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Friends of the Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Trail and CREATE Community Studios come togeter to create Color the Canal. This provides visual and sculptural art to welcome more than 650 cyclists who pedal the trail from Buffalo to Albany each July during the Cycle the Erie Canal (CEC) ride,as well as the many Capital Region residents who use the trail every day.

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   Funding for this project made possible in part by a grant from the Schenectady County Legislature through its County Initiative Program. 


This project is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by The Arts Center of the Capital Region.

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Participating Community groups

1334 Union St Pediatric Services
BSA Troop # 72
Coping Creatively
CREATE Teens/Everything is Lit
Liberty Partnerships Program
New Choices/FOR
Niskayuna Senior Center
Niskayuna Transitions program
SCAP/Joe Allen Apartments
Schenectady ARC-City Club
Schenectady City School District Summer Enrichment
Schenectady JCC
Stratton VA Medical Center
Studio e
Wildwood Without Walls

Participating Businesses
Amy/John Keal Music

Individual artists
Autumn Ashman
Pete Casper
Kathy Clement
Danielle Coonley
Tammy D'Ercole
Peg Foley
Max Heron
Sophia Holmes
Heather Hutchison
Deborah Ingles-Schwalbach
Laurel-Le Lipinski
Charlotte Mack
Marion Morrison Leap
Carolynn Nemeth
Natasha Pomakoy
Grace Roberts
Gillian Scott
Nakita Scott
Sonya Sousa
Cheryl Swyers
Elaine Taylor
Cecilia Thomas
Mary Ann van Alstyne
Katie Vasilyev
Leah Wolff