Halloween By Design 2019 Has It All!
Showcasing talented local designers, chefs and musicians while benefiting local non profits? That crafty combination makes this event a StoutWorthy pick!
What’s It All About?
Founded in 2018 by Austin entrepreneur and musician Lurleen Ladd, Halloween By Design is an annual Halloween celebration and fundraiser highlighting the best of Austin designers, chefs and artists. The festive event, inspired by Ladd’s unabashed love of all-things-Halloween, creates a one-of-a-kind Austin Halloween experience while benefiting a roster of non-profit organizations. This year’s event is co-chaired by Kip and Melinda Garvey.
Sure to delight Halloween lovers and film buffs alike, Halloween By Design’s main attraction will offer guests an exclusive opportunity to explore a village of meticulously designed sets inspired by iconic monsters of the silver screen.Renowned Austin-based film set decorator, Bart Brown (Alita: Battle Angel, Planet Terror, Machete), along with a roster of talented Austin designers, will transform the sprawling venue into an homage to vintage monster-themed films including The Wolf Man (1941), Dracula (1931), The Invisible Man (1933), Frankenstein (1931) and Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954).
Additional entertainment includes readings from Mood by Moss, fantasy makeup booth by Eleve Cosmetics, casino gaming, live auction led by Heath Hale, and a curated Halloween by Design pop-up store — together, creating an unforgettable night of Halloween fun amongst the backdrop of a beautiful Hill Country venue.
Don’t Miss This Monster Celebration of Craft
When & Where:
October 19, 2019 7 p.m.- 10:30 p.m. Star Hill Ranch in Austin, TX
▪ Spectacular classic horror sets by Bart Brown ▪ Scratch made bites & craft cocktails from renowned local Austin chefs ▪ Aura readings ▪ Fantasy makeup booth ▪ Casino gaming ▪ Live auction ▪ Curated Halloween Shop ▪ Live music from Kelly Willis
Visit the Halloween By Design website to get your tickets now. Come out, have fun & help raise funds and awareness for four Central Texas non-profit organizations: Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM), Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center (HCWC), Goodwill Central Texas and The Shade Project.
Check out A Preview
Watch the video for spooky highlights, a fabulous signature cocktail recipe and then visit the Halloween By Design website to get your tickets. Check back often for all the latest updates and more details on the designers, musicians and artists making this a one-of-a-kind, don’t miss Austin event!
Who’s Behind Halloween By Design?
Founder Lurleen Ladd’s love of Halloween began as a child with annual Halloween parties thrown in her family’s garage, complete with costumes, crepe paper, and bobbing for apples. She continued this tradition with her own children. Over time, the family party became a fundraiser for The Shade Project, a non-profit founded by Lurleen and her husband, Dr. Dan Ladd. Halloween by Design draws on those many past successful events but has expanded to include amazing art and design. Broadening the focus also means bringing more non-profits into the mix to raise much needed funds for local organizations.