Spectrum, our company, is partnerining with Ovation TV to support local art here in the Capital Region.

The results of that partnership on display Friday at the Albany Center Gallery during the Stand for the Arts awards ceremony. The gallery is one of 12 recipients getting $10,000 to support local arts.

Friday was the opening night of its 2019 Members Show.

Assemblywoman Pat Fahy was at the event and says the arts are important for the local economy. 

"So many jobs that we don't think of as specifically artistic, have an artistic bent or an artistic need," she says.

Throughout the Spectrum footprint, $120,000 in all will be contributed to local arts, cultural and educational organizations.