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Burn The Witch: The History

What is Burn The Witch:   Burn The Witch is an annual all-female artist show held in Bakersfield, Ca. Founded by local artist, Jen Raven, this is the show’s 4th year. Originally held at The Empty Space theatre & gallery on Oak Street.

A Little History:  One year I decided to help promote the very unknown, very underground arts show  called Burn The Witch trhough my blog.

I started this thing called a “Twinkielicious Field Trip.”

Basically, I’d use my blog to invite other bloggers/readers to join me at certain art shows.  I’d bribe them with goody bags that Matt from Bakotopia.com and Bakotopia Magazine would hook me up with. A bunch of T-shirts, CD’s and other bakotopia.com booty.

A Twinkielicious Field Trip to a Bakersfield production of Hair

A Twinkielicious Field Trip to a Bakersfield production of Hair

I always got a good response and had a lot of fun. We were a fun group! I’d buy witches hats and we’d wear them to the show even though the show really had nothing to do WITH witches.

A Twinkielicious Field Trip to Burn The Witch

A Twinkielicious Field Trip to Burn The Witch

It was more of a metaphor about how strong independent women have been treated in the past and so it was their way to poke fun at that. At least that’s what it used to be. This year it meant way more than that. This year a group of people that were offended by the name and some of the art decided to Burn. THE. Witch.

Or at least vandalize it. CLICK HERE TO READ ABOUT HOW THE BURN THE WITCH ART SHOW WAS VANDALIZED BEFORE THE OPENING.

Regardless, the show must go on right? And in true strong women form, they rallied it up and got past it and they got on with their show. The next few blogs are going to be featuring these strong women and hopefully get you a little insight about them and then maybe? Just maybe… you’ll want to go check out the HOTTEST SHOW IN BAKERSFIELD right now!

This year’s celebration of female creativity will be held at “Metro Special Events at Westchester” 2801 F Street, Bakersfield. 

 

-Opening Reception (YOU MISSED IT): October 17 from three to seven pm; five dollars at the door:  Food, wine, live entertainment! 
-Closing Reception: Halloween Party October 31; from three to seven pm; five dollars at the door:  Food, wine, live entertainment, games, costume contest, and an art raffle to benefit BECA, and The Alliance Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault.

This is an art piece that I bought at last year's Burn The Witch

This is an art piece that I bought at last year's Burn The Witch