Press Releases


February – The Art Effect Offers In-Person Summer Programming for Ages 5-19

The Art Effect Announces New International Exhibition Series and Permanent Management of  the Trolley Barn Gallery

The Art Effect to Receive $20,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

March- The Art Effect Hosts Reel Exposure International Teen Film and Photography Festival This April!

The Art Effect Announces Affiliation with Barrett Art Center to Expand Youth and Community Opportunities in the Arts in Poughkeepsie

May- The Art Effect Offers In-Person Summer Art Institute This Summer

The Art Effect Receives $100,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

The Art Effect To Participate in Hudson Valley Gives Day on May 19, 2021

Up Close and Personal International Juried Exhibition Opens in Poughkeepsie This Week

July- The Art Effect Presents Art After Dark on Friday, October 22nd

November – The Art Effect Releases 2020 Annual Report and End of Year Campaign: Building Stronger Communities


March – Virtual Screenwriting + Sculpture Bootcamp Paid Work Opportunities For Dutchess County Youth

April – The Art Effect is Amplifying the Creative Voices of Young People

The Art Effect’s The Reel Exposure International Teen Film & Photo Festival Goes Virtual!

May – The Art Effect’s Graduating Seniors Are College-Bound with Scholarships

The Art Effect Offers Summer Programming for Ages 4-19

June – Dutchess Arts Camps Nurture Creativity and Friendship

July – The Art Effect Releases 2019 Annual Report Celebrating Two Years Since Merger

The Art Effect Congratulates Our 2020 Congressional Art Award Winners

August – Providing Youth with Social and Creative Outlets at The Art Effect This Fall

September – The Art Effect Takes Over As New Conductor of The Poughkeepsie Trolley Barn Gallery

October – Black Lives Matter Planter Sculptures Unveiled on Rose Street, Poughkeepsie

The Art Effect Presents Annual Regional Portfolio Week, November 2 – 5

November – The Art Effect Announces An Interactive Extravaganza Virtual Gala, Art Show, and Auction


January – The Art Effect Presents Art After Hours: Teen Visions at Poughkeepsie Trolley Barn

February – The Art Effect Teen Artists Receive Over 70 Regional Scholastic Awards

March – The Art Effect Receives Poughkeepsie Awesome Foundation Grant for Youth Photography Competition

March – The Art Effect Presents the Reel Expressions International Film Festival – Free for Under 21

April – The Art Effect Celebrates Inaugural Year with 2018 Annual Report


December – The Art Effect Receives New York State Pollution Prevention Institute Community Grant

November – The Art Effect Presents the 18th Annual Regional Portfolio Day

September – Michael J. Quinn, Niki Pagones Quinn, Breanna Lee Nussbickel, and Amina Kearney Honored at Art After Dark

August – The Art Effect Presents: The First Annual Art After Dark on Tuesday, September 25th

June – Local Library Receives NEA Big Read Grant, Supporting Media Programming

June – Dutchess Arts Camp Appoints New Millbrook Director

May – The Art Effect Presents Reel Expressions International Teen Film Festival – Free for Under 21