Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts

A Ghostly gathering

freakishly fun fundraiser to celebrate the season

Join us for the first annual Ghostly Gathering featuring a variety of festive experiences on our 2.5-acre campus in the historic heart of Mineral Point! Proceeds from this fall fundraiser support Shake Rag Alley arts and crafts programming and historic preservation.

Admission to the event on our main campus at 18 Shake Rag St. includes:

  • One drink ticket. Food and beverages from a variety of local vendors will be available for purchase.
  • Live music by Yid Vicious.
  • Scary storytelling by the award-winning Jane Stenson.
  • Three types of fortune telling with The Point Witch in our historic Log Cabin.
  • A Night Market of unique crafters, makers, and artists.
  • A costume contest with a cash prize for first place.
  • And more!

Costumes and decorative masks are encouraged. Face coverings required indoors and outside when social distancing is not possible, regardless of vaccination status.

General admission tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. All ticket sales are final. This is a rain or snow or shine event.

For more information, call (608) 987-3292, email info@shakeragalley.org, or stop by the Shake Rag Alley office, 18 Shake Rag St. 

To become an event sponsor, click here.

Note: This evening is not recommended for children. We look forward to welcoming families to our annual Trick’r Treat night at 4-6 pm October 31!

Live Music: Yid Vicious

Yid Vicious has been engaging and delighting audiences throughout the Midwest since 1995. The group has released four CDs and has received numerous Madison Area Music Awards for its unique blend of traditional and contemporary klezmer. In 2009, Yid Vicious became the first performing arts ensemble in Wisconsin to receive a USArtists International grant to perform at Argentina’s KlezFiesta, an international klezmer festival spanning three cities and including bands from ten countries. In 2006, Yid Vicious toured Chiba Prefecture, Japan, as part of the Wisconsin-Chiba Sister State Goodwill Delegation. Yid Vicious is committed to keeping traditional klezmer music and dance alive, and collaborates frequently with internationally renowned klezmer dance instructor Steve Weintraub. The group has participated in the New York-based “KlezKamp: The Yiddish Folk Arts Program,” and was a featured performer at the “KlezKamp Roadshow” directed by Yiddish scholar Henry Sapoznik at the University of Wisconsin in April 2009. Yid Vicious has presented concerts, workshops, and clinics at performing arts centers, cultural festivals, universities, and K-12 schools in Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, Iowa, Illinois, and Michigan, and has performed to statewide audiences on Wisconsin Public Radio and Wisconsin Public Television.

Storyteller: Jane Stenson

Jane Stenson is an experienced storyteller, producer and master teacher who instills world folktales and personal stories with images and metaphors crafted from her love of nature and belief in diversity. Thought-provoking, Jane’s stories stimulate and inspire her listeners to think more humanistically about each other and their place in the world, never forgetting the importance of laughter. Encouraging a lifelong love of words and connections, Jane uses the energy and sensory aspects of storytelling to promote literacy, social studies, and math in the preschool, elementary and middle school classroom.

Jane grew up in the woods of Connecticut – beautiful, mysterious woods and rivers – and infuses experiences with the natural world into every story. Using sensory images as metaphors and guides, mixed with personal comedic anecdotes, Jane creates stories that go beyond just a good time by challenging people of all ages and cultures to think critically and holistically.

Fortune Telling: The Point Witch

The Point Witch will be offering three types of fortune telling in the log cabin: Tarot, Geomancy, and Charms.

Bryce Woyak is a Priest of the Goddess and God of the Wicca, who spent 20 years exploring various areas of neo-Pagan religions and has found a home in Alexandrian Witchcraft. His approach to divination and charming draws on Wicca, ceremonial magic, and British and Irish folk traditions.

He writes on topics related to Alexandrian Craft, British Traditional Witchcraft (BTW), neo-Pagan witchcrafts, and a variety of Celctic-related topics.

Bryce is a legally ordained minister through Covenant of the Goddess.

A ghostly gathering Vendors

  • Alicia Clark – Lux Candela Studio
  • Beth Nowaczyk – The Copper Leaf
  • Carole Spelić
  • Dee Hooks – Deeconstruct, Recycled Fun
  • Emerald Frommelt
  • Emily Brannan
  • Jennifer French
  • Jennifer McFarlane
  • Joy Gieseke – The Station: Yarn & Inspiration
  • Kasi Greenwood – 7 and 7 Healing Stone Jewelry
  • Mary Berg – Chapel Street Candles
  • Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
  • Theresa Politowicz Heires – ARThropods

For more information, contact info@shakeragalley.org or call (608) 987-3292.

A Ghostly Gathering Sponsors

Music Sponsors

Storytelling Sponsor

night market Sponsors

Costume Contest Sponsor

venue Sponsors

fortune-telling Sponsor

media Sponsor

photo booth Sponsor

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