Witches Day is a yearly event at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Held on the Thursday before Halloween, it was created to encourage Lowe Mill artists and visitors to dress up in their witchy best. Who doesn’t love an opportunity to pull out their witch hat, magic wand, and cape?
SPARKLE Studio loves Witches Day. For the first couple of years we were at the Mill, we were unable to participate as we were teaching and vending at the Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair in Asheville, NC that weekend.
We were so excited the first year we were in town for Witches Day after SAFF changed their scheduled to the week before the week before Halloween! This is our favorite day of the year at Lowe Mill — we revitalize our studio with all kinds of witchy decor and enjoy dressing in our favorite witchy outfits.
This year’s Witches Day is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever before! SPARKLE is planning a number of activities that will take place in our studio and around the Mill. Other studios are planning some fabulous things as well. Bookmark this page and keep returning so you can be fully informed about everything taking place on Witches Day.
Closer to the event, we hope to have a downloadable PDF with the day’s complete schedule available for your convenience.
Mill-Wide FREE Events
Scavenger Hunt: Visit the following studios (list coming in the future) to pick up your entry form. Visit each studio, talk to the artist, and get them to validate your entry form. Turn your completed form in at the end of the day to SPARKLE Studio. Three random winners will be chosen for a gift certificate that can be spent with any of the participating studios.
Silent Auction: Various studios have donated items that will be used to raise money to install a large Walking Labyrinth on the Lowe Mill A&E grounds. You will be able to bid on items all day long on Witches Day. More information coming soon.
New Moon Ceremony: Join us for a New Moon Ceremony to help us focus on being still, honoring our ancestors, and setting intentions for the new moon cycle. This ceremony will not focus on any particular faith or religion and will be open and inclusive of everyone.
Witch Dance: Bring your broom and join us in the First Floor Connector for a chance to learn and do the infamous Witch Dance. Watch a video of the Witch Dance here. Time to be announced.
SPARKLE Studio FREE Events
Photo Op Selfie Spot: We’ll have our usual photo op backdrop setup ready for you to take selfies to post all over social media in celebration of Witches Day.
Witches Brew: We’ll be serving Witches Brew all day long in the studio. Come by and join us for a mug! Our version must be non-alcoholic as we don’t have a liquor license, but you’re welcome to doctor yours up with your own adult beverage.
Witch Gang Walkaround: Join us at 12:30 and/or 6:00 pm for a large group walk-around of Lowe Mill.
SPARKLE Studio Make and Take Activities
Want to get crafty? We’ll have several make and takes set up at various times throughout the day (times to be announced).
- Gemstone Intention Bracelets: Select the gemstone beads of your choice to focus on specific intentions of interest to you. $10 each
- Witchy Essential Oil Blends: Look through our recipes or create your own to make an essential oil blend in a 10 ml roller ball bottle. Coconut or olive oils available to use as your carrier oil. $10 each
- Gemstone Intention Bottles: Select your favorite gemstone chips to create your own intention bottle. $5 each
- Spell Bottles: Use a variety of herbs, essential oils, and gemstone chips to create one of a variety of spell bottles for prosperity, health, and more. Price TBD
- Intention Bath Salts: Details coming soon
What Do You Want?
Is there something else you’d like to see happening at Witches Day? Leave a comment below with as much detail as you can about what you want. We’ll see if we can make it happen!