Contact Us

One of Poughkeepsie’s Ugliest Bridges Getting Artistic Makeover

Google Maps
Google Maps

An ugly bridge in the City of Poughkeepsie is being transformed into a work of art.

The Route 9 underpass on Main Street is not one of the prettiest spots in the city. But that will soon change thanks to Arts Mid-Hudson. Poughkeepsie’s arts community has made the bridge their next project in their quest to beautify the city.

Submissions are being accepted for artists who’d like to use the bridge as their own personal canvas. Organizers would like to paint the two aprons directly under Rt. 9 on each side of the underpass, as well as the 12 columns under the bridge.

The Poughkeepsie Arts Commission will be picking five preliminary designs to be presented at a public meeting in August. The final design will be selected by a panel of jurors from the community. After the final design is chosen the artist will sign a contract and get to work on painting the bridge.

If you’re a budding artist and are interested in submitting your design, there’s still time. An informational meeting will be held on June 21. You can also fill out an online application and receive more information from Arts Mid-Hudson’s website.

Best of Mix 97.7

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for MIX 97.7 FM VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive MIX 97.7 FM VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.