(at 164 Garden Street)
An ongoing interactive mural is in the works on one of the large walls of the building located at the corner of Parker Avenue and Garden Street.
The mural showcases an abstract look at Poughkeepsie through the minds of inquisitive youth who live in the area, thanks to a partnership between The Art Effect and Scenic Hudson. The mural features a chalkboard section which invites folks to offer their ideas and hopes for future uses of the abandoned building and lot (purchased by Scenic Hudson) where the mural is installed.
The mural was introduced to the neighborhood Saturday, November 12th, 2022, as part of a Block Party hosted by Scenic Hudson and various community groups, where neighbors came together to eat, play, dance, exchange ideas, and enjoy the space and each other.