The October Last Friday Art Walk will bring out the goblin or ghost in every art lover this year as folks check out the different venues and work on display throughout Downtown.
“I’m excited several of the venues are following a Halloween theme,” Art Walk coordinator Melissa Nance said. “The Capitol Theater is having a ‘Swing and Scream’ and is encouraging people to wear costumes while Fine Arts Blount is doing kids Halloween Haven where children can decorate Halloween bags, play games and enjoy refreshments.”
“People should come out in costume because Halloween is on Sunday. They can celebrate and start the weekend off right,” Nance said.
Other venues and activities include:
• Palace Theater is hosting Mary Blount Elementary Art student Heather Woods and showing “Laurel and Hardy meet Frankenstein,” the 1943 film classic. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. and admission is $6.
• The Capitol Theater has Streamliners Swing Orchestra Halloween Swing and Scream!
The Streamliners Swing Orchestra will start at 8 p.m. Free dance lessons with admission by the Knoxville Swing Dance Association and admission is $15 at the door.
• Clayton Center for Arts features, in the Denso Gallery, an exhibit by Pat Delashmit called “Threads.” In the Blackberry Farm Gallery, there is an exhibit of recent MC graduates. Reception is from 6 until 8 p.m.
• Boyd Thomas Clothing hosts Gail Karnoupakis, painter.
• Fine Arts Blount ArtSpace Gallery will bring the kids to Halloween Haven from 5 to 7 p.m. to decorate Trick-or-Treat Bags, play games, and indulge in goodies. Admission is $5 per child ($2 per sibling). In addition, FAB will be featuring their new Wearable Art Boutique including Fiber Artists: Bridget Matlock, Joy Meadows, Katie Kinney,Karen Miller, Kim Slater, and Nancy Allen.
• Village Tinker – Joyce Jarman a fiber artist will be demonstrating felted wool applique. She hand dyes wool and felts it and then makes the coolest stuff.
• Grassy Area near Tomato Head will feature an open drum circle and hoopers.
• Lollipops hosts artist Lisa Campbell who will be displaying her paintings.
• LaRue’s on Broadway has fine art prints by the late George Parrish, Jr.