Pop-up pumpkin painting event haunts Rockford

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — The creativity in the Rockford community is downright scary, as evidenced by a spooky weekend event.

People were in full pumpkin decorating mode on Wednesday at the Rockford Area Arts Council, at 713 E State Street, as a preview of the inaugural “Festival of Fright” which will be held this weekend.

Pumpkins painted at the Arts Council will be featured in the “Festival of Fright,” which starts Saturday in Sinnissippi Park.

“Community art is more than bringing people together,” said Kate Kilgore, the Education and Community Engagement Director for the Rockford Area Arts Council. “If you’re ready, if you’re willing, if you want to contribute something and you’re ready to give it away, you don’t need to hang on to that thing you’ve created. You’re ready to donate it.”

The “Festival of Fright” runs from October 19th through the 31st.

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