When: Monday, October 31th, 7-9PM
Where: Studio 23, 2309b Encinal Ave. Alameda
Alameda's Studio 23 is excited to present their 3rd annual BlackLight Art Show! Celebrate Halloween with glowing artworks by East Bay artists. Attendents can enjoy the the black-lit and spooky environment and, if they choose to do so, be part of the glowing exhibit themselves with luminescent face-painting from artist Alana Dill.
In addition to free admission, attendants can enjoy free glow-in-the-dark favors along with music and treats. This event is family-friendly, offering diversions for younger attendants, such as neon sidewalk chalk drawing, coloring pages, temporary tattoos, and a bio-lumina board that they can doodle on.
The attraction of the night are vivid, giant mushrooms created by artist Tina Banda. According to her, the idea for the glowing fungi came from a recent visit to an exhibit at the Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. She combined her memories of real mushrooms from the museum with the fanciful and imaginary ones from fairy tales. Other featured artists include Wesley E. Warren, Jessica Warren, Ken Gulley, Alana Dill, Carolia Tapia, Libby Baldwin, and Micky Elliot.
Though the event is free, donations are appreciated. The art center, which hosts the works of many local artists, is known for its eclectic and welcoming atmosphere and its humble, knowledgeable vibe. The studio hosts many events like this one, including a monthly art walk. For more information, you can check out their website at studio23gallery.com.