Arts For Justice: October 12th at The Art Effect

Join The Art Effect in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement for our SECOND Arts for Justice event: a FREE open studios event for all ages this Indigenous People’s Day. Your voice will be heard through drawing, painting, photography, film, and more.  Art can help process emotions, express opinions, and build community. View a pop-up exhibition of local Black, Indigenous, and Artists of Color featured on the walls of our Carole Wolf art gallery. Drop in for a quick visit or stay longer to create art with powerful and personal meaning. For more information about this event, contact COVID-19 health protocols will be followed and all attendees will adhere to social distancing requirements. Please take note of the following: No more than 10 visiting individuals will be inside at a time, but there will be outside options while you wait! Bring your own mask and gloves Use hand sanitizer provided by The Art Effect before each activity Due to Covid-19, no food will be provided Where & When: The Art Effect @ 45 Pershing Avenue Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Monday, October 12 from 12pm-4pm See who’s going on Facebook! Activity Descriptions:  Power of Art A pop up Gallery Exhibition in the Carol Wolfe Gallery featuring local art created by Black, Indigenous, and Artists of Color.  Memorial of the Fallen In this community collaboration, use imagery, symbols, and artistic fonts to write inspirational messages to those we have lost to police brutality and have your voices be heard while we fill every empty space on this powerful mini mural. Pumpkin Painting Paint a pumpkin however you’d like: Halloween, Autumn, Justice, etc. to take with you and decorate your home. Outdoor Chalk Murals Bring your passion beyond the borders of a canvas or camera frame. Use chalk to decorate The Art Effect’s parking lot with powerful quotes, symbols, and imagery. Art Speaks Louder Whether you are illustrating an emotional scene or creating your own Black Lives Matter poster, use color pencil, marker, watercolor, ink, and/or oil pastels to make your creative voice heard. Focus on Justice Use the power of an image to create your own bold snapshots through stand-alone photos or even a whole series designed to tell the story YOU want. Have a photo taken of you with your Black Lives Matter artwork or striking your most powerful pose.