Wyld Chyld Tattoo will showcase a different kind of art this Halloween, with a spooky gallery showcasing work by artists from across the country.
The Brookline Boulevard shop has extended its entry deadline, and is accepting art submissions for ”Art of the Unliving,” until 5 p.m. today, Oct. 24.
With entries already creeping in, owner Sarah Miller told Dormont-Brookline Patch earlier this month that she’s looking forward to displaying the pieces in the gallery at the front of the Wyld Chyld shop.
“It’s going to be a real mix,” Miller said. “We have sculpture, we have paintings, we have digital photography manipulations. It’s really just anything, as long as the subject matter pertains to Halloween. It’s that spooky time of year.”
The show opens tomorrow, Oct. 25, and the public is invited to peruse a variety of unique pieces from 7 to 9 p.m. Refreshments will be available.
The show will run through Nov. 20, and will be free and open to the public daily, and the public has a chance to vote for their favorites. A total of $300 in cash prizes will be awarded.
“We’re encouraging everybody to come out because there’s a popular vote for best in show,” Miller said. “Other winners will be chosen through blind judging, so regardless of who does what, the best pieces will win.”
The entry fee is $10 per person, and each person can enter two pieces of artwork.
Miller said she’s been happy to see names locally-known names enter work for the show, including John Manders, a board member for the Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators. Miller is hoping to make the show an annual event.
“I’m really excited,” Miller said. “We have a lot of bigger name illustrators who are participating so it should be a really interesting show.”