- Published on Monday, 28 September 2015 14:02
- Written by Breanna Bright
This weekend the Southeast Missouri Arts Council is starting October off right with Trick Art Treat - a Halloween-themed First Friday full of autumnal fun for all ages. Come to Downtown Cape for an evening of art, costumes, hay rides, and plenty of treats.
As the sun starts to set on Downtown Cape Girardeau take in the haunted happenings of Trick Art Treat. Main Street will be filled with atmosphereic accordian music with a live performance by Jonathan M. Patterson. Galleries will be open with fresh new art exhibits, and several Halloween events will be taking place. Adults and kids can trick-or-treat while enjoying the art walk, as a bonus this is a stamp ticket event, so pick up a stamp card from a participating gallery and have it stamped by six buisnesses for a free fall or pumpkin beer from Broadway Biergarten.
There will be pumpkin painting at Bilderbach's Art Plaza. Decorate a pumpkin or trick-or-treat bag to take home for only $5, or get a personalized headstone pinata from the Gallery of Insperation for $10. If you need help getting a costume ready for Halloween go to Annie Laurie's Antiques on Broadway where they'll be holding a costume styling event.
If you're the Halloween-lover that already has their costume ready then don't forget to dress up for the costume contest at On Cue Performing Arts Studio. The contest is open to all ages with two divisions for kids and adults. Stop by between 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to have your picture taken, prizes will be awarded at Cup 'N Cork at 7:45 p.m. when 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes will be awarded.
To get to all these events take a hayride through Downtown Cape. Stops include the corners of Broadway and Main Street, Frederick, and Pacific. A fun way to visit all the Friends of the Arts and get the most treats.
Finally, a Halloween celebration wouldn't be complete without a few tricks as well. Cup 'N Cork will be holding ghost stories told by Dr. Dan Crocker. Family friendly stories begin at 5:30 p.m., with more scary, adult-only tales at 8:30 p.m.
The season of Halloween starts October 2 from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. in Downtown Cape. Visit the Art Council website for full details.