Marigold Mural Project – Friday October 28th through Saturday, November 1st, 2014
Dia de Los Muertos Celebration – Saturday November 1st and Sunday, November 2nd, 2014
Marigold Mural Project
Join in the creation of a third incredible public mural at Tlaquepaque to honor the loss of loved ones in your lives and connect with one another though art and public expression. All week the public is invited to paint on the mural. The murals from the last two years will be on display to give you some ideas and inspiration! This is a happy and colorful celebration where death takes on a lively, friendly expression. People participate because they love it, feel moved and because they feel it is important.
Dia de Los Muertos Celebration
Everyone is invited to return to Tlaquepaque on Friday and Saturday evening for the final celebration of Dia De Los Muertos. Music, food and beautiful altars will be on view starting at 4:30 p.m. – Watch fire dancers and visit our thematic face painting booth. Costumes are encouraged. Ofrenda or Offering, in the traditional Mexican celebration of Día de los Muertos, is created to remember the dead and to honor ancestors. A special spot in the home is customarily selected to put photographs, flowers, decorations, lit candles and the favorite food and drink of those who have passed away. This act of preparing an altar of offerings to the dead helps transform grief into acceptance.
In Arizona, the making of portable Ofrendas to be displayed for exhibition has become a form of contemporary cultural expression. Expand your knowledge of Día de los Muertos through the beauty and creativity of Ofrenda installations by joining us and making any personal offering for those special friends, family members or even special pets that might be missed.
These events are free to the public. For more information, visit Tlaq.com or call 928.282.4838