Check Out the 2017 Park West Gallery Pumpkin Carving Contest

When Park West Gallery staff members carve pumpkins, they don’t settle for traditional shapes and patterns. Instead, they wonder things like, “How can we turn this gourd into a spaceship?”

Now in its fourth year, our annual Pumpkin Carving Contest contest challenges each department at Park West Gallery’s Southfield, Michigan headquarters to decorate pumpkins any way they see fit. From intricate Day of the Dead carvings to the lovable Snoopy, each department found a unique way to get into the Halloween spirit this year.

Scroll down to view each department’s entry—and learn who won!

 

1. Snoopy

A smiling Snoopy pumpkin, complete with a Woodstock carving, sits atop his red dog house.

 

2. Lobotomy

A frightful pumpkin showing off its brain power, literally.

 

3. Detroit

A carving of the Detroit skyline surrounded by Michigan sports logos and brands such as Vernors.

 

4. Michael Cheval

A pumpkin that pays homage to “Time to Be a Queen” by Absurdist artist Michael Cheval.

 

5. Space Exploration

This diorama shows a pumpkin spaceship landed on a planet inhabited by goofy alien gourds.

 

6. Pumpkin Pi

A play on words perfect for fall, complete with a can of whipped cream to drive the joke home.

 

7. Day of the Dead

An intricate carving reminiscent of elaborate Day of the Dead skulls.

 

8. M&M

This pumpkin melts in your mouth, not in your hand.

 

9. Witch

A colorful witch that cleverly makes use of a carrot and other vegetables.

 

10. Ghost

This pumpkin decided to dress up for Halloween as a ghost.

 

This year’s winner was the work of our Accounting Department (#5), followed closely by Merchandising (#3). Congratulations to the winners!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!  

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