Upcoming Events


This landmark building  at 9 Vassar Street in Poughkeepsie, NY is the home of the Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center built by the Vassar Brothers as a home for aged men in 1881.  The boiler at 9 Vassar street is about to expire which would leave our office tenants out in the cold, the freezing pipes would burst destroying this historic structure.  Please help us raise the funds needed to replace our failing boiler and keep the warmth of the arts alive.  Other important nonprofit organizations like Friends of Seniors, the Dutchess Interfaith Council and Cocoon Theater call this place home.  Your donation is tax deductible and your assistance greatly appreciated.  Please make your contribution today and share the warmth with friends and on Facebook.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact J. Andrew Burgreen, Executivr Director at 845 486-4571 or at cunneenexec@hotmail.com.

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Upcoming Events


Please consider Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center for your end of the year tax donation credit.

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Poughkeepsie Open Studios Visit PoughkeepsieOpenStudios.org for more information.

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The Open Studio Tour takes you through several artists’ studios and galleries located in downtown historic Poughkeepsie, NY. The Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center is comprised of two beautifully restored Victorian landmark buildings built in 1881 and 1882 located minutes from the Metro-North station on Main and Vassar Streets and will have multiple artists’ work on display and for sale. An other highlight, the newly renovated 3 and half story Underwear Factory built in 1874 at 8 N. Cherry St. will offer exhibits and studio tours by local artists.

  • From: 1:00 AM to 6:00 AM
  • Admission: Free
  • 9 Vassar St Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
  • Group Rates/Incentives Offered: Yes
  • Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

What if there was a place you could hear a brass quartet ensemble, participate in a poetry slam, learn to move to the Salsa beat, see Shakespeare’s work come alive, view a vibrant watercolor exhibit and sip tea in a Victorian parlor? What if all these opportunities and more were housed in two 130 year old landmark buildings in the middle of a neighborhood undergoing a renaissance; where galleries, restaurants, other historic sites, the railroad station and the majestic Hudson River are only blocks away?

Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center!

The Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. It exists to meet the cultural needs of the community by providing venues for both professional and amateur artists to showcase their talent in music, dance, fine and visual arts AND to preserve the two historically significant structures.

Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center is an ArtHop participant.

Please click here for the Adopt A Chair Campaign.