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SEPTEMBER IN THE CITY ART FAIR TODAY

September 14, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE:              August 24, 2017
CONTACT:        Ryan Murray, Public Relations Coordinator
518.434.5415 / Rmurray@albanyny.gov

ALBANY, NY - The City of Albany presents the 2017 September in the City Art Fair series, this September now Thursdays in Downtown Albany’s DiNapoli Park. A midday showcase for local art, music and culture, September in the City features exhibits and work available for purchase from regional mixed media artists and crafters, with a different live musical act providing the soundtrack each week. The September in the City Art Fair is sponsored by Albany Center Gallery and Exit 97.7.

Applications for September in the City artists and crafters are still being accepted. Click here, visit www.albanyevents.org/vendor_information or call 518.434.2032 for more information.

The September in the City Art Fair features live music by:

September 14: ALEX SMITH
Alex Smith grew up in Long Lake, NY, in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains. His music is informed heavily by the community and legendary folk music of the Adirondacks, steeped in tradition but always looking ahead to the future. Smith began touring while in college at St. Lawrence University, and there released his first two albums, Sawdust, and Live with Dylan Rice. Now, he tours and records extensively both solo and with his band The Mountain Sound, and signed with Wepecket Island Records for his third record, Hamilton County.


September 21: RYAN LEDDICK 

Having shared the stage with many people in numerous settings Ryan Leddick has taken his own road, from theatre to live sound, and infused many genres - echoing tasteful reggae beats with soulful melodic passages. Starting out as a solo artist and continuing today he continues to make audiences want more, showcasing his playful and humble spirit. Ryan has shared the stage with a few great artists. Most notably Damien Rice, Patti Larkin, and some great names from Broadway.  

September 28: RAGLIACCI
Ragliacci is a vaudevillesque revival pied and piping as your local folk clown. Oft improvising with guitar, harmonica, kazoo, and a parade of percussion, Ragliacci is sure to entertain with old folk songs, early jazz, a cappella classical, contemporary favorites and original material from off the beaten path and around the world. This clown seeks to be a mirror to the realities of the human experience. There is no fourth wall. Audience participation is always encouraged. Ragliacci also teaches clown workshops and is a wedding officiant. Come see Will Kempe's Players' original practices production of Twelfth Night, or What You Will beginning September 9th, 2pm at Siena College. Rags is Feste.

Poster and logo designed by Albany Center Gallery and design intern Darryl Cokes II.
For more information on the September in the City Art Fair, call 518.434.2032, visit www.albanyevents.org or follow albanyNYevents on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 
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