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Dia de Los Muertos: Community Ofrenda, Art Exhibit, and Mural
November 2 - November 14
Dia de Los Muertos / Day of the Dead is the result of a fusion between the Catholic All Souls’ Day and pre-Columbian indigenous traditions of Mexico. Combining folk art, vibrant colors, music, food and community with a focus on the importance of family, Dia de Los Muertos is an opportunity for meaningful reflection and celebration through various artistic mediums.
This November, ACE will feature an exhibit of Dia de Los Muertos inspired art created by local students, a mural designed by Damian Garcia and painted by community members in an Oct 27-Nov 1 workshop, and a community ofrenda (altar) in our Main Gallery. In the two days preceding Dia de Los Muertos (Oct 31 & Nov 1), join ACE in creating our community ofrenda, or altar, where you are invited to bring a photo of a departed loved one along with other traditional offerings, such as calaveras (sugar skulls), food items, and more. Learn how to make calaveras in an Oct 26 class!
Help us honor community – past and present – with a Dia de Los Muertos celebration on Friday, Nov 2. Event details to come in early October: expect a family-friendly evening of art, food, and music. Join us to learn about this special holiday, recognized by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage, whether it is your first Dia de Los Muertos or one of many.
Registration cancellations & transfers must be made through Art Center East at (541) 624-2800 48 hours or more before the class start time. We cannot issue refunds or transfers for cancellations received after the 48-hour cutoff. Exceptions will be considered for medical or family emergencies. ACE will honor a refund, minus a $10 administration fee when the cancellation is made 48 hours or more before class start date. When a class is canceled due to low enrollment, we will issue a refund for all registration fees. ACE will contact you in the event of a cancellation.