Art meets fear

The last two weekends in October will have downtown busy with activity as zombies walk the streets and victims willingly enter The Haunted Post Office.

It will be taking place Oct. 21 and 22 from 7 p.m.to 11 p.m., Oct. 23 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Oct. 28 and 29 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., Oct. 30 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at 1300 Military St in Downtown Port Huron.

Admission is $10 and all proceeds will go to help support Studio 1219, which is a local non-profit and art studio. The three main people heading the project are Dennis Snyder, Mark Brant, and Robin Schweihofer.

“It’s not just a haunted house. There’s art involved,” said Dennis Snyder, “We wanted to do something different because we are an art studio.”

That’s exactly what they have done; with hand painted scenes and an art gallery. There are more than a few surprises in store, and more are to come as the work continues.

Just one of the hand painted scenes guests will find. Photo by: Christina Stoutenburg

Just one of the hand painted scenes guests will find. Photo by: Christina Stoutenburg

“The brainstorming is the best part. Somebody will come up with an idea then it will just blossom,” said Mark Brant, “Next thing you know it’s there.”

Another thing that sets it apart will be the Zombie Ball they will be hosting on Saturday, Oct. 22 with the doors opening at 9 p.m. There will be live music featuring Robin Schweihofer, a cash bar, and a costume contest with prizes. The categories for the contest will be: out of this world, scariest, and most original.

While work is going smoothly, volunteers are still needed and anyone looking to help can find more information at www.artoffear.com.

Venders are also desired and welcome.

Christina Stoutenburg

Staff Writer

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