Something wicked this way comes…
Monday, October 25, 2021
Lunch @ Noon ($40) / Supper @ 6:30 PM ($50)
2818 Frederick Avenue
St. Joseph, Missouri 64506
Attendees are invited to come in costume. There will be a costume contest and “best mask” award.
Tickets are available by calling the museum at (816) 233-7003 or online (see below).
What to Expect
Since 2016, the museum has hosted Witches Tea, an annual event celebrating the Halloween season.
Entertainment is central to the Witches Tea experience, and this year will feature psychic readings, magical performances, and specialty vendors in the “Boo-tique.” A gourmet meal is included in the ticket, and specialty cocktails will be available at the cash bar. Prizes will be awarded for “Best Costume” as well as a prize for “Best Mask.” Face masks are recommended for all participants in the museum while they are not eating or drinking.
Thank you to our sponsor, Nodaway Valley Bank!
How to Participate
Tickets for the 5th annual Witches Tea event at the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art are on sale now.
But wait, there’s more…
The Halloween festivities will continue at the museum the next day, on Tuesday, October 26 for another installment of the museum’s free-entry evening hours event. AKMA After Hours: Witches Brew Edition will take place from 5:00 to 9:00 pm and is free and open to the public. This event will feature kids activities and games, guided tours of the building, a cash bar with Halloween-themed cocktails, and a special “Witches Stew” dinner available for purchase.
Witches Tea: A History
Originally hosted at the Gothic Teahouse establishment in St. Joseph, museum volunteers brought the event to the museum in 2016 with the blessing of the event’s creator. Since then, Witches Tea has transformed from its original afternoon tea party format into a full day of entertainment. In 2020, Witches Tea was cancelled due to ongoing health concerns due to COVID-19. In 2021, Witches Tea will be transformed to allow for more spacing of guests, and a more individualized and intimate atmosphere for small groups.
Witches Tea promotes the AKMA’s mission to enrich the community by creating unique experiences, nurturing regional artists, and providing arts education. As the museum’s third largest fundraising event of the year, this event raises crucial funds for the AKMA’s operational budget, education programs, and community-centered free events.
Interested in becoming a sponsor? Check out our sponsorship opportunities for this safe and joyous community-centered event.
Special thanks to Kendy Scudder for the Witches Tea design.