Artsqueeze Weekend Roundup, Oct. 31-Nov. 1

10:30 a.m. – Lakeland’s Polk Museum of Art offers a variety of family-oriented Day of the Dead activities throughout the day.

11 a.m. – Folk artist Ruby C. WilliamsWalk-in Gallery’s 12th Anniversary. Head to Ruby’s fruit and veggie stand in Bealsville (2001 Hwy 60 E, Plant City) for this fun annual celebration and sale of artwork.

12-6 p.m. – Ybor ARTWalk, 17 participating galleries and studios open their doors for extended hours the first Saturday of each month.

5 p.m. – Connext Project, an outdoor video lounge featuring original animation, motion graphics and experimental films by local and nationally known artists and design studios. Artsqueeze pick.

7-9 p.m. – Opening reception for Color Woodblock Prints at Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art.

8-11 p.m. – Dia de los Muertos party with the Salvador Dali Museum’s Zodiac Group and the Museum of Fine ArtsContemporaries (young professiona/emerging collectors groups). From the release: come in your scariest ‘80s attire (open to interpretation) or as a dead celebrity; check out the current Ansel Adams exhibit with admission.

Megan Voeller is Creative Loafing’s visual art critic. She teaches at the University of Tampa and The Art Institute of Tampa, edits the weekly online newsletter of CreativeTampaBay and blogs at

The artists of Doppleganger?

As always, please let me know if I've forgotten your event. Otherwise— Happy Halloween!


7-9 p.m. – Doppelganger: a USF PhotoClub Exhibition at USF Centre Gallery. Come dressed as a Doppelganger, get photographed in the PhotoShak (who knows what else will happen while you’re in there) and eat candy.

8 p.m.-12 a.m. – Halloween ART pARTy at ARTpool. Dress up as your favorite artist and win prizes; special award for best Andy Warhol.


9 a.m. – Sketchcrawl with Tampa Realistic Artists (TRA). Meet at the Ybor Saturday Market, go sketch, then regroup for lunch and sharing work. For more information on Sketchcrawls in general, click here; for more about the Tampa version, click on the TRA link.


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