THE ART OF DARKNESS
An Evening of Frightful Fun at Artscape Youngplace
Friday, October 30, 2015 from 5–11 pm
Get into the Halloween spirit with the artists at Artscape Youngplace. On Friday, October 30th, we’ll fill the building with activities and events that reflect the mysterious, the shocking, the haunted, and the bizarre. Join us for peculiar performances, mind-bending music, otherworldly art installations, fantastical films, and so much more. It will be an artfully dark and frightfully fun evening for a good cause, with proceeds supporting participating artists and organizations that call Artscape Youngplace home.
Come early for family-friendly activities, stay later for more grownup fun; we promise something for everyone, including:
Live Music • Haunted Rooms • Amazing Hypnotist • DJs! Dancing! • Mystic Oracle • Immersive Installations • Participatory Performances • Artist-led Pumpkin Carving • Building-wide Treasure Hunt • Creepy Crafts • Old Timey Spooky Movies & Toons • Hot Buttered Popcorn • Instant Photos • Fall Arts Market • PWYC Bake Sale • SeasonalEats & Drinks incl Wine & Beer! • Surprise Performances • Treats for Costumes (while supplies last)
Tickets available now — big discount with advance purchase!
$10 in advance via Eventbrite, $15 at the door; $5 kids 2–12, under 2 free; $30 family (up to 2 adults and 3 kids), $25 family advance
Ticket price includes all activities, performances, films, and interactive installations, plus a chance to win goods, services, and gift certificates from AYP artists, organizations, and supporters including: Paperhouse Studio, Eve Egoyan, TYPOLOGY Projects, Inspirit Foundation, 3Delta, Coffee Pub, Koffler Gallery, Catherine Marrion Expressive Arts Therapy, Wendy Coles/Fun with Music Together, Magic Languages, The Smart Cookie Club, Lucky Penny, Theatre Passe Muraille, Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, Graven Feather, individual artists Miriam Grenville, Angel Ness Ho, Midi Onodera, Stephanie Avery, Amelia Ehrhardt, Håvard Homstvedt, and Catherine Heard, and more.
Activities and Events included with ticket price:
in concert with visuals at Small World Music Centre
BRIDLE OF THE SENSES
sensory environment and performance installation by lo bil with Linus lp, Simlâ Civelek, Leena Raudvee, Maxine Heppner, Christos Giotis, Clayton Lee, and Tataniya Chatterjea, musical tracks from Man Made Hill and paintings by Ashley Thornton
THE EMPTY CHAIR
immersive installation by Paperhouse Outreach Collective Production featuring Angela Blumberg, Jack De Saram and Christopher Heller, and photographed by Alex Kingsmill and Andrew Domingues Frade
FREAK OUT! Dance Party
dance the evening away with party music for all ages by DJ Chanteclair from 5–7:30 and DJ Mary Mac from 8 till late
TURN and FACE the STRANGE
short performances including Thin(k) Blank Human Metamorphosis, Trefor the Bouffon, Warrior Grrl, Sketchy the Clown, and more by Lisa Anita Wegner and Ray Cammaert, Elissa Barclay and Maggie Koncewicz, Dave McKay, Raki Malhotra, Jessica Cîmo and RAH
DARK ARTS ROOM
durational sound and video installation by Holly Timperer, Jack Bride, James Wallace Gagné
MOVING RIGHT ALONG into the FUTURE OF THE PAST
site-specific installation by Nicolas Fleming with The Foundation Trilogy by Isaac Asimov audio environment at TYPOLOGY
OLD TIMEY SPOOKY MOVIES and TOONS
nostalgic cartoons and groundbreaking films from the golden age of cinema served up with hot buttered popcorn and a choice of flavourings
INSTANT HALLWAY HYPNOSIS
Amanda-Mazing takes consenting participants on a fascinating inner journey — prepare to be amazed and delighted!
TRICK OR TREAT TREASURE HUNT
kid-friendly building-wide treasure hunt by Stephanie Avery
THE MYSTIC ORACLE and Rakkii the Fortune Telling Puppet
interactive video for adults and live fortune telling for kids by Midi Onodera
Kid-friendly HAUNTED ROOM
immersive environment for kids up to age 12 by Eve Egoyan and friends
PUMPKIN CARVING the Paperhouse Way
artist-led pumpkin carving and decorating with Emily Cook and Paperhouse friends
CREEPY CRAFTS for prizes
make a Halloween or fall-themed work of art from the provided materials and win a prize (kid, teen, and adult categories)
IT’S ALL FUN AND GAMES… with the Smart Cookie Club
kids of all ages can get busy with puzzles, pumpkins, and other hands-on Halloween activities with the Smart Cookie Club
multimedia art installation by artist Shawn Martel
LATE-BREAKING acts and SURPRISE performances
through all the halls, all evening long
instant photos of you and your friends anywhere in the building for just $2 a snap. Come in costume for extra effect!
HALL OF FALL SEASONAL ARTS MARKET
and PWYC Bake Sale featuring locally handmade goods and treats
DINNER, DESSERT, DRINKS (incl WINE+BEER), & LATE-NIGHT SNACKS
by the Coffee Pub — open late and in costume!
Proceeds benefit participating AYP artists and organizations including: Earwitness Studio • Intergalactic Arts Collective • Midi Onodera • Paperhouse Studio • Small World Music Centre • 3Delta Studio • TYPOLOGY Projects
With huge thanks to: Artscape Youngplace • Coffee Pub • Inspirit Foundation • Koffler Gallery and all of the participating artists and volunteers for their generous support of this event