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Celebrate Halloween in downtown Harlan with art, music

The Harlan County Arts Council has announced that while its annual Halloween celebration — Pumpkin Square — will not take place this year, there will still be Halloween art, music and fun in downtown Harlan.

An art exhibit titled “Gallery of Ghouls” will open on Halloween at the Harlan Center with a spooky spread of food and music by local band Mandela.

The art exhibit will open at 3 p.m. in conjunction with Trick-Or-Treat On Main and will remain open all through the evening.

The arts council will also be handing out candy and some members will be doing a coat drive. For every coat donated, you will receive a free cupcake.

Fun continues throughout the evening at the Harlan Center with “Beats & Treats.” The art exhibit reception with spooky food begins at 8 p.m. along with an outdoor concert by local rock group Mandela.

Harlan Tourism is teaming up with the arts council to organize the event, and will have bales of straw laid out at the center square for people to sit upon and watch the concert, along with hot apple cider for the chilly evening.

The entire evening is free to the public.

For more information about the “Gallery of Ghouls” art exhibit and the evening’s entertainment, “Beats & Treats,” contact Harlan County Arts Council President Jennifer McDaniels at 606-573-4223.