The opening night artist salon began at 7pm Saturday and the show will close with a Dia De Los Muertos costume party on November 1 at 7pm.
In between, visitors will be treated to a stunning variety of Halloween-themed art by over 15 local artists including Renee Berglund, Emily Bones, Timothy Dilbeck, Carolann Espino, Krista Kahl, Kimy Martinez, Olivia & Melissa of Stagi Works, Chris Moon, Kim Munson, Beth Redmond, Jenifer Renzel, Eric Shaffer, Bill Sutphen, Johann Uribes, Mary Waclaw, Chelsi Whiting, and the artist/owner of the studio, Phil Bongiorno, whose own works fit the theme like paint on a canvas.
The studio brims with imaginative creations, all of them clearly a celebration. Some pieces are pure fantasy, like Eric Shaffer’s stunning ceramic creatures and Emily Bones’ skeletal wonders using the bones of a variety of animals. Others, including arrangements by Carolann Espino, Krista Kahl and Bill Sutphen, bring a refreshing yet traditional perspective to a theme that is hundreds of years old.