Spooky Halloween Art in Cincinnati

By Christen Collins

Photo by: Christen Collins

Location: OTR

Cincinnati is the best place to experience the holidays all around the year, but Halloween is especially spooky here with the haunted stories that come from the historic past of the city.  But have no fear!  It’s all about celebrating life, having fun, and being creative!  

From galleries to local shops, events, parties, craft fairs, markets, workshops, shows and more, Cincinnati has everything you can think of that incorporates a theme of the holiday.   

We also have some of the best designed haunted houses and decorated homes throughout each neighborhood. There’s something for everyone and you can see the art that goes into transforming Cincinnati into a thrilling Halloween city of wonders! 

Photo Credit: Cappel’s 

Don’t know what you want your Halloween costume to be or need decorations for a party? Don’t freak out! Family owned Costume and Party Supply Store Cappiel’s has everything you need with hundreds of selections!

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Photo Credit: Contemporary Arts Center

Get into the spirit of the holiday with your kids by going to places that offer arts and crafts like the Art Play: Halloween Party at the Contemporary Arts Center on Thursday, October 26th from 10:30am – 11:30am. Dress up, create your own “scary” artwork, and eat all the candy you can!


Photo Credit: Cincinnati Zoo

HallZooween is back again at the Cincinnati Zoo and “BOO”-tanical Gardens and is always a spectacular time!  The Zoo gets in the Halloween spirit by giving the animals pumpkin treats and candy treats to the kiddos!  

Image Credit: Cincinnati Museum Center

On Weekends at the Cincinnati Museum Center “scare  up some fun” by dressing up in costumes and party at the “BOO!seum.  There’s a Monster Mash, Costume Parade, Science Experiments and more!

Photo Credit: Christen Collins

Location: Westside

Going out trick-or-treating isn’t just exciting for all the candy you get but also for the awesome decorations that people go all out with on their homes and in their yards. They’re quirky and scary but great entertainment for the whole family!

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