albany-logo-new.JPGAlbany, N.Y. - Love is in the air at the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center, corner of Broadway and Clinton Avenue in downtown Albany, as the Center hosts a Valentine's Day mixed media art exhibit presented by Art n Soul, Inc. The public is invited to the free exhibit opening on 1st Friday, February 4th, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The opening will also showcase custom jewelry, vintage aprons, and a special Valentine's star program in the Henry Hudson Planetarium. The exhibit is on display through March 25th. Two workshops will be held during the three month-long exhibit:
  • On Saturday, February 12th, Pamper Yourself!: A Holistic & Wellbeing Workshop will be held from noon to 3 p.m. The workshop includes demonstrations on yoga, meditation, massage therapy, Reiki and other ways to pamper yourself and nurture your relationships. Participants include The Body Works Wellness Center and Key 2 Joy. Cost is $10 per person.
  • On Saturday, March 5th, a workshop entitled Artrepreneurship 101 will be held from noon to 2 p.m. for up and coming artists. During this workshop, Chief Creativity Coach, Janet Tanguay, from Art n Soul, will discuss how to market and promote art work. Cost is $20 per person. For reservations, contact 518-842-1757.
"We invite people from around the Capital Region to join us this Valentine's Day season to share in our community's love of art," said Kathy Quandt, Visitors Center Director of Operations. Parking for the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center is available via Spencer Street. For more information call (518) 434-0405 or visit Art n Soul, Inc. is dedicated to nurturing the creative spirit that resides within everyone. For more information, contact 518-842-1757 and/ or visit The Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc. was established in 1976 to promote the civic and commercial progress of the community through increased development of conventions and tourism. ACCVB currently represents more than 300 member businesses and assists each year in hundreds of regional meetings. ACCVB also operates the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center, Henry Hudson Planetarium and the Albany International Airport Information Center. For more information, call 518-434-1217 or 800-258-3582 and/or visit            

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Contact: Kathy Quandt, Director of Operations Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau 518-434-1217 x 213,