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/
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