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A GSCA Pledge Drive 

Help Us Illuminate 68!

Grand Street Community Arts wants to Illuminate 68 Grand Street by improving / renovating our 68 Grand Street Center to ensure that we can continue providing programs, services and resources to our community. Help us bring the light back to 68 Grand Street by making a donation TODAY.
Your donation will support the programs and improvements listed below! 

Current Youth & Adult Programs
1. ArtStreet Youth Art Workshop
2. Youth Chess
3. WCAA-LP 107.3 (Community Radio Station)
4. Creative WorkSpace (148 Central Ave)

Proposed Facility Improvements

  1. Renovating Basement Space - to create a Media Arts Center that will provide community training programs and job-readiness training opportunities.

  2. Upgrades to the Sanctuary Level for arts programming, performances and events

  3. Continued Upgrades to the Front of the Building / Entrance 

About 68 Grand Street

Grand Street Community Arts’ home is the former St. Anthony’s Church, a beautiful Italian Renaissance Revival church which was, until the 1970s, the center of a thriving Italian neighborhood. It lost its parishioners during the construction of the Empire State Plaza and eventually was closed for years. 

Our organization is working to restore this treasure into a vibrant center for what is now one of the most economically and racially diverse neighborhoods in the City of Albany. Our aim is  “to create unity and connection, especially through the arts, in an inner-city neighborhood with racial and economic diversity.”

Your donation supports the continuation of programs, events and activities such as ArtStreet, Chess, WCAA-LP 107.3, continued upgrades to our Community Center and Creatives Arts Workspace. 

Volunteers are always welcome. For more information please feel free to contact us at 518-463-2222 or

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