I've heard of the Halloween & Vine
show in Petaluma, California for many years. But living in the middle of the country, it's always been one of those shows that appear to be forever on my wish list to attend.
About the Show:
Halloween & Vine was started in the 1990s by Susan Bartolucci at the family winery, Madonna Estates in Somoma, California.
Susan loves puns, most of her art work is painted stuffed creations with found objects and all the titles are puns. She was making a play on Hollywood & Vine - Halloween at a vineyard = Halloween & Vine.
Lesley Papola and Stephanie Sherratt are the new producers this year. Dennis is the show assistant.
Dennis mentioned that each year about thirty artists take part, the show is juried and there is a waiting list to participate as an artist. These include a few artists I am very familiar with, including David Everett of Chicken Lips
and Dennis Haynes.
Considered one of the premier Halloween collectible shows in the country, this juried event will have hard-core Halloween enthusiasts attending from across the country.
The show producers have worked hard to get a good cross-section of artists and pieces to meet different budgets -- something for everyone.
- Halloween & Vine
- Saturday / 9 am - 3 pm
- September 28, 2012
- Petaluma, Ca
- Admission: $5.
Interested in Attending?:
If you're traveling a distance you'll be pleased to know that
Petaluma is quite the destination spot that weekend. Halloween & Vine is on Saturday and there is a huge antique fair, Petaluma's Fall Antique Faire
on Sunday. Almost 200 antique vendors from across the country will be taking over the downtown streets. The Adobe Pumpkin Farm
opens that weekend as well.
Be prepared to be there early, favorite artists can sell out very quickly.
*Another premier Halloween art show to consider attending is Ghoultide Gatherings in Northville, Michigan.