This Saturday, Sculpture Milwaukee will host a socially distant scavenger hunt and social-media driven costume contest. An optional in-person component will also take place.
It's all happening on Saturday, Oct. 31st from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., where masked and distanced volunteers will be on-site to distribute materials and assist with the scavenger hunt. Participants have until midnight on Halloween to enter the costume contest on Instagram using #SculptOween. All materials and a full list of details and rules will be made available for download on Sculpture Milwaukee’s website.
The in-person festivities will take place outdoors beginning at the “pocket-park” in the 400 block of E. Wisconsin Avenue, just west of the Pfister Hotel. Participants can pick-up their official scavenger hunts and free activity books (for the first 100 participants). These free activity books are great for kids under 12 and were created by students at True Skool.
"After studying the guidelines set by the city of Milwaukee and the CDC, we felt our organization was uniquely suited to host a safe and fun event. We’re outdoors, spread out in the heart of downtown, and open to the public 24/7," says Meg Strobel, Sculpture Milwaukee’s Director of Community Engagement.
In light of health concerns, no candy will be distributed; however, participants are encouraged to visit local restaurants and cafes nearby to support local businesses. The Saint Kate Arts Hotel will be be offering free take-away treats for the first fifty costumed-kid participants.
With over twenty sculptures, including the whimsical and bright Blob Monster by artist Tony Tasset, there will be something for everyone to enjoy,” says Strobel. “We want to provide an environment where kids and adults can get outside, show off their costumes, and celebrate safely.”
Full details on the event, including more information about the costume contest and a downloadable .pdf of the scavenger hunt, can be accessed at www.sculpturemilwaukee.com/
Molly Snyder grew up on Milwaukee's East Side and today, she lives in the Walker's Point neighborhood with her partner and two sons.
As a full time senior writer, editorial manager and self-described experience junkie, Molly has written thousands of articles about Milwaukee (and a few about New Orleans, Detroit, Indianapolis, Boston and various vacation spots in Wisconsin) that range in subject from where to get the best cup of coffee to an in-depth profile on the survivors of the iconic Norman apartment building that burned down in the '90s.
She also once got a colonic just to report on it, but that's enough on that.
Always told she had a "radio voice," Molly found herself as a regular contributor on FM102, 97WMYX and 1130WISN with her childhood radio favorite, Gene Mueller.
Molly's poetry, essays and articles appeared in many publications including USA Today, The Writer, The Sun Magazine and more. She has a collection of poetry, "Topless," and is slowly writing a memoir.
In 2009, Molly won a Milwaukee Press Club Award. She served as the Narrator / writer-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel from 2013-2014. She is also a story slam-winning storyteller who has performed with The Moth, Ex Fabula and Risk!
When she's not writing, interviewing or mom-ing, Molly teaches tarot card classes, gardens, sits in bars drinking Miller products and dreams of being in a punk band again.