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Dark Arts & Deadly Nightshade: November Art Shows & Exhibitions

For those whose taste in art runs more toward Richard Upton Pickman than Thomas Kinkade, here is a horrifying handful of gallery exhibitions you can attend during the month of November….

Opening November 12: MYTHIC
Dark Arts Emporium Reception Desk
Dark Arts Emporium Reception Desk

Dark Art Emporium
121 West 4th Street
Long Beach CA 90802

The Dark Art Emporium offers another eclectic mix of sinister surrealism from a variety of artists, along with their ongoing exhibits of fine art, skeletons, and taxidermy. The gallery space is quite impressive, and it is conveniently located at the back of the Fourth Horseman “apocalyptic” pizza parlor. So you can satisfy your artistic yearnings, then have great pizza and beer afterward. Opening on November 12, the Mythic exhibit is viewable during regular business hours, which are noon to 7pm on Friday and Saturday and noon to 5pm on Sunday.

Opening November 18: Deadly Nightshade
Sally adds Deadly Nightshade to the soup in The Nightmare Before Christmas.

SugarMynt Gallery
810 Meridian Avenue
South Pasadena, CA

SugarMynt launches Deadly Nightshade, an art show tribute to the work of Tim Burton, on Friday, November 18. Featuring decorations, photo ops, and works by dozens of local artists, the exhibit runs through New Year’s Eve during regular business hours (the gallery is currently closed during the setup period). Opening day runs from noon to 7pm. Admission is $10.

Ongoing: Lost Toys and Slasher Cinema
Mystic Museum '90s Slahsers
’90s Slahsers

The Mystic Museum
2815 W Magnolia Boulevard
3204 W Magnolia Boulevard
Burbank, 91505

Mystic Museum currently has two exhibitions at two different locations. The Lost Toys focuses on horror toys from the 1980s and 1990s, and typical for Mystic Museum, the display is loaded with photo opportunities. This exhibit is installed at the museum’s new location, which is at three blocks east and across the street from our the location. Hours are 11am to 7pm every day of the week. Admission is $16.

Meanwhile, Mystic Museum’s 90s Slashers exhibit remains on display at the main location (3204 W Magnolia Boulevard) until the end of the year.

Other ongoing horror-themed exhibits can be seen in The Dungeon of the Hollywood Museum at 1660 North Highland Avenue in Hollywood and at Icons of Darkness in Hollywood and Highland Mall at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard, also in Hollywood. Check out our coverage of the Dungeon of Doom here. and of Icons of Darkness here.

Steve Biodrowski, Administrator

A graduate of USC film school, Steve Biodrowski has worked as a film critic, journalist, and editor at Movieline, Premiere, Le Cinephage, The Dark Side., Cinefantastique magazine, Fandom.com, and Cinescape Online. He is currently Managing Editor of Cinefantastique Online and owner-operator of Hollywood Gothique.