Upcoming Events


    Dutchess County Executive, Marcus Molinero,
    to award Art Grants to Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center and two other local performing arts venues

    Date: Oct. 1st at 1:30 pm
    Location: at the VBI (Vassar Brothers Institute) Theater 12 Vassar Street in Poughkeepsie.

    The grants, administered through Arts Mid-Hudson, will be used to help further the missions of these not for profit theater organizations.  “The Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center will invest in a new Marly dance floor for its 1200 sq. ft. 2nd floor dance studio; purchase a new video projector, follow spot and lighting dimmer pac.

    These improvements will make the facility more desirable to rent and enhance the quality of productions presented to our audiences”, says Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center Executive Director, J. Andrew Burgreen.

  • Coming to the Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center:
    The Ed Wood, Jr. statue


    Click on the statue for the flier.

    Click here for more info

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.