Tuesday, November 17, 2015

MMoCA Holiday Art Fair

We love the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art's Holiday Art Fair. Sure, we'll be displaying our candles there this year for the first time, but our appreciation for the museum runs deeper than a sales opportunity.

We've both spent the majority of our professional careers helping artists. We've worked at two online art companies together helping artists market their work and share it with the world. We've dabbled in our own creations, including candles, and believe that art and the opportunity for all people to enjoy, contemplate, and interact with it--no matter how big or small--makes the world a better place. MMoCA provides Madison residents and visitors with a unique opportunity to experience the best in contemporary art.

Since 1901, the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art has provided free exhibitions and education programs for city residents and visitors. The museum provides an exhilarating setting for the presentation and conservation of modern and contemporary art. Programs like MMoCA Nights and Rooftop Cinema, special events like Design MMoCA and Hair Affair, and exhibitions featuring esteemed modern and contemporary artists, have made MMoCA a favorite downtown destination.

The Holiday Art Fair is particularly important because it helps ensure that everyone has access to great art. "Events like the Holiday Art Fair allow MMoCA to be an admission-free museum. With the funds raised at the fair, MMoCA can offer the Madison community free exhibitions and education programs that engage people in modern and contemporary art," says Annik Dupaty, Director of Events and Volunteers.

So we hope you'll come on down to the fair this weekend and check out the Reek Havoc booth, and support the 70+ artists and craftspeople who will have work there for purchase. But don't forget to check out the year-round offerings of MMoCA--it's a great place to experience art!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

2015 Holiday Happenings: MMoCA's Holiday Art Fair, Ale Asylum's Shop Hop

Feliz Naughty-dog! We've been busy making our eco-friendly soy candles for the 2015 holiday season, and can't wait to show them to you! 

Find us at one of these upcoming events where we're debuting some fun new candles just in time for the Holidaze (Dysfunctional Family Fumigator, anyone?), and will have plenty of our best selling Dog Fart Fixer and Cat Crap Corrective candles on-hand.

First up, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art's Holiday Art Fair. Friday, November 20th - Sunday, November 22nd. 227 State Street, Madison.

Then, if you're lucky you'll score a Kink(y) Cover-Up at Ale Asylum's Holiday Shop Hop! Saturday, December 5th from 1-5 pm in the upstairs lounge. No cover, $1 off pints. 2002 Pankratz St, Madison.

All purchases include a classy Reek Havoc gift bag for easy gift-giving.

BONUS: We love our pets, and $1 from each candle sold goes directly to our friends at Underdog Pet Rescue of Wisconsin.

Any questions? Feel free to reach us through our contact page. We hope to see you soon!

Amy and Jill
Reek Havoc

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Reek Havoc Tips: Safely burn and prolong the life of your candles

 Tips for safely prolonging the life of your candles

Burn Time
The first time you burn your Reek Havoc candle, allow it to burn for at least two hours, until the whole top is liquid with wax. This will help your candle burn more evenly the next time.

Trim the Wick
Each time before you burn your candle, trim the wick to 1/4 inch. Trimming the wick allows it to burn more slowly and evenly.

Realign the Wick
After blowing out your candle, re-center and straighten the wick.

Never leave a lit candle unattended. This could be a fire risk. Always place your candle on a level, heat resistant, non-flammable surface away from fabric or drapes. Choose an area free from drafts to avoid uneven burning.

Every Reek Havoc candle is individually made by hand using eco-friendly soy, sourced from U.S. Farmers.They are made to burn longer than most traditional candles, lasting from 30 to 36 hours with a proper burn.