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3June 2020

June 6: Arts for Justice Event at The Art Effect

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Join The Art Effect in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement this Saturday at a FREE youth open studios event. Your voice will be heard through drawing, painting, photography, film, and more. Art can help process emotions, express opinions, and build community. Drop in for a quick visit or stay longer to create art with powerful and personal meaning. COVID-19 health protocols will be followed and all attendees will adhere to social distancing requirements.For more information about this event, contact lauren@feelthearteffect.org,

Where & When:
The Art Effect
@ 45 Pershing Avenue Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Saturday, June 6 from 1pm-5pm

    Please take note of the following:

    • No more than 10 visiting individuals will be inside at a time, but there will be outside options while you wait!
    • Bring your own mask and gloves
    • Use hand sanitizer provided by The Art Effect before each activity
    • Due to Covid-19, no food will be provided

Artmaking Activities

Memorial of the Fallen: Led by Azia Brown

In this community collaboration, use artistic fonts to write inspirational messages to those we have lost to police brutality and have your voices be heard.

Outdoor Chalk Murals: Led by Carly Forestieri

Bring your passion beyond the borders of a canvas or camera frame. Use chalk to decorate The Art Effect’s parking lot with quotes, symbols, and imagery.

Design Your Own Masks & T-Shirts: Led by Jaime Morrow

Create artwork you can wear! Bring an old or blank t-shirt or an extra mask from home and completely redesign it with acrylic paint to express your passion creatively.

Art Speaks Louder: Led by Lauren Hollick

Whether you are illustrating an emotional scene or creating your own Black Lives Matter poster, use acrylic, watercolor, ink, and/or oil pastels to make your creative voice heard.

Focus on Justice: Led by Zach Reid

Use the power of an image to create your own bold snapshots through stand-alone photos or a whole series designed to tell the story YOU want.

Truth Booth:

Share your thoughts, fears, experiences, hopes, dreams with the world! You can be filmed as part of The Art Effect’s “Truth Booth” to become a part of a video that will showcase Poughkeepsie youth voices.

BY The Art Effect