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October Art Market Celebrates Halloween & Day of the Dead

Jackie and David from Arcata Playhouse Pose with Skeleton Puppet

Jackie and David from Arcata Playhouse Pose with Skeleton Puppet

A Halloween and Day of the Dead themed Creamery District Art Market will be held on Saturday, October 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at a new location at the former Arcata Community Recycling Center at 1380 Ninth St. in Arcata. This is a free, outdoor, family-friendly event. The Creamery District Art Market is a celebration of art with local artists selling high quality arts and crafts and local musicians performing in a fun and positive community event.

On October 25, more than a dozen vendors will be selling an array of art and crafts, the band jazz band La Musique Diabolique will play from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the Arcata Playhouse will provide coffee, drinks and snacks. The October Art Market will be held rain or shine under a giant awning roof.

The October 25 Art Market will have a fun Halloween and Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) theme and will feature the following:
– Sculptor Angel Fargas demonstrating his amazing pumpkin sculpting
– Halloween cookie decorating
– Day of the Dead stone skull painting
– Roaming giant skeleton puppets
– Michael Jackson’s Thriller flash mob dance at noon
– Face painting
– Ghost storytelling

Sculpted Pumpkin by Brandy Davis of thefeatherartist.com

Sculpted Pumpkin by Brandy Davis of thefeatherartist.com

The Thriller flash mob dance is open to all dancers. There will be a Thriller practice from 10 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.at the Arcata Playhouse, 1251 9th St. Check the CreameryDistrict.Org website events page or call Louis at 502-7802 for dance details.

Holly Yashi, who now own the former Arcata Recycling Center property, have generously allowed the Art Market to use the site for the October 25 Art Market.

The Creamery District Art Market is held on the last Saturday of each month from May through November. The Art Market has a focus on “The Arts” in the broadest sense of the idea, with the sale of all types of artwork, crafts, culinary and homemaking arts, handmade items, jewelry, decorative art and furniture, art collectables, clothing, performance art items, music and musical instruments.

The Creamery District is still accepting vendors for the October Art Market. Potential vendors are encouraged to contact the Creamery District Art Market Manager using the online application. To support our artists, the Creamery District keeps the vendor fees low: free for Creamery District members or a $10 introductory rate.