The South End Open Market Is Winding Down with a Live Graffiti Party

#OffTheWall will happen at the same time as a huge Halloween block party.

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The last South End Open Market of the year is happening this weekend, but not without a grand sendoff. As it winds down on Sunday, there will be two celebrations to be had—the market’s annual Halloween party, and new this year, #OffTheWall.

The art celebration known as #OffTheWall is a giant live graffiti gallery. After a successful event in September, the graffiti party has invited internationally acclaimed artists to work their magic on temporary walls surrounding the market.

“Boston’s graffiti culture is thriving yet it has typically been seen as an underground form of public art. #OffTheWall brings together a group of local graffiti artists from different neighborhoods, cultures and backgrounds, and provides a highly visible platform for us to create,” said #OffTheWall cofounder and Artist for Humanity Rob Gibbs, in a statement.

During the same time as the graffiti party, the market’s annual Halloween block party will haunt the market. A “market of the living dolls” costume contest is scheduled to kick off with a Halloween pet parade at 12:30 p.m. The conjoined party will also offer pumpkin painting for children of all ages, and mimosas and craft brews for the older crowd. As always, food trucks and antique and artisan vendors will fill the lot at Ink Block.

#OffTheWall, Sunday, October 30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., South End Open Market at Ink Block, 375 Harrison Ave.,