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R Gallery at Arlene's

3x3 at Arlene’s

Annual Fundraising Exhibit to benefit
CREATE Community Studios

July 12, 2024- August 10, 2024

Call for Art: April 1, 2024, through June 15, 2024

3x3 at Arlene’s: July 12, 2024, through August 10, 2024

Member Preview: July 11, 2024, from 4: 30 to 5: 30 pm

Opening Party: July 12, 2024, 2:30 to 5:30 pm (featuring DJ Brent Michael)

Public Purchasing Begins: July 12, 2024, at 10 am 

Purchased Artwork Pick-Up: Starting August 12, 2024, during store hours
Unsold artworks Pick-Up: Starting August 12, 2024, during store hours


3x3 at Arlene’s supporting our community for the 5th year.

Let's make this 3x3 at Arlene's the best one yet. 

The 3x3 at Arlene’s is a fundraising exhibit. Each summer the R Gallery at Arlene’s brings together hundreds of original artworks made and donated by local professional artists, creatives, and community members. There is no limit to how many pieces people can donate. Each piece is 3” square and signed on the back. Artwork is exhibited anonymously. All work will be sold for $10 each and the proceeds will support the CREATE Community Studios. CREATE Community Studios has been voted as this year's beneficiary, receiving an impressive 42.7% of the 394 votes cast.


Names of the artists will only be made available at the end of the exhibit when they come to collect purchased work. Free to attend and family-friendly.  There is no limit to how many pieces you can buy. Don’t forget about the Opening Party for the 3X3 at Arlene’s featuring DJ Brent Michael on Friday, July 12, 2024, from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm. Let's celebrate the creativity of our community and support C.R.E.A.T.E. Community Studios.


About the CREATE Community Studios:

C.R.E.A.T.E. Community Studios is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit dedicated to providing a space where the benefits of art-making impact both the individual and the community as a whole. We offer low-cost art workshops and groups, community wellness activities, and open studios to promote art-making and the creative process as a vehicle for personal growth, communication, and social change. We believe that the beneficial experience of art-making should be affordable and accessible to everyone. Our goal is to use expressive arts as an equalizer across cultural and economic barriers, and for participants to learn how to use art as an expressive medium to increase their general well-being. We focus on the process of the art-making, not the product. Unlike other art studios, our expectations are not rooted in a product or an image. We focus on the evolution of a piece and encourage conversation about its meaning.

Here's how it works:

  • All flat or two-dimensional artwork must be 3”x3”, and sculptural or three-dimensional pieces must be 3"x3"x3”.

  • Subject matter and medium are at the artist's discretion.

  • Each piece needs to be legibly signed on the back.

  • All artwork is a donation and will be sold for $10 as a fundraiser for CREATE Community Studios.

  • All artwork must be able to displayed on a wall (NO MATS OR FRAMES).

  • Artwork drop-off location: Arlene’s Artist Materials, 57 Fuller Rd Albany, NY 12205. The deadline for submission is Saturday, June 15, 2024.

  • All artwork must be accompanied by a completed 3x3 at Arlene's Artwork Entry Form

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