Public Arts Commission

News & Announcements

Public Arts Commission Meeting – January 17, 2019

The Public Arts Commission will meet on January 17, 2019 at 6:00 pm in the Common Council Chambers, 3rd Floor, City Hall (62 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, New York). For additional information, please contact the City Clerk, at (845) 451-4225.

Cancelled: Public Arts Commission Meeting – December 20, 2018

The Public Arts Commission (PAC) meeting for December 20, 2018 has been postponed until January 17, 2019 at 6:00 pm.  Please contact us at [email protected] with any questions.  Thank you.

Cancelled: Public Arts Commission Meeting – November 15, 2018

The Public Arts Commission (PAC) meeting scheduled for November 15, 2018, has been cancelled due to anticipated inclement weather.

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The City of Poughkeepsie Public Arts Commission’s duty is to expand community awareness and advocate for the role and value of arts and culture in civic life. Taking into account the unique assets of the City of Poughkeepsie along with the successes and achievements of related revitalization efforts in other cities around the country; the commission will work to strengthen the local economy by gaining a greater regional and national recognition, advancing the City as an “arts destination” and engage public art as a major attraction for artists, cultural tourism and economic development. The Commission is to advise the City on issues relating to the arts; including the development, implementation, evaluation, and potential modification of the City’s art and culture policies, legislation, programs and services with an aim of fostering a wide range of arts and cultural offerings that engage a diverse public audience in the City of Poughkeepsie.