the gallery on elm street
Weekends: October 13 - October 29
Fridays: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturdays : 12:00Pm - 6:00pm
Sundays: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
122 Elm Street
Step off the street into a wildly enchanting, drenched in surprise, designed to delight and disturb experience. The elaborate decorations serve as the backdrop for the incredible art on display in two exciting exhibits. Look for pop-up events featuring music, art demonstrations, and more throughout the festival.
GALLERY ENTRY INFORMATION
No advance registration required (walk-ins only). Suggested donation of $5 per person; $10 per family.
charles addams and edward gorey
Lions and tigers and unicorns (oh my!). Cats, elephants, and birds grace the art of both Charles Addams and Edward Gorey. But so do dragons, a boggerslosh, and other beasts of the night too terrifying to name. This year, AddamsFest goes WILD celebrating Addams, Gorey, and the fantastical animals, real and imagined, featured in their work. Alongside original art by these icons, the WILD exhibit will include student-made works from the AddamsFest Curious Creatures Sculpture Class.
ADDAMS ANIMAL MENAGERIE
There’s no menagerie quite like an Addams menagerie, especially one that features sculptures painted in wondrous detail by local artists. Created in partnership with the Westfield Public Arts Commission and AddamsFest, these animals will become fan favorites.
special pop-up events at the gallery
Meet Artist Kailey Reid
Friday, October 13: 5:00 - 8:00
Saturday, October 14: 2:00 - 5:00
Sunday, October 15: 12:00 - 4:00
With art leaning towards the fantastical and macabre, artist Kailey Reid’s work is clearly inspired by Edward Gorey and all that is Goth. Watch Kailey draw her creations in the Gallery all weekend, with her work available for purchase.
Kailey Reid, based in Charlottesville, Virginia, has been working as an illustrator and graphic designer for the past several years. She studied Studio Art and Graphic Design at James Madison University, then moved on to study Computer Animation Art and Design at Bournemouth University in Bournemouth, England. In 2017, Kailey held her first solo exhibition in Charlottesville. In 2018, her work was featured in another exhibition in Charlottesville, as well as one later that year in Sandusky, Ohio. In 2020 a few of her pieces were published in the Dark Sire Literary Journal. In 2023, three of her illustrations were featured and sold at the Rye Arts Center in Rye, New York.
Kailey specializes in pen and ink, taking inspiration from numerous sources such as music, film and artists like John Kenn Mortensen, Edward Gorey and Tim Burton. Her work, more often than not, leans toward the fantastical and macabre.
Pop-Up Cartoon and Illustration Demonstration
Saturday, October 21, 1:00 - 4:00
Children's illustrator Dea Lenihan will show budding artists of all ages how to make a mortifying monster eye with markers and crayons, create a realistic night owl from a paper bag and chalk, and draw a spooky Jack o'Lantern with a charcoal pencil.