Studio 23 invites you to celebrate October with spooky stories and an expo filled with curiosities

Whether you like your Halloween celebrations terrifying or tranquil, there’s something for you in Downtown Bay City on Fri., Oct. 21 and Sat., Oct. 22.

Studio 23/The Arts Center hosts its annual Curiosities & Wonders Exposition as well as the Hell’s Half Mile Spirit Walk on that day. 

The fun begins on Sat., Oct. 22 at noon with the Exposition featuring artists, tarot readers, treats, paranormal authors, ceramics, and more. During the expo, join a scavenger hunt to discover 13 pumpkins hidden throughout the exhibit and you could win a prize. The expo is open until 6 p.m.

The Craft Bar is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., offering crafts you can make at the studio or take home to make later.

At 4 p.m., Voortex Jazz/Blues band Mark VanVoorhees and Chuck Edwards, along with guests singer Jim Smeardon, take the stage.

Also during the weekend, you can take a spooky tour of Downtown Bay City with local author Nicole Beauchamp. Beauchamp, a Bay City native and author of “Haunted Bay City” and “Haunted Detroit,” will lead spooky tours of the downtown area.

The tours are offered from 5 to 7 p.m. and again from 8 to 10 p.m. on Fri., Oct. 21 and Sat., Oct. 22. Tickets are $30.

Throughout the weekend, you can enjoy haunted window displays and a mini exhibition, “Creatures and Creepers,” at Studio 23, 901 N. Water St.
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