The Sketchy Halloween Party at Awarehouse last Saturday was a mash-up of live art, live music, booze, and dry blood. To get a feel for the scene, check out this video by Beached Miami videographer Francisco Moraga with footage of Arboles Libres rocking the Casbah and several of the night’s featured artists working the canvas.
I’ve got to hand it to Miami people. They won’t show up to vote on a cloudless morning, but hours of endless rain won’t stop them from leaving the house dressed up as, say, a pair of Devilled eggs (or simply a pair of devils) to get down after dark on Halloween weekend. Which is to say, despite the fact that it rained cats and Cujos Saturday night, the Sketchy Halloween Party at Awarehouse drew ghouls, goblins, Mad Hatters, Miss Piggies, and bloodied nurses from all over Miami. Kudos to everyone who came out to terrorize the night in full Halloween regalia. You made the party a wonderful horror.
The Sketchy Halloween Party at Awarehouse is this Saturday (RSVP), and everyone who comes automatically has a chance to win a piece of original art by one of the 10 local artists who will be on the scene to sketch you in your Halloween’s best. (Come in costume!) To learn more about this extravaganza of live art, live music, booze, food, and blood, visit the Sketchy Halloween Party Facebook page.
Here are most (not all) of the pieces that will be in the party raffle. In the spirit of Halloween, they vary from gory to Chewie. If you see one that you really want, you can buy extra raffle tickets at the party. Otherwise, you’ll have to try your luck with the one free ticket you get with entry. First up …
You will notice a few ghouls in this roundup of Sketchy Miami portraits. That is because we are encouraging — with the implicit threat of afterlife haunting — local artists to do scary Sketchys in the spirit of our Sketchy Halloween Party at Awarehouse on Saturday, Oct. 29. (RSVP on Facebook.) To see all of the scary Sketchys to date, visit sketchymiami.com/boo.
You will also see a fair amount of the color pink. Those portraits come out of Sketchy Pink, an effort to raise money for breast cancer research. To learn more, visit sketchymiami.com/pink and/or stop by our table in the Wynwood Market during Art Walk on Saturday night. We’ll be there with several local artists waiting impatiently for faces to draw.
In the meantime, check out these Sketchys from the last few weeks. Click on any one to visit its artist’s profile page, where you will see all of the artist’s portraits and learn more about him/her in the sidebar.
“Luis Diaz” by Martin Rodriguez
Martin will be one of the featured artists at our upcoming Sketchy Pink Party at The Betsy-South Beach on Sunday, Oct. 23. You’re invited!