The Saturday Evening Post Thanksgiving cover circa 1921, The Executioner by J. C. Leyendecker.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._C._Leyendecker
The New York Village Halloween Parade has always been a secret garden of sorts, a place where, for 40 years, wildness of a very rare variety has flourished within the high walls of New York’s avenues. Halloween being a night of inversions, our “garden” is not a safe place where the “wild” is kept out; it is a safe place where the wildness of imagination is invited in! Just as Frederick Law Olmsted’s ramble in Central Park cultivates the liberating thrill of bewilderment amidst its twisting paths, paraders know they will be safe within the procession.
This year Parade puppeteers will sow the seeds of a verdant Garden, turning 6th Avenue into a greenway of surging shoots, unfurling blossoms, and tempting fruits dangling low from the animated boughs of a giant Tree of Life. All are invited to our workshops to help bring our not-so-secret, world-famous “garden” to life and celebrate our oasis of wildness that in the end (as Olmsted said) is what truly civilizes us.
Greenwich Village, NYC View Mapwww.halloween-nyc.com
Terror Fantasies is the premier horror and fantasy art show in the Halloween capital of the world, Salem, MA! Terror Fantasies features original art, prints, postcards and more!www.facebook.com/terrorfantasiesartshow
Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art school is the world's premier alt.drawing movement. Artists draw glamorous underground performers in an atmosphere of boozy conviviality.
Since 2005, Dr. Sketchy's has been the name in alternative drawing. From illegal flashmobs to the Museum of Modern Art, Dr. Sketchy's has brought artists a rule-breaking cocktail of dames, drinking and drawing. Dr. Sketchy's branches draw in over a hundred cities around the globe, from Akron to Zagreb. Whether you're an artstar or a scribbling newbie, Dr. Sketchy's is the perfect place to get your fill of life-drawing.www.drsketchy.com
A Magical Bazaar of Halloween Folk Art. Art Inspired By All Things Halloween
Tickets are sold at the door the morning of the show. Gates to the fairgrounds open at 6am for those wishing to line up early. Doors to the show open at 8am for Early Buy. Get a $1 off Coupon from HERE
The weather in Michigan can be very cold during this time of year, so dress warm and come preparred to have fun!
Chelsea Fairgrounds, MI View Map
Oct 3, 2015 / $5 Admission at the door.www.ghoultidegathering.com
Artists from around the country converge for Hallowbaloo!, the NW premiere Halloween Art Show. The best Halloween art and collectibles!
In 2015, Hallowbaloo celebrates its second year,bringing some of the country's finest artists to Seattle, WA. More than 20 juried Halloween artists have been selected for their originality and craftsmanship. They are excited to show and sell their spirited Halloween art in Seattle.
The show strives to offer the highest quality Halloween art, collectibles and home décor.
Many of Hallowbaloo exhibitors have been published in well know magazines such as Somerset Holidays and Celebrations, Stuffed, Art Doll Quarterly, Artizen and Celebrate 365.
Redmond Town Center, Redmond, WA View Map
Sept 19, 2015 / $5 Admission at the door.
Official Guide to Haunted Happenings in Salem Massachusetts. A month long Halloween celebration of parades, costume balls, haunted houses, tours of Salem's great historic sites, and more.www.hauntedhappenings.org
Love and horror come together in a most convenient way this year. Valentine’s Day is preceded by Friday the 13th and the Scream Team at Haunted Nightmare at the Nile couldn’t resist the opportunity to celebrate! Join them at 9pm on Friday, February 13th, 2015 at the Nile Shrine Golf Center for an all-ages Valentine’s Day masquerade ball unlike any other.
Costumes are optional, but encouraged, as Cupids, devils, and heart munching zombies will surely rule the night. Perhaps a Scream Queen of Hearts? A no host bar featuring bloody good drink specials will be available for those 21 and over (ID required) as well as a fine spread of free appetizers.
Nationally recognized body painter Dutch Bihary of Contours FX (and featured on GSN’s Skin Wars) will be hosting a body art contest featuring SFX makeup artists and body painters alike. Plus, DJ Deadbeat of Scare Productions (producers of the ever popular Nightmare at Beaver Lake haunted attraction in Sammamish), will get your heart pumping with an evening of bone-chilling, spine-tingling dance beats.www.hauntednightmare.com
The ways of the Circus are older than the nightclubs, older than the banks, older than the cities. These most ancient of performative traditions have always existed just slightly to the left of the Mundane World. Now, at the first flickering of the 21st Century, our piebald clan is once again shedding its skin and remaking itself in the funhouse mirror image of The Second Great Depression.
To aid and abet this latest glorious rebirth, Wanderlust has established itself as the premiere circus operation in The City of Roses, helmed by Noah Mickens and Nick “The Creature” Harbar, and drawing from a roster of performers, designers and technicians from all the greatest shows on earth. Acrobats, aerialists, hand balancers, stilt dancers, trick ropers, jugglers and jazz-bos, crooners and clowns – these arts are our chosen creed, our map through the wilderness.
Ours is a story of an immortal carnie family blessed and cursed to live forever on the endless road that runs between all ports of call, past every sight and across every barrier. The logic of dreams pervades the spaces between the action onstage and the lives of the characters backstage, and from those artifices to the True World of performer and audience.www.wanderlustcircus.com
Established in 2008, Last Rites has become a premiere gallery for the Dark Art movement and a haven for artists who prefer to explore the ominous, uncomfortable, and eccentric in their work. Striving to showcase some of the most thought-provoking art in contemporary surrealism, Last Rites creates an atmosphere where the artist can harness limitless expression and the observer can reflect inward, inspired to understand that which resides in us all.
Our exhibition schedule rotates monthly, so there is always something new and obscure for you to catch during your visit. Every exhibition is celebrated with an opening reception where you can be the first to see the artwork as well as live painting on stage. www.lastritesgallery.com