3 Youth Honored


On Sunday, May 22nd, Mill Street Loft collaborated with the First Congregational Church of Poughkeepsie to honor three students from the Art Institute of Mill Street Loft’s Poughkeepsie Youth Challenge. Chris Cortez, Imani Jones, and Elvis Ricketts of Poughkeepsie High School were honored for successfully completing four years in the …

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Students top $3 Million


Graduating Seniors studying at the Art Institute of Mill Street Loft have made some amazing strides this year in their pursuit of college and careers in the arts. Heralding from numerous schools throughout the Hudson Valley, the group of 13 seniors has been offered more than $3 million in merit-based …

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Teacher and Student Present Together


Mill Street Loft has a long history of teaching young artists and students in our community to be active, responsible, and creative professionals through our youth outreach, mentoring, and visual arts programs. Our goal is to help raise up the next generation of artists, teachers, and community members that will …

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Imani Jones Shines

Imani Jones, Poughkeepsie HS - Black Lives Matter

On Wednesday, March 16th First Congregational Church (UCC) in Poughkeepsie hosted an art exhibit and discussion with the young artist, Imani Jones, a senior in the Mill Street Loft’s Poughkeepsie Youth Challenge of the Art Institute and a senior at The Poughkeepsie High School. Ms. Jones’ work consists of twelve …

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