It’s Feature Friday! This week we are highlighting The Art Effect, formerly known as Mill Street Loft & Spark Media, which empowers youth through the arts and media. The Art Effect was born on January 1, 2018, as a result of the merger of Spark Media Project and Mill Street Loft, two impactful arts nonprofits based in Poughkeepsie, NY. With this merger, The Art Effect became a single, powerful arts education and youth development agency serving youth across the Hudson Valley. Their programming sequence supports the personal and professional development of youth and provides them with the tools and support necessary to explore the arts, gain meaningful experiences, and eventually excel in their chosen tracks. It is their commitment to support personal growth, self-expression, cooperation, and enhanced human services to build the creative community of the Hudson Valley. If you haven’t already go check out all that they offer at ⠀