Poughkeepsie celebrates the arts throughout the year in all forms – exhibitions, dance, music and the culinary arts.  Home to a wide variety of theaters and performance spaces, Poughkeepsie is the performing arts capital of the Hudson Valley, and also features more than 30 murals, 70 outdoor sculptures, historic architecture and the Walkway Over the Hudson, manyPoughkeepsie that are within walking distance of the train station. Queen City Saturdays is the third weekend of every month – an advocacy project by the Dutchess County Arts Council to provide information and promote the area artists and cultural events. Queen City Arts is an initiative to provide gallery space in Poughkeepsie, where currently there are few opportunities for local artists to exhibit. Artists are encouraged to contact the Arts Council to exhibit their artwork.To become involved with these arts and cultural events, contact the Arts Council: 845-454-3222 or  www.artsmidhudson.org The Dutchess County Arts Council is a nonprofit arts service organization founded in 1964, dedicated to strengthening and supporting artists and arts organizations in the Mid-Hudson Valley region. The mission of the Dutchess County Arts Council is to provide the vision and  leadership to support a thriving and diverse arts culture in the Mid-Hudson Valley.     http://queencityarts.org Hyde Park, located between Poughkeepsie
and Rhinebeck, is home to a number of artists, who are inspired by its beautiful views of the Hudson and a rich history dating back to 1742. The opening of the Artists’ Collective of Hyde Park Gallery in 2012 has added a popular venue for art lovers. Hyde Park and adjacent Staatsburg boast historic parks and locations including the Franklin D. Roosevelt Home and Library, Eleanor’s estate “Valkill”, the Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, Mills Norrie State Park, Norrie Point Marina and the Culinary Institute of America. These destinations, as well as the proximity to area colleges and Hyde Park’s charming inns and B&B’s, attract many visitors each year.The members of the Artists’ Collective of Hyde Park nurture art and artists in the local area, present art exhibitions and events and volunteer in support of community and charitable organizations.   www.hydeparkartists.com

 

Art Venues

Artists’ Collective of Hyde Park 4338 Albany Post Rd. HP 914-456-6700 www.achpny.com
Barrett Art Center 55 Noxon St. P 845-471-2550 www.BarrettArtCenter.org
Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center,
Vassar College
124 Raymond Ave. P 845-437-5632 www.fllac.vassar.edu
InnerLight Health Spa 1 East Dorsey Ln. HP 845-229-9998 www.innerlighthealthspa.com
James Palmer Gallery, Vassar College 124 Raymond Ave. P 845-437-5370 www.palmergallery.vassar.edu
Locust Grove Estate 2683 South Rd. P 845-454-4500 www.lgny.org
Marist College Art Gallery 3399 North Rd. P 845-575-3000×3182 marist.edu/commarts/art/gallery
Mid-Hudson Heritage Center 317 Main St. P 845-214-1113 www.midhudsonheritage.org
Mill St. Loft / Multi Arts Educational Center/Gallery 45 Pershing Ave. P 845-471-7477 http://millstreetloft.org
Art Centro 485 Main St. P 845-454-4525 http://artcentro.org

Performing Arts

Bardavon 1869 Opera House 35 Market St. P 845-473-5288 www.bardavon.org
Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center & Theater 9 and 12 Vassar St. P 845-486-4571 www.cunneen-hackett.org
Powerhouse Theater at Vassar College 124 Raymond Ave. P www.Powerhouse.vassar.edu
Arts at Vassar (music, dance, theater, film) 124 Raymond Ave. P www.arts.vassar.edu

Sponsors

Custom Touch Upholstery 587 N. Quaker Ln. HP 845-229-5396 www.customtouchonline.com
Roosevelt Inn of Hyde Park 4360 Albany Post Rd. HP 845-229-2443 www.rooseveltinnofhydepark.com
DS Electric HP 845-240-1235 dselectric.org
HDTracks.com Hi-Res Music Downloads HP www.hdtracks.com
Snap2Wrap.com Canvas Wrap Framing HP www.snap2wrap.com
Journey Inn Bed & Breakfast 1 Sherwood Pl. HP 845-229-8972 www.journeyinn.com
Barbara Todd Photography HP www.barbaratodd.zenfolio.com
Nic & Wambach Creative Arts HP 845-417-5377 www.nicandwambachcreativearts.com
Tompkins Enterprises, General Contractor HP 845-702-6528
John Stevens, Caricaturist/Illustrator HP 866-724-4425 www.caricatoonist.com
Carolyn H. Edlund, Artist P http://carolynedlund.com

Community Resources

 Arts Mid-Hudson  9 Vassar St. P 845-454-3222 www.artsmidhudson.org
Dutchess County Tourism 3 Neptune Rd. P 845-463-4000 www.dutchesstourism.com