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OMA Presents Art After Dark: Come As You Aren't


  • WHEN Friday, October 26, 2012 at 7 p.m.
  • WHERE Oceanside Museum of Art, 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA
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  • AGES 21+
  • COST $20 - $30

Inspired by the exhibition "YOU: Investigating Identity," guests are invited to spend an evening dressed as their own altered identities at Art After Dark: Come As You Aren’t.

Enjoy DJ Danny Massure along with a special performance by The Creepy Creeps, a haunted staircase engineered by David Ghilarducci, a display of movie props and drawings by Neville Page, live art by Mark Richmond and Michael Summers, ZBrush creature projections by artist Paul Davies, body painting demonstrations by Adam Murillo and David Lasher’s furniture lounge.

Arrive in your best alter ego for a chance to win individual or group costume prizes awarded by MC Sacita Duffy. No costume? Then transform yourself on-site with the help of body painter Sean Selfridge and the New Village Arts Foundry by designing a mixed media mask and participate in the haunted lanterns project.

Experience a special tribute performance to "A Nightmare Before Christmas" by the Fred Astaire Dance Studio surrounded by décor provided by Eternal Hills Memorial Park Mortuary and Crematorium, Oderlesseye Productions and Oceanside Florist.

Enjoy complimentary elixirs by CUBA Beverage Company, Magners Cider, Latitude 33 craft beer with help from Tap That services and BevMo specialty wines. Light appetizers and sweets provided by The Sushi Bus Catering, Breakfast Club Diner California and Lush Coffee & Tea. Food for purchase, with proceeds to benefit OMA, will be provided by Epic Eatz.

Tickets are $20 for OMA members or $30 for nonmembers. Visit or call (760) 435-3721 for reservations, or get your tickets at the door the night of the event. OMA invites guests 21+ to attend Art After Dark. This event sells out quickly. Reservations are recommended.

OMA currently holds four Art After Dark events a year, each inspired by a different theme that often relates to the museum’s exhibitions. Recent events have grown exponentially, with attendance reaching over 700 patrons.

Art After Dark is a program designed to attract an array of audiences interested in broadening their understanding and appreciation of art. This entertaining “art party” provides members and new visitors with a sensational evening intended to support the museum’s dynamic exhibitions and events. Creatively charged with live music, performance, interactive stations, stunning thematic art, and delectable food and beverages, guests enjoy an artistic sensory overload.

In addition, guests will have the opportunity to view five art exhibitions during the Art After Dark event on Friday, Oct. 26: "Facing West / Looking East," "Quilt National," "Fiber Dialogues," "Neville Page: Character and Creature Designs" and "You: Investigating Identity."

This program is made possible by the James Irvine Foundation & Beach Terrace Inn.

The museum is open Tuesday to Saturday 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday 1 to 4 pm. Free admission every Tuesday in 2012 and the first Sunday of every month. General admission is $8, $5 for seniors and free for students and military. For more information call 760.435.3720 or visit

The museum is located at 704 Pier View Way in downtown Oceanside, California within walking distance from the Oceanside transit center with Amtrak, Coaster, Sprinter and Metrolink stops. Google Map

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending. Check local COVID-19 restrictions and updates.

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