FAQ

How do I show my work in the gallery? How do I host an exhibition in the space?
The exhibition schedule for the Trolley Barn Gallery is planned two to three years in advance with an annual schedule of youth-curated exhibitions and an annual series of exhibitions featuring art created by youth. This unique mix is one piece of The Art Effect’s portfolio of programs designed to strengthen our community and showcase the positive impacts of arts and arts education.

While opportunities for solo, group, or traveling exhibitions to show at the Trolley Barn Gallery are infrequent, we invite community members to suggest exhibition opportunities through this form. These proposals will be reviewed by the Trolley Barn Gallery and Program staff and youth and we will contact you within 8-10 weeks of receiving your inquiry. Thank you for your interest. 

Can I host an event in the Trolley Barn Gallery?
The Trolley Barn Gallery may be rented for special events, hosting anywhere from 10 to 150 guests. The Art Effect offers the Trolley Barn Gallery at times when the gallery is not in use for The Art Effect’s art education programs. If you would like to find out more about Trolley Barn Gallery rental policies and rates, please call 845.471.7477 or email trolleybarn@thearteffect.org for more information. 

Where is parking for the Trolley Barn Gallery? 
On street parking is available on both sides of Main Street in front of the Trolley Barn. Off-street parking is available directly to the west side of the building. Additional parking is available at the public parking lot between the Poughkeepsie Public Safety building and the Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory. 

Is the Trolley Barn Gallery handicapped accessible? 
We welcome visitors of all ages and physical abilities. The exhibition space at the Trolley Barn Gallery is fully accessible, and includes fully accessible restrooms. Please contact us at 845.471.7477 or trolleybarn@thearteffect.org if you have additional questions, we are happy to help make your visit as comfortable as possible. 

I have a space that needs artwork. Can you curate a show in my space?
Young people with successful prerequisite experience on the Youth Curatorial Team are happy to work with you to design curated artistic installations at your business or community organization. Please contact us at trolleybarn@thearteffect.org for more information. We look forward to meeting your curating needs.

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