The Vernon Public Art Gallery will host a session for Halloween hair styling and make-up Oct. 31.

The Vernon Public Art Gallery will host a session for Halloween hair styling and make-up Oct. 31.

Be creative for Halloween

Local groups are combining to offer a hair styling and costume make-up event for Halloween.

The Vernon Public Art Gallery, MC College and body artists Tanya Lipscomb and Christine Turpin are offering a hair styling and costume make-up event for Halloween.

The event will run from 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 31 at  MC College, 3409 31st Ave.

“Art doesn’t always come in the form of a painting or sculpture,” said Dauna Kennedy Grant, VPAG executive director.

“Art is everywhere and hair and make-up design is a perfect example of this. And on Halloween, there are no limits to what can be created.”

The gallery encourages trick-or-treaters and party-goers to dress as an artist or artwork.

Frida Kahlo, Roy Lichtenstein pop art and Andy Warhol are popular costume ideas.

“But of course, zombies and princesses need help with their hair and make-up as well,” said Kennedy Grant.

“Come with a costume idea and let the artists add colour, texture, sparkle or gore to your costume this year. The gallery will have a photo booth set up for all participants following their appointments and images will be available for free download.”

Participants are asked to register ahead of time by calling the Vernon Public Art Gallery at 250-545-3173.

The fee for services is $5 for face painting for kids 12 and under, $10 for hairstyling and $10 for make-up application.

Proceeds support ongoing exhibitions and programming at the Vernon Public Art Gallery.