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Throughout the year The Art Effect is a bustle of activity. We offer numerous annual events including Portfolio Day, Exposure, Reel Expressions, and more. Check out these events here or scroll through the calendar below for all our on-going classes and events.

Featured Events:

Hudson Valley Regional Portfolio Day

Friday, November 9, 2018 • 4:00pm – 8:00pm

Portfolio Day will give students the opportunity to meet with college representatives from the most prestigious schools in our nation and to have their portfolios reviewed by these same schools. Students should bring 15 – 20 examples of original, recent art work.

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The Art Effect After Hours

Tuesday, November 13 • 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Join us for The Art Effect’s After Hours Event at the Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory! Your ticket provides you with unlimited tastings from craft breweries, local distilleries, and amazing food vendors, as well as chill music and unique youth art!

Tickets: $40/person ($70/couple)
Free parking will be available.

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Reel Expressions International Teen Film Festival

Saturday, April 6 • 5:00pm – 7:30pm
In its seventh year, the Reel Expressions International Teen Film Festival features youth-produced films – narrative, animation, experimental and documentary – from the Hudson Valley and around the world! This film festival highlights youth creativity, features a teen perspective on many important issues, and showcases the incredible work done by the
next generation of media-makers.

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Exposure 2018

April 26 – May 29, 2019

The Art Institute presents the 16th annual national high school photography competition, exposure, open to all high school students and sponsored in part by Maryland Institute College of Art.

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Art Abroad in Kenya

March 22, 2019 – March 31, 2019
Travel with Art Institute Director Todd Poteet and Photographer John Rizzo to Kenya where we will study the art, motiffs and culture of the people of Kenya. Departure will be on March 22, 2019 and return March 31st. We will be spending the majority of our time in the town of Nanyuki at the foot of mount Kenya. 

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