This is a 'Ghouls Night Out' Courtesy of Eerie Eric and Erie Art Museum
An adult revamped version of Halloween
Friday, Oct. 25
Remember childhood Halloween?
The gymnasium costume parade, winter coats for trick-or-treating (lucky Erie kids) and parents stealing all the Butterfingers?
You deserve an adult Halloween upgrade. Enter the Erie Art Museum's upcoming Halloween collab with beloved local artist (and tattooist at Wayward) Eric Fargiorgio, a.k.a. "Eerie Eric," the artist on display at the EAM for all of October and your Halloween party co-curator.
"The museum came to me for a 'monster takeover' last year [with] a scavenger hunt involving my art for the trick-or-treat children's events," Fargiorgio explained. "This year we will still have the children's trick or treating on October 27, but we also added for the first time the adult costume party."
Ghouls Night Out is the perfect opportunity for the 21+ crowd to flex their creativity, dress up in uber-creative ways, and support the local arts scene.
For a minimal cover (which is waived for EAM members), guests are invited to mash-out to live music from Wave Trails and The Coffin Bangers and grooves from DJ Buttercup. Let the voices from beyond speak through Beth Ann Church's tarot skills ($15/reading), or have a photo op with "Mr. Scratch" and an utterly macabre replica Texas electric chair.
"Electricity not included, but we can strap ya in if you dare!" Fargiorgio said gleefully.
Then there's the specialty drink at the bar, the raffle prize — an animatronic lunging scarecrow sure to terrify your neighbors — and the costume contest, which will feature some incredible prizes, including tickets to ARTrageous, a VIP table at Gallery Night, and an Eerie Eric painting.
And speaking of, Fargiorgio's work will be on sale, featuring his wildly popular (and brilliantly executed) altered thrift store paintings, as well as some original watercolors.
How's that to compensate you for those Halloweens spent trudging through snow? — Cara Suppa
7 p.m. to 11 p.m. // 20 E. 5th Street // $5 for non-members, free for EAM members // erieartmuseum.org/events/ghoulsnightout