Photo: Day of the Dead Oak Park

Day of the Dead Oak Park

by Día de los Muertos Oak Park

Back Event Nov 2 @ 5 pm

Join us for Day of the Dead in Historic Oak Park

Día de los Muertos is a traditional holiday for remembrance of deceased family and friends, as well as a celebration of life for the living. Take part in Oak Park’s annual observance of the holiday on November 2 at The Brickhouse Gallery and Art Complex. This free community gathering will include tributes, altars for the deceased, live traditional Mexican music, dance performances, food vendors, artists, free kids’ crafts and more.

Don’t miss the supporting events throughout the month of October, including:

1. Anthropology of Día de los Muertos lecture and film
Friday, Oct. 5, 2016 at The Guild Theater, 7-9pm

2. Calavera Paint and Sip with Patris and brief lecture by Claudio Cisneros Thursday, Oct. 11 at Patris Studio and Art Gallery, 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

3. Interactive Sugar Skull Workshop with Rob-O Sugar Skull Artist
Wednesday, Oct. 17 at Sacramento Food Bank, 5:30 p.m. -7 p.m.

4.Month-long altar installations during the month of October in businesses, using a self-guided tour map to promote arts, culture, and commerce in Oak Park.  

5. Día de los Muertos Oak Park – Nov 2nd culminating experience at Brickhouse Art Gallery with 36th Street closure bounded by Broadway on the south and will include 3rd Avenue on the north.

  • Community altars 
  • Mexican folk musicians and dance groups, food vendors, face painting, etc.
  • Traditional cemetery with serenading musicians, reproducing a more somber scene
  • Community altars in a more ludic street scene
  • Art dioramas/scenes representing the intersection of life and death
  • Street procession from Immaculate Conception to Brickhouse Art Gallery

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