2021 Poughkeepsie Gently reOpen Studios

Saturday, June 19, and Sunday, June 20,  1:00-5:00pm

Since 2015, Poughkeepsie Open Studios has been a popular and unique experience for art enthusiasts to personally interact with the many talented artists who live, work, and/or teach in our area.  Attendees to this event are afforded the opportunity to visit artist venues – studios, galleries, arts organizations, and temporary “pop-up” spaces – and explore the creative processes, inspirations and methodologies employed by participating artists as well as take in the rich history of Poughkeepsie, the broad cultural diversity of our community, and the beauty of the Hudson River Valley.

We thank the City of Poughkeepsie art galleries, arts organizations, and artists that participated in our 2021 Poughkeepsie Open Studios weekend.  Though not the large-scale event of the past we had a surprisingly good turnout with a steady stream of visitors all weekend.  It was wonderful to see people from the Hudson Valley and beyond engage with our local artists and interact with our artwork. 


We look forward to what 2022 will bring as we return whatever the "new normal" will become, and wish everyone a safe and healthy remainder of 2021.  

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Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center

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9 Vassar Street

Poughkeepsie, New York  12601

Executive Director:  Andrew Burgreen



Hallway Exhibit With The Artist

Photography of Barbara Todd


Shirley Parker-Benjamin  Suite 26

Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center

VBI Theatre Building

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12 Vassar Street

Poughkeepsie, New York  12601

Executive Director:  Andrew Burgreen



Artist - Right Gallery

Andres San Millan

Adriance Memorial Library

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93 Market Street

Poughkeepsie, New York  12601

[use the Noxon Street entrance]

Executive Director:  Tom Lawrence



Mary Wojtecki Rotunda Gallery Exhibit

Drawings of Paul Kmiotek

Sunday Gallery Hours 2:00-5:00 pm

 Artist Q & A Sunday 2:30-4:30 pm

Gallery 40

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40 Cannon Street

Poughkeepsie, New York  12601

Gallery Manager:  Sylvia Diaz



Gallery Exhibit

Tiantian Ma     “Tra(n)ce”

Virtual exhibit preview available online:  click here

Barrett Art Center

--- Saturday Only ---

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55 Noxon Street

Poughkeepsie, New York  12601

Gallery Manager: Tricia McGoey Ashlaw



Gallery Exhibits

Main Gallery:         National Juried Exhibit “Fun House: Art of the Surreal + Bizarre”

Crenson Gallery:        Barrett Kids Exhibit  "Adopt-an-Artist: Spring 2021"

Barrett Kids Gallery:    Jean Hinkley  "Adopt-an-Artist Mentor Solo Exhibition"

Live Drawing Demonstration 12:00-4:00 pm

Artist-in-Residence Benjamin Arnold in the Tom Barrett studio.

Zhane's Palette Studio

--- Saturday Only ---

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103 Main Street

Poughkeepsie, New York  12601

Azia Brown



Exhibit With The Artist

"Visions of Juneteenth" by Azhané

The Great Studio

--- Saturday Only ---

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196 Main Street

Poughkeepsie, New York  12601

Alex Vivar




Photography of Lady Ramsden

Outdoor Exhibit of Local Artwork


278 Main Street

Poughkeepsie, New York  12601

Exhibit of Local and Regional Artists Work

An exhibit of local artist work printed on vinyl, curated by local legend Nestor Madalengoitia, mounted on the outside east wall of what was formerly the Up-To-Date department store.  

Queen City 15 Gallery

317 Main Street

Poughkeepsie, New York  12601



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Featured Artists Exhibit:


Mary Flad  -  Fiber Art, Woven Tapestry

Mary Ann Glass  - Photography



4 South Clinton Street

Poughkeepsie, New York  12601

Gallery Director:  Nikki Hung



Exhibiting Artists

Jiyu An
Harriet Forman Barrett
Ana Delgado
Jan Dolan
Amy Dooley-Olender
Donna Faranda
Sharon Frey
Pamela Garfield
Caroline Guzewicz
Erica Higgs
Natalya Khorover
Colleen Kornish
Annette Jaret
Imani Jones
Robert Lechterman

Kerry Madison

Ana Mazuera

Kelly McGrath

Ilene Schwartz-Montesinos

Jean Noack

Doreen Pagano-Halsall

Franc Palaia

Alessandra Piquero-Lewis

Erin Sullivan

Jamie L Taylor

Bonnie Trottnow

Sarah Valdes

Rachel Von Wettberg

Rachel Williams

Jill Ziccardi

Featured Vendors

Blue Dot Jewelry
Coast to Coast Dog Treats
J. Baskerville Jewelry

Indigo Lane Jewelry
Pottery By Amy Schnitzer
Quiet Cove Pottery

The Urban Trail Project Community Outreach

--- Sunday Only ---

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Sidewalk in front of the

Poughkeepsie Trolley Barn

489 Main Street

Poughkeepsie, New York  12601


Project Awareness and Community Outreach

The Urban Trail aims to maximize connections and access for those who walk, run, or bicycle, whether for transportation, recreation, or other purposes. This expansion of the region's trail system will link Poughkeepsie’s northern neighborhoods with key destinations, such as Marist College, Hudson Heritage, the Hudson River waterfront, the Walkway Over the Hudson, the W.R.S. Dutchess Rail Trail, the Fall Kill Creek, and a variety of nearby parks and local businesses.

Fall Kill Creative Works - Clay Works

--- Saturday Only 12:00-5:00pm ---

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Art Centro

485 Main Street

Poughkeepsie, New York  12601



Exhibit and Demonstrations

Fall Kill Creative Works welcomes the community into our ceramics studio!  We will be offering free demonstrations throughout the day highlighting several ceramic techniques and processes.  Our Gallery will feature the work of members of our community of artists and makers.

Poughkeepsie Trolley Barn

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489 Main Street

Poughkeepsie, New York  12601



Gallery Exhibit

International Juried Exhibit:      “Up Close and Personal”

Another Special Activity!  Saturday Only

Have a personal poem written for you by Cathy Schmitz, because

"The Poet Is In"

Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory


8 North Cherry Street

Poughkeepsie, New York  12601

PUF Studios - Second Floor

Hamilton Street Studios

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HZ Electric Supply

--- Second Floor ---

135 North Hamilton Street

Poughkeepsie, New York  12601

Note:  Artist studios are on the second floor, enter from the door on the far right with a ribbon on the handle!

Clinton Street Studios

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4 South Clinton Street

Poughkeepsie, New York  12601


Artist Studios