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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:

Senior Project: Relationships Opening Reception

Saturday, December 15, 2018 • 4:00 – 6:00pm

This exhibition is the culminating event showcasing the personal paintings created by seven high school seniors in The Art Institute over the course of twelve intense weeks. Each student developed personal themes while exploring in depth the artistic creative process. Come celebrate the achievements and incredible work of Nina Ansaldi, Ashley Pink, Melanie Moore, Lauren Ricci, Emma Schmidt, Molly Stark, and Wislianie Valdez.


Teen Visions Exhibition

Saturday, January 4 – January 18, 2019 

We are thrilled to invite you all to the 2019 Teen Visions exhibition! This exhibition features more than 70 works – from drawings, photography, paintings, and mixed media – from more than 35 student artists who participated in this past summer’s Art Institute. This year, the Poughkeepsie Trolley Barn will feature Teen Visions as the first exhibition in its newly renovated space.


Art After Hours: Teen Visions

Saturday, January 18, 2019 • 5:30 – 7:30pm

For this edition of Art After Hours, we invite you to view the 2019 Teen Visions exhibition at the newly renovated Poughkeepsie Trolley Barn! Attendees will be able to view the artwork while sampling unlimited tastings from local craft breweries and amazing food vendors, as well as listen to live music.

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Reel Expressions International Teen Film Festival

Saturday, April 6 • 5:00 – 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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