October 31st marks a momentous day for billions worldwide, with most civilians enjoying the festivities surrounding Halloween. Others focus on a refined version of celebrating, allowing their artistic personalities to flourish & visitors to witness stunning artworks on the year’s spookiest night. Multiple exhibitions are being held throughout the United States, with museums & art studios displaying their darkest artworks.
We are focusing on two glasswork studios in San Antonio, Texas & Orange County, Florida. Both have announced Halloween-themed exhibitions which focus on pumpkins. Both are implementing Covid-19 Measures to guarantee that the virus isn’t spread, with both institutions recommending that visitors make reservations to avoid waiting for prolonged periods. However, walk-ins are permitted following that Covid-19 Measures are followed.
The first event is being hosted by Caliente Hot Glass in San Antonio, Texas. Their exhibition is named the Caliente Calabaza Bash, where dozens of glass-blown pumpkins will be on display. Visitors can bid on their favourite pumpkins & learn online if they’ve one the auctioned pumpkin. Themed has been permitted for artists, with Cinderella’s Pumpkin Buggy & Tim Burton’s Pumpkin King being selected. There are also multiple auctioned pumpkins themed around “Fiesta”, a beloved holiday for San Antonians.
The Caliente Hot Glass Studio hasn’t ever auctioned their glass-blown pumpkins. Previous years saw artists create personalized pumpkins for visitors. Glasswork sessions were offered, where buyers would be asked what they wanted & would receive a final product in 45-Minutes. This often-required close contact with the artists though, prompting a change in director for CHGS. It was confirmed that pumpkins have been pre-emptively created & will be available for auction. Visitors will be granted 45-Minutes to complete their viewing, with a maximum occupancy of ten permitted.
The Orange County Festival
Orange County’s Coastal Art Centre announced the “Arts Fire Fall Festival” for October 31st mid-way through this month. Fall festivities & demonstration shows are being permitted at this event. One demonstration, including glassblowing, where audience members will be asked for unique ideas to create Halloween-themed pumpkins. Glassblowing lessons are also being supported by young adults wanting to learn the art form. Whatever is made will later be auctioned online for local charities in Florida.