When Friday the 13th comes to mind so too does ominous horror movies, black cats and bad luck, but this year, it will be nothing but buzz about Tales from the Creative Crypt.
Creative Creatures, curators of the event, are a local duo made to fuse the San Antonio and surrounding areas’ art and music communities in a way that breaks certain molds by showcasing a variety of art forms. This fall’s event will bring 40+ creators of all genres of art including painters, illustrators, photographers, graphic designers, mixed media artists, sculptors, zine printers, apparel designers, vintage artisans, tattoo artists and special effects makeup artists.
Power couple Karen G. Rios and Eddy Rios founded the event in January of 2014 to create a space and network where novice and seasoned artists can come together and reach a wide audience. This year is their first Friday the 13th event to reflect the theme “Tales from the Crypt”.
In order to reach larger audiences, Creative Creatures use tattoo artists as another medium seldom seen amongst traditional canvas based visual artists.
Friday the 13th tattoos are known by branding the number 13 somewhere in the design and are generally picked from a flash sheet artists create for the occasion.
The owners of Calaveras Custom Tattoo are going to cause lines out the door at the Creative Crypt with their $13 tattoos deal (plus a lucky $7 tip).
The artists will have a flash sheet of potential tattoos that will reflect the theme with spooky and dark undertones, and traditional tattoo elements incorporated as well.
To create a backdrop for the event, San Antonio bands Los Tejanos Muertos, Harvey McLaughlin and the Bottom Feeders, Rivers Want and The Blind Owls from Corpus Christi will be performing over the night.
The bands will be highlighted by visuals and projections along with an interactive photo booth.
The founders consider the culinary arts to be a part of the creative community here in San Antonio, so to fuel up at the event there will be food vendors Gastronautica Mac and Cheese, Cake Thieves, and Made with Love with vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. To further entice attendees, there will be a giveaway to the first ever rock’n’roll and horror expo, Rockula Horror Expo for “night owls, monster lovers and the kids who didn’t fit in,” happening later this month.
Creative Crypt will begin at 7 p.m. at Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex on Friday Oct. 13 with tickets available for purchase for $5. If you love all things spooky, macabre and artistic the Creative Creature’s Friday the 13th event will feed the hunger your black heart desires.
Guests interact with the artists and browse their work.
Photo courtesy of Lupito Photography.