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Sunday, November 3 10am–2pm Dia de los Muertos alter

Dia de los Muertos

Join us for our 3rd annual celebration of Día de los Muertos / Day of the Dead. This holiday is a time to remember and celebrate loved ones who have passed on. We'll have many of the traditional elements to help you honor the departed, from altar making to sugar skull decorating and more.

Arts Activities 10am–2pm (or while supplies last) | Music 12:301:45pm

Art Making 10am–2pm

  • Altars / Ofrendas - Create your own altar to design and take home! Local artist Patricia Dominguez will provide altars and have decorative elements for purchase. Bring your own photos or objects to personalize the altars and make it special.
  • Sugar Skulls - Local artist Araceli Carrillo will guide participants in decorating sugar skulls or calaveras. These colorful skulls have become one of the most popular signifiers of Day of the Dead.
  • In honor of the harvest season, we will have free pumpkins to decorate and take home.


Workshops by National Museum of Mexican Art 10am–2pmDia de los Muertos puppets

The Education Department and Yollocalli Arts Reach of the National Museum of Mexican Art host biweekly art activities at the Maxwell Street Market. To celebrate the Day of the Dead, today's activities will include:

  • A Papel Picado workshop - create a beautiful and colorful tissue paper design.
  • A Community Ofrenda - add to our centerpiece altar anything that represents your loved ones, such as copies of photos or their favorite food or drink.
  • Selfie Stations - take a photo with colorful symbols of this holiday celebration.


Live music by Son Monarcas 12:30–1:45pmSon Monarcas

Son Monarcas is a Latin Folk Fusion ensemble led by Mercedes Inez Martinez and Irekani Ferreyra. Like that of the Monarch Butterfly, they take you on a musical migration from the USA to Latin America by fusing indie soul with traditional son & cumbia. Son Monarcas is comprised of musicians who are well-versed in the Afro-Mestizo genres of folk music from Latin America and blend the traditional with the contemporary by creating original arrangements of "son" while retaining the foundation of the traditional style. Their original compositions include influences of Cumbia, Samba, Jazz and Experimental music in English and Spanish.

Event is rain or shine. All art making while supplies last.


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