Art After Dark
A Night in the Garden of Wonder
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Proceeds from the evening provide essential support for The Art Effect’s arts education programming.
Step into the Garden of Wonder featuring immersive arts experiences created by The Art Effect staff and youth, culinary delights, and signature cocktails with an artistic twist. Have a whimsical design painted on your hand or face by one of our talented students and experience beautiful student-produced projections transporting you into a lush garden paradise.
The evening will honor three prominent community and arts leaders; G. Angela Henry, Shakur Peterson, and the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce.
In the gallery: Wonderland International Juried Exhibition — welcoming an array of media, including digital media, painting, collage, textiles, and installations.Wonderland reimagines the Trolley Barn’s 3,000 square foot gallery as a transcendental empire of cosmic expansion and ephemeral fascination.
Friday, October 28, 2022
Dinner by Rosticceria Rossi & Sons
Cocktail Attire • RSVP by October 21, 2022
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; shown a great love of and support of The Art Effect; or serve as leaders and change agents in the local community.
Meet The Honorees
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.
In The Gallery
Wonderland International Juried Exhibition — welcoming an array of media, including digital media, painting, collage, textiles, and installations.Wonderland reimagines the Trolley Barn’s 3,000 square foot gallery as a transcendental empire of cosmic expansion and ephemeral fascination.
Image: Even Flow, Photography, oil on canvas, by Romessa Khan