Halloween Art Show Tips for attending

Halloween Art Show 

Tips and Tricks for attending All Hallow's Art Fest

Halloween Art Show California
Petaluma California - An Annual Halloween Tradition
Petaluma California is the home of one of the best Halloween Traditions in California.
Each year, this charming town looks forward to the annual Halloween Art Show

Tucked away in a pretty Petaluma neighborhood, every September, Historic Hermann Sons Hall becomes a glorious gathering of amazing Halloween artists and collectors.  
Halloween Art Show California
Lining up outside of Hermann Sons Hall 
Each year the historic Hermann Sons Hall offers up two show rooms filled to the brim with one-of-a-kind artwork, Halloween Collectibles, and Halloween themed decorating.  

The Raven Room - A deadly parlor filled with delectable Halloween treasures, collectibles,  and one-of-a-kind Halloween art pieces.

The All Hallow's Hall -where the giant, Hermann Sons Hall wedding cake Chandelier presides over a treasure trove filled to bursting with Halloween art, collectibles and needful things. 

Knowing how to navigate the show's two rooms is key to having a successful day.  The following show tips will assist you in making your most of this year's show!

Show Tip #1: Maps locating artists in both rooms are available at the door.

Show Tip #2: : Plan to visit your favorite artists first.  Once inside the show it can be difficult to focus, and it's easy to get side-tracked.  Artists take pride in creating amazing displays to show off their wares and it can be overwhelming for first-time attendees.  Buying from your favorites first allows you time to browse the rest of the show at your leisure.

Show Tip #3: It is not uncommon to make several circuits between the two rooms discovering new and exciting pieces each time - attendees are encouraged to stay for several hours just to soak in the exciting atmosphere and shop each booth repeatedly.  You will be amazed at how many "new discoveries" you make each time you tour the rooms.
Photo courtesy of Sweet B Folk Art

Show Tip #4: First time at the show?  Avoid the initial line and crowds and try shopping at lunch time.  A lull in the activity will allow you time to browse and familiarize yourself with what each artist has to offer.

Show Tip # 5: Artists often give away postcards or creative business cards at their booths.  Collect cards from artists you love.  All Hallow's Art Fest is an annual show,  collecting cards and information from your favorite artists will help you make selections at next-years show.

Show Tip #6: Look for new up-and-coming artists.  Each year several new artists are added to the show list.  Pay close attention to new mediums and art pieces. Adding to your collection before an artist becomes highly collectible is a technique used by many seasoned collectors.

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Show Tip #7: Take time to chat with the artists.  Afternoons are a great time to visit with your favorite artist.  Artists love to meet collectors and fans of Halloween.  Learning about the artist behind the work can make favorite collectibles even more special.

Show Tip #8: Join the Halloween Folk Art Society, an online Halloween group dedicated to sharing the magic and mystery of Halloween Art and Collectibles. CLICK HERE to learn more about the society and it's members.

Enter for an opportunity to see the show before the crowds

This year a select number of special guests are invited to visit the show on Friday night for a private viewing of the artists displays and artwork.

Although there is no buying or selling allowed at this special event, it is a great opportunity to experience the magical atmosphere prior to the crowds on show day.

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