Open Door's annual Halloween-themed exhibition returns

A fun and spooky tradition at Open Door, this annual, Halloween-themed exhibit is generally the most popular among the studio's artists, Program Director Sharon Dorsey said.

The spooky part comes courtesy the art, made by members at Open Door, a nonprofit gallery and studio in Grandview that serves artists with disabilities.The fun (and also spooky, I guess) part comes thanks to the exhibition's opening reception, which doubles as a costume party. Or maybe it's a costume party that doubles as an art reception.

“The staff usually coordinates a group costume. This year, we're creating our own unique superhero. Pretty much all of the artists dress up as well,” Dorsey said of the event, which takes place on Saturday, Oct. 14.

Games, food and an art sale round out the opening reception. Proceeds from a drawing will be used to build a fund to help the artists pay for entrance into museums and similar venues.

“Are You Afraid of the Art?” will remain on view through Oct. 27.