Co-Op Cafe Euphoria Envisions a Fairer Model of Work

In Troy, New York, Cafe Euphoria models a radical and equitable new business model for the food industry. Operating as a worker-owned cooperative that’s run by a team of eight transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals, the cafe currently has a base wage of $18 per hour, which everyone—regardless of position—receives. Once the business breaks even, wages will continue to increase until reaching $32. This system was …

Foreland’s Eccentric Inflatable Artwork Epitomizes the Exuberance of Upstate Art Weekend

Once again, the Catskill, New York contemporary art complex pleased those who passed through

During the 2021 installment of Upstate Art Weekend, contemporary art complex Foreland officially welcomed guests to Catskill, New York. An amalgamation of three historic buildings, comprising some 85,000 square feet, Foreland interlinks gallery spaces with artist studios, event venues and more. Transfixed by the spectacular destination and its thought-provoking programming, we returned to the riverfront complex for this year’s Upstate Art Weekend, toured the current exhibit (featuring contributions from Document, …

Upstate Art Weekend’s Exhilarating, Expansive 2022 Program

This year's installment weaves together more than 145 participants across eight counties

One of the most refreshing occasions on the annual arts calendar, Upstate Art Weekend returns for a third installment this 22-24 July. The exhilarating 2022 program includes 100 exhibitions, coupled with more than 50 open artist studios—a first for the series. This is a substantial increase from last year’s 61 participants, and the 23 venues of Upstate Art Weekend’s 2020 debut. More than statistics that support one weekend’s …