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An Afternoon of Pumpkin Painting in the East Side Art Lot

A day of pumpkins, paint, hot drinks, and music is coming to the East Side Art Lot

By - Oct 8th, 2020 08:00 am

Milwaukee, WI – The East Side Business Improvement District (BID) will host a Fall-themed pumpkin painting event on Saturday, October 24th from noon to 4pm in the new East Side Art Lot. The event is a result of the desire for COVID-19 friendly Fall activities that take advantage of the space local artists helped to create.

Pumpkin Painting in the East Side Art Lot  will allow event-goers an hour and a half to pick a pumpkin, choose from a full array of paint, get creative with their designs, and sip on a small hot cocoa or cider while enjoying live local music. Larger servings of hot chocolate and hot cider will be available for purchase, as will limited quantities of paint brushes. (Brushes will not be shared due to COVID precautions.) To maintain social distancing and allow for sufficient sanitization, there will be two 1.5-hour time slots, reservable online. A coat check-style “Pumpkin Check” will also allow early attendees to leave their painted pumpkin so they can explore the neighborhood and surrounding businesses. Groups interested in attending the event are encouraged to reserve their spot via Eventbrite, as space is limited.

The East Side Art Lot came to fruition in response to the East Side’s residents and business owners’ desires for additional outdoor seating amidst the current pandemic. Located at 1915 E. North Ave between Von Trier and Beans and Barley, the space has been temporarily transformed into a public seating and art courtyard. After commissioning twelve local artists to paint the Art Lot’s twelve picnic tables and getting plenty of community support, the space is open dawn to dusk for visitors, residents, and nearby business patrons to enjoy. This event, and the events hosted previously in the lot such as Milwaukee Makers Markets and The Waxwing’s “East Side Art Market” encourage creativity in the space well after the tables have been completed.

Tickets for the event are $15 per person, with a $10 Bring Your Own Pumpkin (BYOP) option. All of the ticket, reservation, and event details can be found on our website, https://www.theeastside.org/happenings/east-side-art-lot.html, or the Eventbrite page at https://pumpkinpaintinginthelot.eventbrite.com. To share the event with friends and family, please visit the Facebook event page at https://fb.me/e/3zMZDqGfK.

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