Pollution Prevention Summer Exhibition and Events Engaging Youth Leaders, Empowering the Community

Youth participants in The Art Effect’s curatorial programs are embarking on a journey into youth-led art and environmentalism with the support of funding from the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) Community Grants Program. A series of community clean-up days, alongside initiatives to promote, educate, and institute community discourse around pollution prevention are planned […] Read more»

Droppin’ Jewels PKX Arts and Film Festival

Poughkeepsie, NY (February 28, 2024) – The Art Effect proudly announces the highly anticipated annual PKX Arts and Film Festival, themed “Droppin’ Jewels,” set to take place from April 18-20, 2024. The festival aims to celebrate the richness of Poughkeepsie’s community, highlighting its assets, heroes, and the intergenerational creative energy that defines the city. Throughout […] Read more»

Poughkeepsie Youth Arts Initiative PK B.A.Y. Seeks Artist Proposals for Public Art

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A  youth-led initiative known as the Poughkeepsie Board of Artistic Youth (PK B.A.Y.) is working to transform the blocks in downtown Poughkeepsie with new works of public art. Working with longtime arts nonprofit The Art Effect, youth are seeking proposals from professional artists of all ages for murals, sculptures, and media-based projects […] Read more»

Hudson Valley Regional Portfolio Day Returns to Poughkeepsie

November 3, 2023, from 4:00–8:00 PMFree Admission Majad J. Nesheiwat Convention Center The Art Effect is pleased to present the 23rd annual Hudson Valley Regional Portfolio Day, at the MJN (Majad J. Nesheiwat) Convention Center on Friday, November 3rd, 2023, from 4:00–8:00 pm. This event is back in person at a new, exciting venue after […] Read more»

New Initiative for Youth to Earn Visual And Media Art College Credits

The Art Effect Launches New Initiative for Hudson Valley Youth to Earn Visual And Media Art College Credits While in High School Starting September 19, Hudson Valley youth will earn college credit for participating in The Art Effect’s visual arts and media programming. In partnership with Dutchess Community College, students will choose from two dual-enrollment courses, […] Read more»

Reel Panel

Reel Exposure Teen Film and Photography Festival Announces Lineup

20 youth photographs and 11 short filmsIn-person Festival May 5 – 7, 2023 at Trolley Barn Gallery489 Main St, Poughkeepsie Poughkeepsie, NY (April 27, 2023) — The Art Effect announces the film and panel lineup for its Annual Reel Exposure Teen International Film and Photography Festival. The 2023 festival will feature 20 photographs and 11 […] Read more»

The Art Effect Teen Receives National “American Visions” Award

Juliana Woods, a student from The Art Effect’s Art Institute program and Warwick High School student has received an “American Visions” award from the Alliance of Young Artists and Writers Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for her painting, Buy 1 Get 1 Free. This award celebrates exceptional creative talent in students from grades 7-12 across […] Read more»

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»