The Art Effect at the Trolley Barn Gallery is the first youth-led gallery in the Hudson Valley, NY. Our mission is to train youth as leaders who catalyze the community through the arts and re-energize downtown Poughkeepsie. The iconic Poughkeepsie Trolley Barn puts youth in the drivers seat of this incredible space, empowering them to engage community members and visitors in transformative arts experiences that they curate along side established professionals.

In addition to youth-curated, international juried exhibitions, The Trolley Barn Gallery is home to a unique blend of workforce programming that brings together youth and established art professionals to present impactful exhibitions and festivals to engage our neighborhood and acquaint youth with curatorial and exhibitions practices.

The Trolley Barn Gallery hosts many youth-led events and exhibitions throughout the year. Click here to see the current exhibitions and visit the calendar for more upcoming events.

Exhibition Review: East of sun, west of moon by Oscar yi Hou at the Brooklyn Museum

Reviewed by Chanel Reed

One of the youngest artists to exhibit a solo show at a substantial museum in New York, Oscar yi Hou: East of sun, west of moon, has exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum from October 14, 2022 – September 17, 2023.

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PKX Festival and Teen Art Exhibition Coming Soon!

Save The Date for the 3rd annual PKX Festival, April 18-20, 2024. Read more»

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Exhibition Review: East of sun, west of moon by Oscar yi Hou at the Brooklyn Museum

Reviewed by Chanel Reed One of the youngest artists to exhibit a solo show at a substantial museum in New York, Oscar yi Hou: East of sun, west of moon, has exhibited at the Brooklyn…

PKX Festival and Teen Art Exhibition Coming Soon!

PKX Festival and Teen Art Exhibition Coming Soon!

Save The Date for the 3rd annual PKX Festival, April 18-20, 2024. The PKX Teen Art Exhibition celebrates imaginative and original artworks created by young people who have a passion for their medium.  The International PKX Art…

The Episode Where a Gallery Exhibits Anime Art

The Episode Where a Gallery Exhibits Anime Art

Exhibition: February 23 – March 22, 2024 In this episode, the Trolley Barn Gallery called artists from all over the globe to celebrate anime, manga, and comic books through a vibrant exhibition of art inspired…

Call for Entry: The Exhibition Where a Gallery Exhibits Anime Art

Call for Entry: The Exhibition Where a Gallery Exhibits Anime Art

Deadline to Submit: November 26, 2023 In this episode, the Trolley Barn Gallery is calling artists from all over the globe to celebrate anime, manga, and comic books through a fun, vibrant exhibition of art inspired…

Call for Teen Art: Film, 2D & 3D Art for the PKX Teen Arts & Film Festival

Call for Teen Art: Film, 2D & 3D Art for the PKX Teen Arts & Film Festival

Deadline to Submit: January 16, 2024 The PKX Exhibition celebrates imaginative and original artworks created by young people who have a passion for their medium. If you feel your work is too weird, too different, or too…

“The Highs of Life” Call for Entry Deadline EXTENDED!

“The Highs of Life” Call for Entry Deadline EXTENDED!

Deadline to Submit: May 20, 2023 Introducing “The Highs of Life,” an international juried exhibition now accepting submissions with a focus on deconstructing synthetic joy. Beyond the black mirror of instagram-worthy moments and snapchat filters,…

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With support of the National Endowment for the Arts, Our Town program, The Art Effect at the Trolley Barn serves as an anchor arts institution in downtown Poughkeepsie, NY. The Youth Arts Empowerment Zone celebrates core tenets of creative entrepreneurship, youth leadership, and innovative public art in a series of two PKX Arts Festivals in 2022 and 2023. Click Here To Learn More

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