Opening reception for Macabre: An Eerie Art Exhibition featuring 25 artists will be 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 17 at Space 237, 237 North Michigan St. It celebrates the inexplicable and the unexplained, shadows and harvest. The reception with artists in the 19th-century building will also feature belly dance, contemporary rock music by Turophile, tarot card readings by Theodora, representatives of the Toledo Paranormal Research Society, refreshments, and a Secret Installation by the resident artists of work that can be touched but not seen. Information: 419-255-5117 and www.space237.com.
Painting, Poetry, and Passion, a free workshop for artists, writers, musicians, and storytellers, will be 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 18 in the Maumee Library's Community Room. Participants can explore their creativity through art, writing, and each other in this session led by Harley King. Sponsor is Prizm Creative Community. Registration: Bob Krohn at 419-872-0019 or Harley King at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A collection of eight paintings by Toledoan Nicol A. Kostic, dubbed Elegies to the New York 18, is at Highland Meadows Country Club in Sylvania. Kostic paints in the abstract expressionism style. Information: 419-870-1054.
Evening art classes will be offered at Coffee Amici, 328 Main St. in Findlay on various topics, including storybook bracelets (led by Martina Wedge, four Mondays beginning Oct. 13), pen and ink drawing (led by Phil Sugden, Tuesdays beginning Oct. 21), charcoal and graphite drawing (led by Jim Fultz, Thursdays beginning Oct. 16). Contact Tamera Rooney at 419-722-7810 or redtornadopro.com.
Artwalk 2008 in Ann Arbor will be 5 to 10 p.m. Oct. 17 and noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 18. Information: annarborartwalk.com.