio tour, where founders Charles and Marika Contompasis gave in-depth, hands-on explanation of the patented processes they use to create the high-end textiles and garments they ship to boutiques throughout the country. MA+CH was founded in 2002, and employs 15 in their Schenectady factory. “MA+CH is … Read More

Freelancers Photo Gallery: Troy Public Art Event, August 2, 2017

On Wednesday, August 2, over 100 Creative Freelancers gathered on a beautiful evening in Monument Square in Troy to meet, mingle and network. Ed Murphy of Workforce Development Institute handed out copies of his book “Creative Lives,” Rare Form Brewing Company offered $1 drafts, and our discussion topic of “Give Yourself a Break: Budgeting and Scheduling for Vacations” shed light … Read More

Four Restauranteurs Give Capital Region Its Sizzle

The house was jam-packed at Albany Center Gallery on Thursday, July 6, for a discussion with four of the region’s most innovative restauranteurs — Vic Christopher (Peck’s Arcade, Lucas Confectionary), Claudia Crisan (Crisan Bakery and Edible Art Gallery), Corey Nelson (Troy Kitchen), and Ric Orlando (New World Bistro Bar) — who gathered in support of photographer Richard Lovrich‘s “Makers 365” … Read More

SPAC and New York City Ballet Unveil Dance Videos Created in Saratoga and Troy

When the New York City Ballet was scouting locations for a series of gorgeous new videos to promote their upcoming summer season, SPAC  CEO Elizabeth Sobol found seven amazing Saratoga locations — and then reached out to Susan Herlands Holland, Executive Director of Historic Albany Foundation for her thoughts about a great location somewhere else in the Capital Region. Holland, … Read More

ACE SPOTLIGHT: “Untitled” Event Showcases Millennial Brands and Talent at Troy Kitchen

Kat Richards and Malaika Lyok recently graduated from Mission Accomplished‘s “Fashion Edition” program and decided it was time to launch their multi-platform brand, known as Untitled, in earnest, so on Sunday, June 25, from noon-4pm at Troy Kitchen, they gathered a dozen artists and creators for an event that showcased talent and energy of Capital Region millennials. T-shirt and fashion … Read More

ACE Spotlight: Sophie Moss, Albany Symphony

Sophie Moss joined Albany Symphony two years ago and is already on her third job title. “AS has really allowed me to take the initiative on many projects, so it’s been easy to gain a lot of experience very quickly,” she said. “There is always a LOT to do!” Her interest in music began with violin lessons when she was … Read More

“Makers 365” Photography Exhibit and Event, Thursday, July 6, Albany Center Gallery

Join ACE on Thursday, July 6th, at Albany Center Gallery for the “Makers 365” Photography Exhibit and Discussion Event, celebrating the Capital Region’s Creative Restauranteurs. “Makers 365” is the latest iteration of a year-long project by photographer Richard Lovrich, who took pictures of creatives who live or were passing through the Capital Region. The photos were first posted on Facebook … Read More

Electric City “IDENTITY” Fashion Show Saturday, July 8, 8pm, New York State Museum

Upstate Alliance for the Creative Economy (ACE) is celebrating the launch of our new “Fashion Upstate” initiative with the sponsorship of Electric City Couture’s “IDENTITY” Fashion Show on Saturday, July 8, 8pm, at the New York State Museum in Albany. General admission tickets: $20 advance | $25 at the door VIP premium packages available Tickets Available at the Electric City … Read More

Upstate Alliance for the Creative Economy (ACE) Announces “Fashion Upstate” Initiative to Promote Jobs and Growth of Fashion Industry in the Capital Region

As part of our ongoing effort to develop and promote the Creative Industries in the Capital Region, Upstate Alliance for the Creative Economy (ACE) is launching the Fashion Upstate initiative, bringing together experienced and aspiring industry professionals through events, networking, educational opportunities and more. Fashion Upstate kicks off with sponsorship of Electric City Couture’s “IDENTITY” Fashion Show on Saturday, July … Read More

ACE “Rogue Film School” Kicks Off at WMHT

WMHT, Youth FX, Upstate Alliance for the Creative Economy and Film Upstate kicked off a new event series called “Rogue Film School” on Thursday, June 1. Our first installment featured veteran casting director / producer Heidi Levitt, who has cast over 100 features, and worked with directors Oliver Stone, Wayne Wang, Werner Herzog, Wim Wenders, Sally Potter, Mark Ruffalo and … Read More