Press Release: Tuscarawas Arts Partnership (TAP) and the Art on the Alley Committee to “Spook the Town” in Downtown New Philadelphia

Press Release 

For Immediate Release New Philadelphia, OH 

Friday, October 6, 2023

Contact Wilma K. Mullet: 330-451-6086 or 


Spook the Town at Art on the Alley 

Presented by Tuscarawas Arts Partnership (TAP) and the Art on the Alley Committee, Art on the Alley will be getting ready to “Spook the Town” on Sunday, October 15, 2023 from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM in Downtown New Philadelphia. The community can expect a variety of fall family fun activities, live performances, food, and artists and makers vendors at Art on the Alley. The community is invited to enjoy the festivities, dress in costumes or cosplay, and visit the artist vendors and spaces to trick or treat throughout the event. 

At the Tuscarawas County Public Library (TCPL), the front lawn will host a Kids Zone where families can do some pumpkin decorating, interact with live animals, and play yard games. Also, the MAD Bros Masquerade with TCPL will have a costume contest at 2:00 PM for kids and teens ages infant – 4 years, 5 – 8 years, 9 – 13 years, and 14 – 18 years. 

The North Stage will have performances by Smalls Smalley from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM, and ACOUSTIFIED from 1:30 – 4:00 PM. 

Custom Needle-Print will be selling a limited quantity of “Spook the Town” t-shirts and tote bags at Art on the Alley to support the event. 

MAD Bros Games and Hobbies will open its doors for a Meet and Greet with professional cosplayers. 

The South Stage will have the following performances: 12:00 – 12:30 PM – The Cast of “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown,” 12:30 – 1:00 PM – Studio S, 1:00 – 1:30 PM – DHS Chamber Orchestra, 1:30 – 2:00 PM – Dover’s Ars Nova Choir, and 2:00 – 3:00 PM – NPHS Guitar Ensemble. 

Alley Cats Marketplace will feature the following performances and activities: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Little Theatre Singers, 12:00 – 2:00 PM – Ed Kilpatrick, 2:00 – 4:00 PM – TEQUILA MARY, Pottery Demo by Susan Banks, and Playstation by COAD for KIDS outside Alley Cats. 

Fresh the Market will have Artisan Samplings during the event and a Creature Creation Station where kids can create their own little creatures to take home from 12:00 – 3:00 PM.

“At Art on the Alley, we encourage our community to support the local artists and merchants as they are the reason for making the event truly special,” shares Wilma K. Mullet, Executive Director of Tuscarawas Arts Partnership. “After 6 years of being in the community, Art on the Alley wouldn’t be what it is today without the talent, creativity and support they bring.” 

Thank you to our sponsors for their continued support of Art on the Alley: Marlite, Inc, Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co, LPA, Stutzman Lawn and Landscaping, Tuscarawas Insurance Agency, Caleb Robinson DDS, Cleveland Clinic – Union Hospital, Custom Needle Print, Miller & Miller Insurance, Performing Arts Center at Kent State Tuscarawas, Wood Electric, Alban Title, Auman, Inc., First Federal Community Bank, Gradall Industries, Gutter Helmet by Harry Helmet, Hawk Family Dental, House of Stones, JR Bath, Lauren International, McInturf Realty, Missions Cafe, Quaker Cinema, What’s Cooking Cafe, and Window World. 

Learn more about Art on the Alley and follow any updates on their social media pages or visit!

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