The Art Effect held it's first ever PKX Festival for the Poughkeepsie community. The festival took place over the course of three days starting on Thursday, September 15th and ending on Saturday, September 17th. The event was free and open to the public.
Photo Caption: Youth Ambassadors, Youth Artists and Organizers of the PKX Festival in a group photo for opening night which occurred at the Trolley Barn in Poughkeepsie, NY on September 15, 2022. Credit: Nile Clarke of the Goodie Drop
The PKX Festival opened with a gallery full of art that focused on the festival's theme "Wonderland". The whimsical exhibition was created by a talented young artist whose work was on display at the Trolley Barn Gallery on Main Street. PKX Ambassador Chanel Reed spoke to The Goodie Drop on opening night saying, "It was created for the youth in this area, in Poughkeepsie. A space and event to be free to be creative with ideas like Wonderland. There aren't many places like that for us."
Photo Caption: Artwork from the gallery Wonderland Exhibition opening / PKX Ambassador Kaleceia Douglas and Chanel Reed opening night at the Trolley Barn in Poughkeepsie, NY on September 15, 2022. Credit: Nile Clarke of the Goodie Drop
For more information on the next PKX Festival (May 5th, 6th, 7th for 2023) Visit this link: PKXFestival.org
Photo Caption: PKX Artwork and Logo Graphic Design by Credit: The Art Effect
Photo Caption: (Artists Riiisa Boogie and Rezones traveling with PKX youth to NYC and exploring their work in action spaces) Photo Credit: The Art Effect
The PKX festival organizers also worked with Poughkeepsie's very own famous artists Riiisa Boogie and Rezones (boogierez.com who took more than a dozen of the PKX youth ambassadors under their wings and shared time, knowledge and all things creative with the future artists.
Photo Caption: Photo Credit: (The PKX Festival photos )The Art Effect
Learn more about PKX through their website: https://thearteffect.org/event/pkx/