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28January 2019

RECAP: Art After Hours: Teen Visions

Thank you to all for joining us for Art After Hours: Teen Visions at the Poughkeepsie Trolley Barn last Friday! It was a special evening for us and we hope you enjoyed the fabulous food and drink vendors that provided us with a delicious experience!

Guests enjoyed over 70 pieces of artwork created by young artists as part of The Art Institute Summer Intensive and the Junior Art Institute. This exhibition represented only a small portion of the more than 1,500 works created last summer, and therefore it was an incredible accomplishment for each of these young artists to have their work chosen for display. Students with work in the show ranged from 14 –18 years old and came from schools around the Hudson Valley and beyond.

While exploring artwork through the Trolley Barn, guests also listened to live music from the Absolute Zeros and tasted food and drinks from many great local food and beverage vendors. From dessert samplings like cupcakes and fudge to hot dishes like mac ‘n cheese and taquitos, guests enjoyed samples paired with great local beer from Foreign Objects Beer and Mill House Brewing Company.

A special thank you to all of our wonderful vendors for the evening:

  • Chakra Bowls
  • Cheesecake Heaven
  • Cyn’s Sweet Tooth
  • The Educated Chef
  • El Azteca Mexican
  • Foreign Objects Beer
  • Hudson River Housing Coffee House, Cafe & Kitchen
  • Noshi’s Coney Island
  • Twisted Soul Food Concepts
  • Sprout Creek Farm

This exhibition was the first in the gallery at the newly renovated Poughkeepsie Trolley Barn. Guests had the opportunity to tour the rest of the Trolley Barn with Dean Temple, President of the Board at The Art Effect, and Roy Budnik from the Mid-Hudson Heritage Center. We then invited guests to provide us with feedback on a potential move of The Art Effect’s offices and studios to the Trolley Barn once the rest of the restoration is complete through a survey as well as through a selfie station here:

All of the proceeds of Art After Hours support The Art Effect’s youth programs. By attending this event, you helped us continue to change young people’s lives through the arts.

Be sure to mark your calendar for our next Art After Hours event, happening April 6, 2019 from 8:00pm-10:00pm!

All of the proceeds of Art After Hours support The Art Effect’s youth programs. By attending this event, you helped us continue to change young people’s lives through the arts.

Be sure to mark your calendar for our next Art After Hours event, happening April 6, 2019 from 8:00pm-10:00pm!

Special thanks to Esther Ndacyayisenga at MASS Design Group for capturing drone footage of the event!

BY mslspark