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The Art Effect at the Trolley Barn

The Trolley Barn

The Art Effect is pleased to announce our new gallery location at the historic Trolley Barn Gallery at 489 Main St, Poughkeepsie.

The mission of The Art Effect at the Trolley Barn is to train youth as leaders who catalyze the community through the arts and re-energize downtown Poughkeepsie. The iconic Poughkeepsie Trolley Barn will be re-activated with youth in the drivers seat of this incredible space, empowering them to engage community members and visitors in transformative arts experiences that they curate.

Trolley Barn Intensive

The new program brings together youth and established art professionals to present impactful exhibitions to engage our neighborhood and acquaint youth with curatorial and exhibitions practices.

Youth-led exhibitions and performances including showcases presenting students artwork, teen visions, and juried national exhibitions at the Trolley Barn are designed to strengthen our community and showcase the positive impacts of arts and arts education.


Upcoming Shows and Events

Current Call for Entries:

Reel Exposure International Teen Film And Photography Festival

Current Shows & Events:

Senior Project Exhibition
Now through Friday, January 29

Senior Project Exhibition

Exhibition Dates and Gallery Hours
Wednesday – Friday, 12-3pm
Saturday 12-4pm

The Art Effect’s Senior Project Exhibition showcases artwork from the most advanced arts course for high school students in 2020. Artwork from this 12-week intensive class is designed to help high school seniors build a strong, cohesive, and scholarship-winning arts portfolio. Come see the artwork in person and experience first-hand the incredible talent of local young artists!