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About The Event:

Now in its fourth year, Art After Dark 2021 will convene more than 250 art patrons, executives, community leaders, artists, and influencers at the Trolley Barn, soon to be the new home for The Art Effect. 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 3 prominant community and arts leaders including G. Angela Henry, Caitlyn Phillips, and the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce. Proceeds from this evening will provide significant support for The Art Effect’s arts education programming.


Meet The 2021 Honorees

Art After Dark

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.


Sponsor The Event

Event sponsorships provide 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.