October 28, 2022 - November 12, 2022
Día de los Muertos returns to Art Center East!
Art Center East’s annual Día de los Muertos / Day of the Dead exhibit and community celebration will open with a community celebration on October 28, 2022. The exhibit features artworks created by K-12 students from throughout Union County inspired by Mexican folk-art traditions associated with Día de los Muertos. Join us for our family-friendly community celebration on October 28 at Art Center East and visit the exhibit through November 12. The exhibit and the community celebration are free!
The community altar (ofrenda) at ACE will be open to the public beginning October 28. We invite you to bring in a photo and/or a memento of a lost loved one starting October 28 at 12:00 pm. You’ll place these on the ofrenda to honor and celebrate your loved ones who have passed away. (Please plan to pick up your item(s) on November 10 or 11). Paper will be available for writing a message, or feel free to bring your own message. See the beautiful ofrenda with all its candles lit on Friday, October 28, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Visit the K-12 students’ Day of the Dead art exhibit and view the community altar (ofrenda) October 28 - November 12 during gallery hours: Wednesday-Friday 12:00-5:00 pm and Saturdays 10:00 am-2:00 pm. Gallery admission is always free.
Dinner for the Family
Purchase delicious tamales (chicken or vegetarian) prepared by La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant & Lounge in La Grande!
Tamales for sale only during Opening Reception: October 28 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Each box contains four tamales. Art kits and tamales are sold separately.
Teahouse Bakery in Cove
Sugar Skull Cookies from Teahouse Bakery
Each free youth Take & Make Art Kit will include two sugar skull cookies!
SAVE THE DATE!
- October 14 - October 27, 2022 | Pre-order Día de los Muertos Take & Make Art Kits (while supplies last)
- October 28, 2022 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm | Community Gathering & Opening Reception for Youth Art Exhibit
- November 1, 2022 from 8:00 - 9:00 pm | Candlelit Reflection
- November 2, 2022 from 7:00 - 8:00 pm | Candlelit Reflection
- October 28 - November 12, 2022 | Día de los Muertos Youth Art Exhibit Duration