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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:

Arts For Justice

Arts for JusticeMonday, October 12, 2020

Join The Art Effect in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement for our SECOND Arts for Justice event: a FREE open studios event for all ages this Indeginous People’s Day. Your voice will be heard through drawing, painting, photography, film, and more. Art can help process emotions, express opinions, and build community. View a pop-up exhibition of local Black, Indigenous, and Artists of Color featured on the walls of our Carole Wolf gallery art. 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. 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

Art After Dark

Save the Date: Thursday, November 19, 2020

Create your own journey in this unique virtual gala, unlike anything you’ve ever seen or experienced this season honoring Todd Poteet and Sade Sharras. Enjoy the evening’s adventure from your home produced by The Art Effect’s apprentice production company, Forge Media, Alumni Art Show and an Online Auction. Art After Dark pairs perfectly with a cheese & charcuterie box which can be ordered and delivered or picked up before the event. 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. Save the Date and Stay Updated

Portfolio Week

November 2 – 6, 2020
4pm – 8pm
Virtual, Pre-registration required

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. Learn more

Reel Exposure Teen Film and Photography Festival

2021 Date TBD

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.