12:00 pm - 05:00 pm
Main Street Plaza Martinez, CA
Martinez, CA, United States
Martinez is celebrating Dia de los Muertos with our fifth annual Festival of the Altars on Saturday, November 3rd from noon to 5pm at the Main Street Plaza. Through art, music and a display of community altars, the festival is a celebration of life honoring those who have passed away. Artists will be creating personal altars to share during the festival. For the third year in a row we are presenting Martha Gutierrez’s Baile Folklorico, a cultural dance representing the various regions of Mexico.
Visitors attending the festival are encouraged to dress in Dia de los Muertos motif and bring a photograph of loved ones who have passed away to place on community altars.
A variety of Dia de los Muertos events and workshops will be offered in Downtown Martinez throughout the month of October leading up to the main event on November 3rd.
Sep 30-Nov 10: Art Exhibition, Martinez Library, 740 Court St. Dia de los Muertos art exhibit. Free exhibit.
Sat. Oct. 13: Mexican Folk Art Workshop, 1-4pm Martinez Library, 740 Court St. Learn to make small altars or “nichos” to honor your ancestors. Create papel picado or cut paper decorations and more! Free workshop.
Co-sponsored by Martinez Arts Association and Artcelerator. Face painting sponsored by Citrus Salon.
For more information please visit www.martinezarts.org. An application can be found there for artists who wish to participate and build an altar. Also follow the event @DiaDeLosMuertosMartinez on Facebook.