Release Date: October 9,2019

Trick or Treat on South High Street for families at the Akron Art Museum

Where else can an elephant dance with a hotdog? Probably nowhere outside the Akron Art Museum’s annual Trick or Treat on South High Street, where kids in a colorful array of costumes celebrate with trick or treat in the galleries, spooky hands-on activities in the museum’s idea laboratory and a fabulous monster mash on the dance floor. Trick or Treat on South High Street is Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019 from 6-8:30 p.m. Registration is required at

Associate Educator Amanda Crowe said, “Kicking off fall at the museum with a family-friendly party helps build meaningful, cultural experiences that children carry with them throughout life—and what better way to celebrate than through creative play? Pretending and exploring characters through dramatic play is a building block for self-expression and embracing others’ differences.”

From 6-8 p.m. the museum will host trinket collecting in the galleries, where trick-or-treaters will meet a variety of unexpected characters. Kids and families can also enjoy art making and creepy sensory activities in the museum lobby from 6-8:30 p.m.

“Trick-or-treating at the art museum puts a new spin on works from our permanent collection, giving artists’ play with color, shadows and materials a chance to be explored in a surprising and different context. Experiencing art up-close piques children's innate curiosity and is the fuel for their own creative inspiration,” said Crowe.

Museum members receive complimentary admission to Trick or Treat on South High Street. Admission for nonmembers is $12. All children must be accompanied by an adult. The museum asks that attendees please refrain from wearing costume apparel that covers the face.

New members can join the museum at a 25% discount at all levels on Thursdays.

Family Days are made possible by PNC with additional support from the Kathy Moses Salem Philanthropic Fund of Akron Community Foundation, The R.C. Musson and Katharine M. Musson Charitable Foundation and the Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation.