Halloween Art and Travel

Halloween Art and Travel

This podcast connects artists and collectors of Halloween art. You will experience the stories and inspirations behind some of the best Halloween art being created today. You’ll hear from dedicated collectors who capture their dream pieces. You will add to your Halloween travel bucket list as we explore Halloween-centric destinations.

Recent Episodes

Jennie Hepler-Takens: Sculptor of Stories

Aug. 30, 2021

Have you ever realized that an art collection can have the same function as a library? All of the creations by doll artist Jennie Hepler-Takens are stories and her body of work is her book. Every doll Jennie creates tells a …

Lurena Williamson: Passion for Textiles and Textures

Aug. 13, 2021

Lurena Williamson of Tattered Moon is obsessed with resurrecting antiques and old fabrics into Halloween dolls. She’s an outsider artist with an edge of creepy. All of her designs are one-of-a-kind and created without patter…

Dennis Haynes: Halloween Renaissance Creative

July 30, 2021

A “Renaissance person” has many skills and areas of knowledge. This is an accurate description of Dennis Hayes – he collects vintage Halloween, creates whimsical art, and produces art shows.   His business name, Runamuck …

Guest: Dennis Haynes

JR Pepper: Professional Eccentric

July 13, 2021

Professional eccentric, JR Pepper, combines her love of art and bizarre history into her entertaining lectures and spooky photography. She majored in art history with a focus on female surrealists.  Today she is a Fellow and…

Guest: JR Pepper

Gravestone Girls: Cemetery Art and History Devotees

June 30, 2021

“Keeping our dead alive” is the passion of the devoted Gravestone Girls (GG). In this episode, we meet Brenda Sullivan, the founder of this New England-based crew.  Brenda, Maggie, and Melissa make history relevant through c…

Becky Kilimnik: Spooky by Design

June 13, 2021

Becky Kilimnik fell in love with spooky storytelling during her childhood in the mountains of Tennesse. Today, she expresses this passion in her art, design, and podcasting. Listen today to hear her behind-the-scenes experie…

About the Host

Kristen Stafford

Host and Halloweenist

Podcaster and passionate collector of one-of-a-kind Halloween art. Lover of history, travel, symbolism, and cemeteries, especially Victorian.