“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

Washington County in Bloom!

I’ve lived Upstate for 12 years, and am just now discovering our gorgeous rural towns, roads, businesses and arts organizations. I drive upwards of 1,000 miles a month with my job as ACE Project Director, and while much of that time is spent in our cities of Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Hudson, Glens Falls and Saratoga, I’m occasionally — and very … Read More

Congratulations, 40 Under 40 Honorees!

Upstate Alliance for the Creative Economy (ACE) congratulates the 2017 honorees of the Albany Business Review’s “40 Under 40” list. This year, 10 of the 40 honorees are involved with ACE, or are leaders in the industry segments that compose the region’s Creative Economy. Among them: Dan Cullen, regional director of the Workforce Development Institute (ACE Leadership) Alejandro del Peral, … Read More

Schuylerville’s Creative Economy: Revibe

Cassie Wilusz Revolution Cafe

by Thomas Dimopolous Kristi Carrara opened Revibe in a 350-square foot space on Broad Street in October 2015, but always had her eye on a larger venue. Today, she has expanded into a two-floor, 3,000-square foot building where she provides a combination of traditional retail and consignment sales, and a space for others in the community to sell their own … Read More

Schuylerville’s Creative Economy: GypsYoga

gypsyoga carol dimopoulos

by Thomas Dimopolous For much of the 20th century, the second floor space inside the brick building at the corner of Broad and Front streets housed the Ackshand Knitting Company, manufacturers of unique gloves. In October 2016, Carol Dimopoulos re-opened the space as the GypsYoga Center to promote health and wellness through movement, meditation and the arts. “The goal is … Read More

Schuylerville’s Creative Economy: Hudson Crossing Park

Hudson Crossing Park Cindy Wian

by Thomas Dimopolous Hudson Crossing Park centers around Champlain Canal Lock 5 Island, just north of the village of Schuylerville. It is a bi-county park where history, geology and environmental conscience meet, and where partnerships and grants from both public and private channels have ushered in the development of public trails and structures. Cindy Wian first became involved with Hudson … Read More

Schuylerville’s Creative Economy: Revolution Cafe

Cassie Wilusz Revolution Cafe

by Thomas Dimopolous Inside the Revolution Café, a wall labeled “Dream” stands opposite a chalkboard that reads “Your Vibe Attracts Your Tribe,” and a full bistro menu boasts titles like Federalist Salads, Patriot Sandwiches, and Constitution Wraps. “I like the historical aspect of the name Revolution Cafe, because I feel everything in Schuylerville is a revolution,” said Cassandra Wilusz, who … Read More