Holy Bones Festival tickets are on sale now! Join us Sat. October 16th from 3-10 pm in Ypsilanti! $6.66 Advance Ticket Price, $10 at the gate. 100% of ticket price directly benefits the restoration of the Ypsilanti Performance Space.

The Third Annual

Holy Bones
Festival

& Halloween Market

 Featuring

More Than

40

Local Artisans
& Tarot Readers

Food

Trucks

and Pop-Ups

Live

Music

Drag

Hour

the

Spirit

of Ypsi

Art Show + Auction
Introducing the

Funny Bones

Improv Comedy Show

Tickets

100% of Ticket Proceeds Benefit the Restoration of The YPSI

$6.66

Per Human Over
the Age of Thirteen

$10 at the Gate

Save 33% by ordering in advance!

Support The Ypsilanti Performance Space’s Restoration Project

The YPSI is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization
and flourishes with your generosity.

By attending Holy Bones, you’re helping to breathe life into a forthcoming center for celebration and revelry. The Ypsilanti Performance Space (The YPSI) is housed in a former church in Downtown Ypsilanti, Michigan. Renovations began in 2018, but the Covid-19 pandemic severely impacted the ability to continue the much needed work turning this historic building into Ypsi’s newest performance venue. The festival aims to raise funds to complete the remaining restoration projects and help fully open the doors to the public as soon as possible.

218 N. Adams Street | Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Live Music

From Local Artists, including

London
Beck

Kenyatta Rashon

Little
Traps

Kool Ade Kam

& Jacob Gibson

Presented by Fundamental Sound Co.

Drag Hour

Featuring

Zooey Gaychanel

Dottie
Monroe

Stevie
Phoenix

Nika
Fierce

Johnny
Rocket

Sophia
Von Stardust

Food Vendors

Include

Ma
Lou’s

 

Bobcat Bonnies

Fork in
Nigeria

Cheeky
Spices

Rocky’s
Road Brew

Holy Bones Vendors

Conjure Goddess

Conjure Goddess

My name is Tanet and I am the force behind THE CONJURE GODDESS. I have been a practicing Witch and Tarot reader for over 15+ years. I am a healer and a skilled intuitive. I use my gifts as a witch and tarot reader to create carefully crafted and positive intended items to empower, connect, and transform my clients!

It is my goal to help you become more spiritually aligned and grounded in your own craft! With the help of my guidance and items, I would like to help uplift, guide and cheer you on in the path of life you choose.

I live life based on the belief that you can manifest and have ANYTHING and EVERYTHING you’ve ever wanted and dreamed of. YOU CAN HAVE IT ALL… trust in me and my magic but more importantly BELIEVE in YOURSELF and your own DIVINE MAGIC!

I look forward to working with all of you!

With LOVE & LIGHT: ALWAYS; and sending BLESSINGS and POSITIVITY from the universe,

Tanet of THE CONJURE GODDESS

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Kia ix Arts

Kia ix Arts

“I believe art is magic alchemy, as I transform common elements and rituals into something beautiful that has intention. I like to capture beauty in everyday objects, and my inspiration comes from my Mexican/indigenous cultural roots; fluidity around different mediums allows me to communicate and express my heritage. My beautiful handmade pieces are perfect for your Altars, as meaningful gifts, or to use them as special decor for your home. Every piece is completely unique because of the detailed process and care that goes into creating it.” -Kia.

Original Mexican-inspired artwork. Mexican theme miniature paintings (demons, skulls, alebrijes (fantastic beasts). Ceramic skull planters (succulents and cacti) Mexican-inspired lapel pins (sugar skulls, dark themes, Mexican Bingo). Authentic handmade Sugar skulls. Repousse tin “Milagros” (flaming hearts). Copper wire air plant holders with semi-precious stones. Altar decor.

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Be Creative Studio

Be Creative Studio

Be Creative Studio is a black-owned business geared for innovative new ways to throw an art party. From virtual paint classes, traditional paint and wine experience, formal art lessons, to a free-flowing creative experience designed uniquely for you.

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Craft Whimsey

Craft Whimsey

KnitFeltBead! Fun with Wool, Silver and Beads, creating whimsical knit, felt, clay and jewelry gifts.

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So Chic Peach

So Chic Peach

So Chic Peach is a black-owned small business providing aromatic candles and other homemade goods at an affordable price.

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Flint Candle Co.

Flint Candle Co.

Flint Candle Co. specializes in hand poured soy candles, soy wax melts, and hand dipped incense made with unique scent blends designed to evoke nostalgia, inspire creativity, and summon peace. Everything is proudly made in Flint, MI by folks passionate about olfaction. Our Halloween scents are some of our absolute favorites (don’t tell the others), and we would plan to feature them at Holy Bones. Absinthe & Wormwood, Dearly Departed, Morticia, and Séance feature notes like funeral home flowers, grave dirt, dust, incense, and wormwood.

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The October Academy

The October Academy

The October Academy offers clothing, accessories, prints and more featuring horror and pop culture items created by Stephen Vincent. Images found on our products parody and pay homage to cult pop nostalgia.

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Chromatoform

Chromatoform

Dylan is a creator based in Ann Arbor, MI. His work primarily involves a mix of laser cutting and engraving and more traditional woodworking/handcrafting techniques. Since starting Chromatoform in 2016, he has strived to push the limits of what laser cutting can achieve.

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Hand Snack

Hand Snack

Kayla is the creator of HandSnack, a shop for handmade clay accessories with some seriously nostalgic vibes. Her personal style is 80s PBS kids show, and channels that into her work. Find her jewelry and more at Stardust Ypsi and on Etsy.

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Maid In Detroit

Maid In Detroit

From the Artist: “I always knew I wanted to sell my creations after graduating college with my art degree, however, the pandemic gave me the push I needed to start my brand and my shop. The name is thanks to my dad, which is a play on Made in Detroit. He thought a maiden in Detroit was a cool way to say that all the art was created here and it stuck!

My goal is share all things that inspire me such as movies, my favorite quotes, foods etc with the world, and get people to say “That’s from Detroit?” Detroit is full of magic and hopefully I can get you see that too!”

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Subversive Image

Subversive Image

Meet Jeff of Subversive Image! His designs are inspired by mythology, the occult, and underground culture. Jeff prints on anything he can get my hands on using traditional block printing and screen printing.

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Support the T

Support the T

Liam makes queer positive hand printed t-shirts, buttons, stickers, and more. Pride merch that goes beyond rainbows and pride flags.

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Ken MacGregor

Ken MacGregor

From the author: ”
I write mostly fiction, though I do the occasional article as well. Most of that is dark, Speculative Fiction, primarily horror. I also write fantasy, SF, slipstream, magical realism, and even children’s stories. I even offer the chance for you to be featured in an original story where I do terrible, fatal things to you: it’s called Killed by Ken, and it’s only $35.”

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GrixDolls

GrixDolls

Lisa Grix hand crafts one-of-a-kind mixed media dolls, made from repurposed and upcycled products

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Sage River Design

Sage River Design

Handmade gemstone jewelry with copper and stainless steel. Shanna wire wraps and texturizes copper for one-of-a-kind designs. Her style tends to be simple yet bohemian designs using quality yet affordable gems.

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Infinite Glow Candle Co.

Infinite Glow Candle Co.

The weight and feel. The hiss and snap as the wick ignites. The flicker of the flame. The opening notes of fragrance on the air as the wax warms and melts.

These are a few aspects of the candle that prompted Keonna Rutley to found Infinite Glow Candle Co. in the spring of 2020.

Candles from IGCC are 100% soy based, which not only extends the enjoyment of your candle 30% to 50% longer, but also burns free of toxins, carcinogens and other pollutants— unlike petroleum based paraffin candles.

Hand-poured with care and intentional positivity, IGCC offers a range of scents to bring comfort, peace, and a spark of joy to wherever you are.

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Doowarrt

Doowarrt

*Screams, Dreams, & Wolverines!*
Custom shirts, patches, prints & more for the modern human animal!

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Fine Objects

Fine Objects

Fine Objects is brought to you by Ypsilanti artist Eric Fine. He crafts custom 3D-printed objects, and is known for his variety of items related to the Ypsilanti Water Tower.

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Earthenwood Studio

Earthenwood Studio

Earthenwood Studio’s Melanie Brooks creates quirky, hand-drawn illustrations in her Hazel Park, Michigan home studio. Original illustrations crafted in ink, marker, and mixed media are transformed into collectible stickers and prints. A variety of creatures from folklore, spooky halloween imagery, light-hearted esoteric designs, and colorful nature studies make up the subject matter for Earthenwood’s artworks.

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Creepy Kawaii

Creepy Kawaii

Creepy cute plush dolls, dark illustrations, tarot, enamel pins, stickers, and more!

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Bongo Laserworks

Bongo Laserworks

Bongo Laserworks creates unique work that captures the beauty of futurism and fantasy in a unique layered, hand painted, laser engraved artwork, pins, and more. Each piece is inspired by biology, anatomy, science as well as cryptids, spirituality, and the paranormal and guaranteed to capture your imagination.

Every piece is conceptualized, illustrated digitally, and is produced into laser engraved and cut wood, stone, agate, and acrylic pieces. I own and operate a 50 watt laser to produce all of the work in my studio. The pieces are painted, assembled, and sealed by hand. I use locally sourced and recycled materials when they are available.

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RuvellKhaosArt

RuvellKhaosArt

Ruvell Saylon is a visual artist working in a plethora of mediums, including tattoo, watercolor, acrylics, pen and ink, marker, and more.
His art is often on the darker side, with depth in meaning, often depicting the subject matter of ancient culture or cult themes. Ruvell is known for the deep symbolism and extreme detail of his work.

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Amanda May

Amanda May

Local artist and printmaker Amanda May Moore brings us her unique selection of items and apparel created via block printing, screen printing, and letterpress.

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The Month of May Jewelry

The Month of May Jewelry

From Anastassia Fulmer, Owner: “My ceramic jewelry is rooted in my background of ink illustration, printmaking, and ceramics. I use a process of hand painting and layering colored slip onto a plaster slab. When the slip dries to a leather-hard clay I remove it from the plaster and either leave it as is or illustrate more with underglazes. I have also created small molds of vintage beads and pieces my grandmother made, which I made more components for my jewelry from. This mold making technique is referred to as making sprigs or using a sprig mold. I typically use a process of once firing.

I feel jewelry can be a powerful accessory and the energy that is put into creating it can be absorbed by the person wearing it. With that philosophy in mind when I use imagery in a piece I’m painting symbols of protection and empowerment. From evil eyes and hamsa to nude women of various body shapes I look to give the wearer a sense of power and confidence from the item being worn. I also love being able to experiment with different techniques for creating these pieces and creating interesting abstract pieces from those experiments.

I received my Bachelors of Fine Art from The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. My studio is in Grass Lake, MI.”

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Higher Ground Wire

Higher Ground Wire

Higher Ground Wire is a wire wrap and lapidary artist! Emma makes intention-based crystal pendants from rough material, works with sterling silver and oxidized copper as well as a plethora of stones focusing on their healing properties . Higher Ground Wire specializes in multi-stone pendants, earrings and smoking accessories.

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Clever Creations by Amy

Clever Creations by Amy

Amy creates whimsical fairy garden (and Scary Garden) pieces for outdoor yard display or indoor plants. Each is hand-sculpted by amy with colorful polymer clay. Amy also makes gnomes and fairy babies in a multitude of skin tones.

Halloween display will include many dragon eggs, mini spooky themed vignettes, glow-in-the-dark ghosts, pumpkins and mini tombstones.

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VaVa Doom

VaVa Doom

VaVa Doom crafts original paintings and illustrations, inspired by film, history, camp/kitsch, occultism, and true crime. “I love all things weird and I make art for other weirdos like me.”

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Haylie Mousseau

Haylie Mousseau

Haylie Mousseau is a local painter and mural artist. We’re thrilled to bring her whimsical work to Holy Bones!

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Professor Pemberton’s Wands

Professor Pemberton’s Wands

Professor Pemberton was born in Michigan to a NoMaj/Muggle family. He attended Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and upon graduation, he began his following a lifetime dream of becoming a wandmaker. Professor Pemberton traveled overseas to study with some of the great wandmaking houses of Europe, including the world-famous Ollivanders. Upon returning to the US he worked with the four largest wandmakers here in the states, Wolfe, Jonker, Quintana, and Beauvais. After years of study Professor Pemberton decided to open his own wand-making shop. Upon opening he became MACUSA certified to issue wand permits, just one of the ways he became a full service wand maker.

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Future Yarns

Future Yarns

Future Yarns, from the mind of local artist Karen von Kluge, offers a wide selection of knitted and crocheted items… such as bags, plant holders, apparel, accessories, and more!

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Gingerly Made

Gingerly Made

Meet Gingerly Made. Lady Illustrator working out of the Detroit area and keeping it weird (and awkward, probably a little awkward).
Everything is thought up, painted, stitched, hand drawn, scanned, colour corrected, and formatted for printing by local artist Leslie Gauthier. All work is original out of the brain of a ginger that really likes men, nerdy things, awesome women and food…if that’s not too obvious. Stay weird out there folks.

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Made Possible By...

Here are the Holy Bones Sponsors, Partners, and Team Members that have made this year's event come to life:

Presenting Sponsor:

224 1/2 W. Michigan Ave | Ypsilanti, MI 48197

SUPPORT LOCAL ARTISTS! Stardust Ypsi is a mini marketplace in downtown Ypsilanti featuring art, gifts, and wearables from local artists based in Ypsi and the surrounding area! 

Presenting Sponsor:

36 N Washington St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

The Holy Bones Planning Team:

Holly Schoenfield

Principal

Jake Maltby

Music & Food Coordinator

Dannielle Murphy

Spirit of Ypsi Art Show Coordinator

Kayla Pennoyer

Improv Show Coordinator

Dylan Anderson

Improv & Art Show Team Member

Sophia Von Stardust

Drag Show Coordinator

 

 

Sponsors

Community Partners

Promotional Partners

Twisted Things
Evenstar’s Chalice
World of Rocks
A2 Vintage
Salt City Antiques
Tap Room
Thimbleberry

Red Rock Barbecue
The Rocket
Stone and Spoon
Herbal Solutions
Unicorn Supply Co.
24th Cheesecakerie
Ypsi Cocktail Club
Sidetrack

Ace Hardware
Brick and Mortar
Ambient Antiques
Apple Annie's
Aubree’s
Depot Town tattoo
Maiz

What is Holy Bones All About?

Our mission is to craft an immersive experience for creative souls from all walks of life, death, and everything in between. 

Holy Bones is An annual festival and fundraiser in Ypsilanti, MI, held in October each year, featuring local artisans, performers, food, and more.

Helping to breathe life into a former church in Downtown Ypsilanti, Michigan.

In April 2018, renovations began on the former First Congregational United Church of Christ. Our vision to create a welcoming music, wedding and cultural space was underway. The Ypsilanti Performance Space (The YPSI) is a forthcoming center for celebration and revelry. Upon completion, the building will boast nearly 20,000 square feet of flexible space and offer high-quality performances, enriching programs and a non-denominational wedding ceremony and reception hall. Everyone is welcome at The YPSI and we hope you will join us when we open our doors. The YPSI is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and flourishes with your generosity.

    The Ypsilanti
    Performance Space, Inc.

    218 N. Adams Street
    Ypsilanti, MI 48197

    Phone: (734) 252-YPSI (9774)
    Email: info@ypsi.org