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

Featured Events:

Portfolio Day

Friday, November 6, 2020

Portfolio Day gives 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.

Student reviews will be from 4:00 pm — 8:00 pm, and admission is FREE for all high school students, teachers, and parents.

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Reel Exposure Teen Film and Photography Festival

May 29-31, 2020

The festival features the work of emerging photographers and filmmakers from the Hudson Valley and around the world! Reel Exposure highlights youth creativity and showcases the incredible work done by the next generation of media-makers.


Art After Dark

Save the Date: Saturday, October 17, 2020

Join us at the Poughkeepsie Trolley Barn for another spectacular evening of immersive experiences and fantastic art, as we honor Todd Poteet, a master teaching artist, and Kit & Geraldine Laybourne, who are media, arts, and education advocates. Our inaugural year of this event was held in 2018 at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and Museum. In its second year, Art After Dark: Creating New Narratives was held at Locust Grove Estate. Proceeds from this event provide support for The Art Effect’s art education and youth programming.

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