The West Salem Art Hotel and friends plan an interactive Halloween art music festival at the hotel, West Salem Public House. We will be utilizing the historic two-acre area of this beloved West Salem neighborhood. In the community spirit, we are uniting a local collection of art, maker, and vintage vendors, including live musicians, accompanied by visual and performing art, workshops, and demonstrations led by artists and non-profit organizations.
This event will include games, a costume trunk, face painting, and more family-friendly amusement. The six-hour event will unfold into the evening, where we can watch 2023's Hunter's moon rise over exquisite farmland under colorful string lights. There will be various delicious food options from local pop-ups, food trucks, and yummy beer and beverages.
The Ghoul Moon Festival will be on the Hunter's Moon, October 28th, from 4 pm-10 pm on the Albert and Green St. block in West Salem.
The West Salem Art Hotel, , and West Salem Public House are excited to host this magical inaugural event!
We are looking for local, community-based businesses and organizations to join us as partners.
We will offer our supporters In-Kind Rewards based on the level of contribution.
West Salem Art Hotel/Full Moon Festival
Haydee Thompson is the owner/curator/designer of the West Salem Art Hotel. Haydee is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts with a degree in Drama. After graduation in the early '90s, she moved to NYC to pursue an acting career and found herself as a personal assistant to artist/musician David Byrne. Haydee spent over a decade in the Big Apple until, shortly after 9/11, she decided to move back to Winston-Salem and into the Wherehouse, an Artist and Music collective located in the abandoned downtown. In 2003 she and her fellow artists purchased a 1971 charter bus, converted it to run on vegetable oil, and toured the country for three months with a variety show. Eventually, Haydee turned the Wherehouse into her first Art Hotel with much success. In March of 2021, she moved the location of the Art Hotel and rebranded it under the current name of the West Salem Art Hotel.
Full Moon Festival
Tessa Everton is a local artist and designer who has worked for herself as a professional paint contractor, event coordinator, stained glass company, and personal assistant. She also has an extensive background in the service and hospitality industry, which taught her how to anticipate the needs of groups, understand time management, juggle tasks and work under pressure. Tessa has years of experience not only planning markets but also vending in them selling vintage goods and handmade stained glass artwork. She graduated from Salem College with a BA in Design in 2017, and to this day enjoys curating spaces.
DOSE Artist Collective
Taja Seafus is a 25year old, black creative born in Greensboro, NC. They are based in Winston-Salem, NC. Her work (when not based in historical accuracy) is an emotional reflection of herself within their work.
She holds a BFA in Scene Design from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Her works includes, Prop Designer for "Smokey Joe's Cafe" with Theater Raleigh, Scene Designer and Painter for "Stoo's Famous Martian-American Gumbo" with Peppercorn Theater at Kaleidium, and Scene Designer for "Peter and the Starcatcher" and "Into the Woods" for RJ Reynolds Art Magnet High School. She has also dived into Production Design for Adynaton Productions on their short film "Mothman: An Anti Hate Superheo Comedy” and “Hawthorne: A Web Series”!
She is the CEO of The InBetween, LLC which is an immersive experience and event curator company in Winston Salem, NC. the strive to provide creative opportunities for the community to enjoy with affordability.
They are also the Founder and President of DOSE Artist Collective, a nonprofit organization in Winston Salem, NC whose mission is to provide opportunities for local creatives to experiment, collaborate and succeed through gallery space, events, and affordable housing.
Full Moon Festival
Lindsay Potter-Figueiredo, a native of Winston-Salem, received her BA in Art History at Salem College. Upon graduation, she took a full-time position at the Sawtooth School for Visual Art. She has a professional background in the local non-profit art sector, with a passion for making the arts accessible for all. In 2016, she moved to Scotland and completed her Master’s degree at the University of Edinburgh, in Modern and Contemporary Art History, Theory, Criticism, and Curating. The primary focus of her research encompassed community arts enrichment, outreach, and public art practice. After Scotland, she moved to Lisbon, Portugal where she worked in art and language education. Lindsay is back in Winston-Salem, spending her free time as a fiber artist and owner of Piper + Fig; she experiments with the reuse of materials in all of her designs, from punch needle embroidery wall hangings to bicycle tire inner tube jewelry. Additionally, she is the Operations Manager for local flower wholesaler, Stemz. She has served on the Board of Directors for Art Nouveau WS and The Art SHAC.
We are a DIY Organization, and with care and focus will create a beautiful grassroots community festival full of flavor and color for all ages! The list below reflects general financial needs to help accomplish this task! Any help will be rewarded in kind based on amount contributed.
If you would like to sponsor the Ghoul Moon Festival or if you have any questions, please email us here.
ALL sponsors will be tagged on Full Moon Festival, DOSE Artist Collective, and West Salem Art Hotel media platforms when posting about the festival.
$500+ Sponsorship: All the above as well as brand recognition on Festival Website and posters.
$750+ Sponsorship: All the above plus will have access to a vendor table for the length of the event.
$1000+ sponsorship will provide you with all of the above, PLUS a night for two in the beautiful Art/Partment.some conditions