By ML Ball
Photos: The Art Effect
Most people only see what is. The tangible. But an artist, that rare type of individual, sees what could be…the intangible.
At The Art Effect, a community-based, multi-arts educational center tucked away on a side street in Poughkeepsie, that vision is nurtured, encouraged and championed in hundreds of young people every day. But within its walls, just as important as the art that is being created are the lives that are being changed.
Formed in 2018 by the merger of two long-established local arts organizations—Mill Street Loft and Spark Media Project—The Art Effect offers a wide array of programs for children, teens and young adults, ages four to 25, including drawing, illustration, painting, photography, animation, filmmaking and digital art.