It is time for enthusiasts of the spooky season to meet for a weekend of workshops, entertainment and a monster marketplace!
Local spooky artists, costumers and entertainers are encouraging Arizonans to embrace vintage Halloween culture – the creative and the macabre – with a kick-off festival this month. Sano Fitness Studio presents the second annual Keen Halloween on September 28 – 29 from 10 a.m. to 8 P.M.–Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 P.M.–Sunday.
The all age’s classic Halloween festival encourages attendees to “watch, learn, and get inspired” with informational workshops, a Monster Market featuring local artists and creators, live entertainment, crafts tables and expert on-site costume advisors.
Event founders Daniel and Dawna Davis of Peoria, AZ are Halloween enthusiasts, known for their Steam Crow brand monster illustrated products – and a passion for spooky art. “We want to promote the Halloween from our childhood – with handmade decorations, costumes and art, gathering together with friends, and enjoying spooky entertainment and music,” said Daniel. “We couldn’t find an event like this, so we created it. It’s a chance for us to gather together spooky-inspired talent – artists, crafters, teachers and entertainers – who have a love for vintage Halloween.”
Costuming is, of course, a large part of the event. Keen Halloween works to provide a walk-up
“Evil Genius” Costume Bar where costuming experts offer troubleshooting advice, tricks and inspiration to bring spooky ideas to life. They will also feature the Iron Skull Costume Challenge, where three teams will have 90-minutes to each create a costume live on stage from a mystery box of common, household items. “The catch is they won’t know the theme of the costume until they step on stage,” Davis winked with a mischievous grin.
Entertainment will feature a variety of odd acts and strange shows, including a live acoustic set by the Tucson-based garage rock band, “The Mission Creeps.” ‘Bookmans’ will also be on hand as sponsors of the event along with last year’s hit, the ‘Scarecrow King Photo Booth’, where guests can pose with the Scarecrow King—“Marrow Thatch.”
Artists including Victor Moreno, Serkworks and Studio Fugazi will be on hand along with vendors that include ZOMs, Fez-O-Rama and Dollipop Cosmetics amongst many others.
Tickets are $15.30 pre-purchase at http://www.keenhalloween.com, or $20 at the door. Single day passes are available for $9.18 pre-purchase, or $13 at the door. Kids 12 and under are free with a paying adult.
For further information please contact Daniel Davis: 480-381-2182, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sano Fitness Studio—Metrocenter Mall
9716 N Metro Parkway W Suite 2004
Phoenix, AZ 85051
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