PKX Festival (in person)

The annual PKX Festivals, in and around the Trolley Barn Gallery, serve as the building blocks for the development of a Youth Arts Empowerment Zone in the City of Poughkeepsie. Youth are responsible for every aspect of planning these events. They choose a featured artist, engage with city officials for festival permits, and organize communities throughout the city. The PKX Festival demonstrates place keeping by reactivating Middle Main with youth ideas and vision. Youth are bringing the community together as they work with professional artists and curators across the Hudson Valley for public art installation while empowering the City of Poughkeepsie.

PKX Festival Opening Reception (in person)

The annual PKX Festivals, in and around the Trolley Barn Gallery, serve as the building blocks for the development of a Youth Arts Empowerment Zone in the City of Poughkeepsie. Youth are responsible for every aspect of planning these events. They choose a featured artist, engage with city officials for festival permits, and organize communities throughout the city. The PKX Festival demonstrates place keeping by reactivating Middle Main with youth ideas and vision. Youth are bringing the community together as they work with professional artists and curators across the Hudson Valley for public art installation while empowering the City of Poughkeepsie.

Leading with Artivism “Youth Roundtable” (virtual)

Join Arts Mid-Hudson (virtually) as they talk with artivists Harrison Brisbon-McKinnon, Rosmerayah, Miguel “Lito Koqui” Sanchez, and Jayda Woodall as they share their voice about the importance of art and its impact on the community as a catalyst for change.

Q&A Session with Poet Gold will lead the evening’s conversation.

RSVP below and ask a question to be answered live the night of the event.

This event is free and open to the public

Free Open Studio Life Drawing (in person)

Visit The Barrett Art Center to view the exhibition, Body Beautiful III, and attend free open studio life drawing.

Now in its third year, this show curated by Penny Dell, celebrates the human form while offering open studio life drawing to the community throughout the duration of the exhibition.

Free Open Studio Life Drawing Dates are on:

  • Sat, 1/8 from 11am-3pm
  • Sun, 1/16 from 11am-3pm
  • Sat, 1/22 from 11am-4pm
  • Sun, 1/30 from 11am-2pm

Free Open Studio Life Drawing (in person)

Visit The Barrett Art Center to view the exhibition, Body Beautiful III, and attend free open studio life drawing.

Now in its third year, this show curated by Penny Dell, celebrates the human form while offering open studio life drawing to the community throughout the duration of the exhibition.

Free Open Studio Life Drawing Dates are on:

  • Sat, 1/8 from 11am-3pm
  • Sun, 1/16 from 11am-3pm
  • Sat, 1/22 from 11am-4pm
  • Sun, 1/30 from 11am-2pm

Free Open Studio Life Drawing (in person)

Visit The Barrett Art Center to view the exhibition, Body Beautiful III, and attend free open studio life drawing.

Now in its third year, this show curated by Penny Dell, celebrates the human form while offering open studio life drawing to the community throughout the duration of the exhibition.

Free Open Studio Life Drawing Dates are on:

  • Sat, 1/8 from 11am-3pm
  • Sun, 1/16 from 11am-3pm
  • Sat, 1/22 from 11am-4pm
  • Sun, 1/30 from 11am-2pm

Body Beautiful Exhibition Opening (in person)

Visit The Barrett Art Center for an exhibition opening of Body Beautiful III.

Now in its third year, this show curated by Penny Dell, celebrates the human form while offering open studio life drawing to the community throughout the duration of the exhibition.

Free Open Studio Life Drawing Dates are on:

  • Sat, 1/8 from 11am-3pm
  • Sun, 1/16 from 11am-3pm
  • Sat, 1/22 from 11am-4pm
  • Sun, 1/30 from 11am-2pm