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  • Sun Oct 26, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Alton Mill Arts Centre

Show off your Halloween best at Alton Mill Arts Centre's Frightapalooza Halloween and Harvest Festival! Take part in a zombie fashion show (pre-registration required), try your hand at pumpkin carving, get your face painted or listen to a spooky story. General admission: $5 per person and $10 for families of 3 or more. Come in full costume and get in free! For more information and to register for the zombie fashion show contact Owen at or call 519‐938‐9696.


Program of Activities and Workshops

Inside The Annex 11:00-5:00

Creative pumpkin carving and decorating
Face painting for the kids
Temporary tattoos by Citrus City
Collaborative painting project
Live music with funk jazz band Murky
Haunted fun house by The Boogeymen
Food and drink by Shaw’s Creek Café
Gourd bowling and horseshoe toss on the grass
Halloween Origami with Peyton Leung, author of “The Origami Pirate Girl"

Inside The Annex 2:00-3:00

Zombie fashion show
(because even the living dead need to look sharp!)

Up In The Forest

(Meet at the pumpkin pile)

Storytelling for kids 12 and under with Clare Magee and Chandra Johnson
1:00-1:30, 3:00-3:30

Up In The Forest
(Meet at the pumpkin pile)

Storytelling for adults 13 and older
with Kat Selby, Andrew Welch, and Marilyn Kleiber
1:30-2:00, 3:00-3:30

Inside the Mill

Give it a Scary Whirl! in The Hive, studio 201. Make your own Halloween decorations with beeswax and terrifying transfers of cats/bats/webs and other scary things!
 Register at $15 per person or two for $25. 1:00-2:00 or 3:00-4:00

Join artist CJ Shelton to learn more about where our Halloween customs came from as you weave your own personal Witches Ladder from wool, ribbon and found objects. Set your intentions for the winter ahead or weave thoughts and prayers symbolically into your creation. Studio 206 
$20 per person. Register at Two sessions available: 11:00 am and 3:30 pm

Scary Spin Art with a zombified Paul Morin. Using premixed fluid acrylic paint on raw untreated canvas you will create a frightfully wonderful abstract spin art painting using an old modified wobbly potter’s wheel. Fun for all ages, $20 per 12" by 12" painting, two for $30. Located right beside the beautiful Mill pond outside the gallery. Register at Drop in anytime from11:00-4:00

Crow and Pumpkin Painting. Create your own 16" x 20" acrylic painting on canvas with artist Mark Grice. Follow Mark's easy demonstration to paint this seasonal crow and pumpkin image. $40 per person includes all materials. Register at 1:00-4:00

Drop in to Gemma Gallery for a frighteningly wonderful Halloween Jewelry-Making Buffet. Make a necklace, bracelet, or earrings. Cost varies.  10:00-5:00

Noodle Gallery in studio 216 presents Paper Mask-making with Monica Kerr-Coster. Info at 12:00-2:00, 3:00-4:00

Please register in advance where applicable.