The Oddities and Curiosities Expo Is Bringing the Weird and Wild to the Alario Center

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For the third year, The Oddities & Curiosities Expo will be bringing strange, unusual, creepy and interesting art and sights to the Alario Center, 2000 Signette Blvd. in Westwego, on June 26th. The event features local artists selling oddities that are sure to make your skin crawl (or at least make a good conversation piece).

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Founded by Michelle and Tony Cozzaglio, the expo travels all over the country, featuring various artists and vendors who sell taxidermy, preserved specimens, odd antiques, horror and Halloween merchandise, original artwork, animal and human skulls and bones, jewelry made from insects, clothing, antique medical equipment, vintage circus collectibles and much more.

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A Jackalope Taxidermy Class hosted by Heather Clark, owner of Sleeping Sirens Art & Oddities, will also be available for $210. All materials will be provided, including informational and instructional booklets. The class is held from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., with breaks included, and you will be able to take your taxidermy jackalope home with you, at the end of the class. 

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The event is family friendly, although the team encourages parents to use their discretion, and costumes are encouraged. Tickets for the event are $10 and kids 12 and under are admitted for free. Tickets must be purchased in advance and that can be done here.

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