American Gothic

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    Design by Malia Wisch

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    Jeff Alencastre and Shana Chillingworth

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    Joanna Cuevas and Shelby Costa

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    Mark and Makena Chai

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    Yuki Saito and Mito Kasuya

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    Lei, Noe, Syler

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    Denise and Kevin Porter

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    Trent Burgess and Angel Ahedo

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    Nathan and Faye Ramos

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    Melissa Berona, Marta Montana, Sarah Slater

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    Pamela Cruz and Mary Beetlah

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    Jason Adams, Hans Gruber, Gretl Gruber, Justin Adams

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    Heather Jones, Kellie Learmont, Mike Buelsing, Leslie Giva

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    Fortune telling in Kinau Courtyard

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    Kristin Keller and Tory Laitila

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    Kyle Einter, Hui Ho, Lee and Katie James, Jon Sandberg, Karri Jakubek, Vjok Ayasanonda

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    Rockband contest in Banyan Courtyard

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    Marina Olivia and Leon Caron

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    Josh Fouts and Chelsea Leitner

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    DJ Lacy Matsumoto of The Hot Muffins

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    Weston Yap, Angela Sy, Brian MacIntosh

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October 28, 2011 06:00pm-09:00pm
Honolulu Academy of Arts

'American Gothic' information

Join us for the ARTafterDARK 2011 finale! Come costumed as your favorite ghoul or goblin (or Grant Wood’s iconic painting) for this All Hollows Eve warm up with DJ Nocturna spinning, a Rock Band competition, and some spooky surprises.

*Please be aware that costume accessories over the size of 15 inches and play weapons will be not allowed on site.  This includes fake guns, swords, bow and arrows, staffs, large wings, or other large costume additions.  Please plan on leaving these items in your car or in one of our lockers.

Come early! Our sponsor, First insurance of Hawaii will be handing out special gifts to the first 500 costumed characters.

*Admission is free for Academy members and $10 for non-members.


Play First Insurance of Hawaii’s trivia contest to win your first bag of Halloween treats, no walking door-to-door necessary. (Central Courtyard)

Do the monster mash on the dance floor all night with DJ Nocturna and Lacy Matsumoto of Hot Muffins. (Luce Pavilion & Central Courtyard)

Get your fortune read by tarot card experts and palm readers. (Kinau Courtyard) 

Party like a rock star! Get the band together (and dress up like your favorite music maker) for our Rockband™ contest. First prize includes a free room rental for you, your band, and fans at Nocturna Lounge! (Banyan Courtyard 6:15-8:15)

Is your costume electric enough to wake the dead? Strut your stuff in our costume contest for bragging rights and a prize of 4 passes to the Doris Duke Theatre and an ARTafterDARK in 2012 for you and your team of headless horsemen. Special recognition goes to the best costume inspired by Grant Wood's American Gothic. (Central Courtyard 8:30pm) 

DORISafterDARK: Don’t know what to do when the party’s over? Join us for our theater’s post-ARTafterDARK screening at 9pm.  Don’t miss the gory comedy cult hit Dale and Tucker vs. Evil. See the website for details and to purchase tickets.


Zip Tours of our newly opened Portrait Gallery with one of our expert docents at 7:00 & 7:30 PM (Gallery 4)

Artist Gaye Chan talks about her installation Frass from 7 to 7:30pm (Gallery 14)


Town brings a little treat to your tricking with their small plates in Luce Pavilion and Kinau Courtyards and specialty cocktails in Luce Pavilion, Kinau and Banyan Courtyards. DON’T STAND IN LINE—become a member for access to the members-only bar in the Mediterranean Courtyard—where you’ll find laser lights and a bubbling cauldron. 


Just a reminder—ARTafterDARKers can park in the following locations:

1) FREE: Street parking on Beretania and Kinau Street from 6 p.m.

2) $4: The Pro Park Parking Lot behind the Art Center at Linekona, entrances on Beretania and Young streets Payment is to be made at the yellow slot box next to the parking booth. 

3) $5 at the First United Methodist Church Parking Lot on the corner of Beretania and Victoria streets. NOTE: lot closes promptly at 10 p.m.
4) $5 at Kim Chee III Parking Lot on Young Street