Welcome to Poughkeepsie, New York

Pougkeepsie Open Studios is an opportunity to interact personally with artists who live, work, or teach in our area, and to find out more about their inspirations, their creative processes, and the types of media they employ. While touring our venue of artist studios, art galleries, arts organizations, and temporary artist "pop-up" spaces, take time to experience the rich history of Poughkeepsie, the broad cultural diversity of our community, and the beauty of the Hudson River Valley.

The 2020 event, our sixth year, is transitioning to an online experience due to  circumstances beyond our control. We will miss the excitement of having large numbers of visitors touring our City, the face-to-face interactions, and the occasional crowed studios.  We will return to business as usual in 2021!  We plan to have our website fully populated toward the end of June, so stay tuned.

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Artist registration for the 2020 Poughkeepsie Open Studios virtual event is now closed.  Artists interested in future participation please Contact Us via email.


New Times, Time For Something New

For the next few months we will be using our time  and resources to promote our local artists and to help the artists with tools they can use to promote themselves.  As an alternative to attracting a large number of visitors we are providing a short video of each artist, suitable for posting on our website and social media, introducing each artist with a sample of their work.

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Poughkeepsie Open Studios is hosted by the Barrett Art Center, a nonprofit arts organization housed in a historic building that features the studio of Poughkeepsie artist Thomas Barrett, Jr (1902-1947). The Center’s mission is to foster and perpetuate an appreciation of the visual arts in the Hudson Valley through exhibitions, education and preservation. This event is produced by an all-volunteer committee, partnering with our local artists, arts organizations, art galleries, and businesses.


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This project is made possible, 
in part, through funding from Dutchess Tourism, administered by Arts Mid-Hudson.