PKX Reel Exposure Teen Film and Photography Festival Celebrates 10 Years in the Hudson Valley

Poughkeepsie, NY (March 21, 2023) — The Art Effect is hosting its 10th annual 3-day event, PKX Reel Exposure International Teen Film and Photography Festival, from May 5-7 at the Trolley Barn Gallery at 489 Main Street, Poughkeepsie. The festival will begin with an exhibition of photography, followed by a full day of family-friendly media […] Read more»

The Art Effect Awarded Grant Funding by National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council of the Arts

The Art Effect is pleased to announce it has been awarded grant funding of $10,000 by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) which will be utilized to support their Art Institute program. Additionally, The Art Effect has been approved by the New York State Council of the Arts (NYSCA) to receive $40,000 to support […] Read more»

The Art Effect hosts Annual Gala for Arts Education in Poughkeepsie

On Friday, October 28th, The Art Effect held their Art After Dark Gala honoring three prominent community and arts leaders: G. Angela Henry, Shakur Peterson, and the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce during the biggest fundraising event of the year for the organization. The annual event is held to raise money for The Art […] Read more»

Poughkeepsie Mayor

Mayor Proclaims PKX Day! Poughkeepsie Youth Begin Development of the Youth Arts Empowerment Zone.

The exciting beginnings of the new Youth Arts Empowerment Zone spearheaded by The Art Effect can be seen on the streets of Middle Main Poughkeepsie this month thanks in part to the paint the pavement artists from the PKX Festival that took place on September 15-17, 2022. PKX festival featured a gorgeous sidewalk painting designed […] Read more»

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Poughkeepsie Youth Take Over The City With PKX Arts Festival this Weekend
September 15-17, 2022

What started out as a class project during one of The Art Effect’s youth workforce programs, MADLab (Media, Art, Design Lab), has become a staple image throughout downtown Poughkeepsie over the last couple months. As one of The Art Effect’s youngest workforce students, Latiana Belton is the talented artist behind the now ‘famous’ PKX Arts […] Read more»

Mural Painting

Youth Created Public Art Mural Unveiled at Walkway Over The Hudson

The latest public art mural created by Hudson Valley youth was completed last week by The Art Effect’s National Art Honor Society Chapter #2242 on the Highland side of theWalkway Over The Hudson State Historic Site. The mural titled “Connection” is located on two Royal Carting dumpsters, that were previously eyesores, in the parking lot […] Read more»

Alison Glen, curator

Announcing Allison M. Glenn as Guest Curator for Wonderland 

The Art Effect is pleased to announce Allison M. Glenn as the guest curator for its upcoming international juried exhibition, Wonderland. The exhibition will take place at The Art Effect’s Trolley Barn Gallery at 489 Main Street in Poughkeepsie from September 15 through October 20, 2022. Glenn will work collaboratively with The Art Effect’s Youth […] Read more»

Olivia at Exhibition

Spark Studios Students Featured at Picturing Black Girlhood: Moments of Possibility Exhibition

The Art Effect’s Spark Studios students are featured in the Picturing Black Girlhood: Moments of Possibility exhibition at Rutgers University on display from February 17 to July 2, 2022. Poughkeepsie students, Leila Zachary, Kalecia Douglas, and Olivia Barker-Duncan are three of over eighty photographers and filmmakers featured in the historic exhibit.  The exhibition features more […] Read more»

Poughkeepsie Library acquiring Barrett Art Collection

The Art Effect and Dutchess County Art Association (Barrett Art Center), are thrilled to announce that the Poughkeepsie Public Library District will be acquiring the Thomas W. Barrett, Jr. Archive and Art Collection, in preparation for The Art Effect and Barrett Art Center’s upcoming merger. The Collection includes Thomas W. Barrett Jr’s artworks and personal […] Read more»