Festival del Dia de los Muertos
Day of the Dead Festival
Thursday, November 1, 5 – 9 PM
The Living Arts & Science Center’s 6th annual Day of the Dead celebration presents the rich visual, musical, dance and culinary traditions of this holiday that is celebrated joyously in Mexico and in other cultures of the world. Though traditions vary in different countries and regions, Day of the Dead is a time to remember friends and family members and to use humor in a colorful defiance of death..
The Day of the Dead Festival features traditional Mexican musicians and dancers and a beautiful candlelight parade from the LASC to the Old Episcopal Burying Ground at 3rd Street and Elm Tree Lane. This year, the parade will showcase masks, banners and costumes created by community members in community art workshops at the LASC. In the cemetery guests will view an exciting exhibition of altars created by local artists and community members.
The LASC’s art gallery will present Danse Macabre, a new body of work by artist Robert Morgan. In this exhibit, Morgan’s work draws from many cultures to show humans struggling with and being tricked by death. His stories are told through art and with a great sense of humor.
A participatory event, the LASC’s festival also invites children and adults to work with artists to create and take home traditional Day of the Dead crafts such as sugar skulls, papel picado, tin ornaments, and more!
The Living Arts & Science Center appreciates the many community partnerships that contribute to this event including the Salsa Center Dance Studio, Christ Church Cathedral and the Old Episcopal Burying Ground.
Altars created by: Christine Kuhn, Laura Prather: Scott County High School. Augustin Zarate, Adan Utrera, Amanda Garcia, Jacobo and Janice Aragon, Anne Allen: Sayre School