Art After Dark

The night will feature immersive arts experiences created by The Art Effect staff and youth, culinary delights, and signature cocktails with an artistic twist.
The evening will honor three prominent community and arts leaders; G. Angela Henry, Shakur Peterson, and the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Proceeds from the evening provide essential support for The Art Effect’s arts education programming. Tickets on sale soon.

Meet The 2022 Honorees

Each year, Art After Dark honors individuals and organizations who have improved the quality of life for individuals and families in our community; have shown noteworthy support of The Art Effect; or serve as leaders and change-agents in the Hudson Valley. Each year, Art After Dark honors individuals and organizations who have improved the quality of life for individuals and families in our community; shown a great love of and support of The Art Effect; or serve as leaders and change agents in the local community.

G. Angela Henry
Shakur Peterson
Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce

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Sponsor The Event

You can support The Art Effect by purchasing event sponsorships or journal ads for 2022 Art After Dark. Sponsorships are a unique way you can support The Art Effect’s mission and high-quality arts programs, create a memorable fundraising night immersed in the arts, and raise awareness about your business in the Hudson Valley. Join us!

Art After Dark Mission

The Art Effect empowers young people to develop their creative voice to shape their futures and bring about positive social change. Art After Dark is The Art Effect’s signature fundraising event featuring immersive arts experiences. In 2020, the event was a virtual “choose your own adventure” gala and honored Todd Poteet, former teacher at The Art Effect, and Sad’e Sharas, alumna of The Art Effect and successful entrepreneur and founder of Black Excellence Community Inc. In 2019 at Locust Grove, the event hosted more than 187 people and honored community leaders Karen and Nevill Smythe and artist and alumnus Jason Bard Yarmosky. In 2018 at The Henry A. Wallace Center at FDR, the event hosted 140 people to honor community leaders Michael Quinn and Niki Pagones Quinn, and alumni Breanna Nussbickel and Amina Kearney.

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