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Online Hearts for the Arts Sale

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Even though we had to cancel our in person Annual Fundraiser, we still wanted to celebrate our tenth anniversary with an online version of Hearts for the Arts!

We have some lovely pieces of art, framed photographs, woven goods, wreaths, carvings, folk art, baskets, home goods, accessories and even a few adventures. Sadly, most of the event donations we received were cancelled, and the school closed down almost two months before our auction donation deadline, making this a smaller event than usual. But, all things considered, we have some very nice things!!

If you’d like to see the items or make a purchase and support the school, you can find them on our new Etsy page! The sale will be live late Monday, August 31st!

August 2020
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AFS Reopens!

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We are excited to let you know that as of July 6, AFS is back open and running! We are working hard to reconfirm and reschedule as many classes impacted by the closure as possible, so please keep an eye out for updates! To ensure the safety of all of our students and staff, we will be cleaning our classrooms and all high contact areas regularly, and in accordance with NY State Guidelines we will be requiring all students to wear a face covering. Should you have any questions, or need to get in touch, please give us a call at 518-696-2400 or email us at We thank you for your patience during this time, and truly appreciate your support of our school!

March 2020
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Albany Airport Display

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We are very excited to announce our participation in Albany Airport’s Exhibition Case Program! The Exhibition Case Program is a facet of the Airport’s Art & Culture Program, which showcases the artists and cultural institutions that reside in New York’s Capital Region.

So, if you’re traveling through Albany Airport this year, be sure to stop by Terminal A to see our display.

Thank you Tom Stock and Julie Hutchinson for your artistic and technical expertise to help us make the most of this wonderful opportunity!

May 2019
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Jim Schreiner Featured in Adirondack Life Magazine

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Board member Jim Schreiner, who is also one of our inaugural instructors here at AFS was featured in a recent issue of Adirondack Life magazine. With Jim’s friendly demeanor and quick wit, there’s no question why his rustic furniture making classes are some of our most popular! To read the article check out the link below!

October 2018
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Adirondack Folk School on Prime Time

by Eve Wenger

Check out LOOK TV’s profile featuring AFS:

February 2015