Saturday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. at The Spot, local artist Jarell Gant will celebrate Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” a stop-motion animation, musical dark fantasy film released 25 years ago.
At the event, Gant will have original artwork on display and for sale and will hold raffle drawings to win movie merchandise and artwork. Children are welcome and encouraged to bring a pumpkin in to paint.
“We’re really looking forward to the ‘art ghoulery,’” said Megan Toomey, co-owner of The Spot. “Jarell Gant is a local artist and a total ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ fan. We’ve known him a long time and are so glad he asked us to host his event. He has been creating some really cool things and there’s been a huge response.”
The Spot, located in Williamsburg Square, has been serving organic and fair trade coffee both in their store and on their traveling coffee bus for almost two years but says one of their purposes is to be an outlet for local artists and musicians.
“Anyone in the community can join and experience the fun, the talent and expression,” co-owner Jacob Pendley said. “The community has been super supportive of everything we’re doing — events, classes and the coffee bus.”