exhibitions at the gallery


The Art Effect’s newest location at the historic Trolley Barn Gallery on Main Street in Poughkeepsie trains youth as leaders who catalyze the community through the arts and re-energize downtown Poughkeepsie. The Art Effect’s permanent presence at the Trolley Barn will bring together youth and established art professionals to present impactful exhibitions that engage the wider community and acquaint youth with curatorial and exhibition practices.

Re-activating the iconic Poughkeepsie Trolley Barn through an innovative approach to youth empowerment through the arts, The Art Effect is putting youth in the driver seat of this incredible gallery space, empowering them to engage community members and visitors in transformative arts experiences that they curate. Check the calendar for upcoming youth-led exhibitions and performances at the Trolley Barn Gallery, designed to strengthen our community and showcase the positive impacts of arts and arts education.