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Día de Los Muertos Grows into Oak Park

Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) continues to grow in Sacramento with the announcement of Día de Los Muertos Oak Park. On November 2, community members will create a space for altares (tributes) made for family and other loved ones, dance performances, artist showcases, food vendors, kids’ arts and crafts, traditional Mexican music and much more, to come together at The Brickhouse Gallery and Art Complex.

Presented by a group of community members inspired to promote and maintain this Mexican tradition, Día de los Muertos Oak Park has set out to educate the public and promote arts and culture in the area through a series of lectures and workshops aimed to help build cultural awareness and provide a space for the Latino community to engage with their neighbors and share their culture.

Throughout the month of October, new and old members of the community have come together for interactive events, such as the “Calavera Paint and Sip,” while others have joined the conversation by going to the “Anthropology of Dia de Los Muertos,” a lecture presented by American River College Professor AnnMarie Beasley Cisneros.

During one of last year’s lectures, entitled “The Aesthetics and History of Sacramento’s Día de los Muertos,” Rudy Cuellar, a founding member of the Royal Chicano Air Force (RCAF), touched on the RCAF’s involvement at the Washington Neighborhood Center, where they operated for a while. Some of the RCAF art projects still adorn walls at Sacramento State, Southside Park, across the way from the downtown Macy’s and inside the tunnel from Macy’s to Old Sacramento. All pieces, a testament to the grand influence this event has on our local communities.

Here is a list of (mostly) free events to look forward to this week and next throughout Sacramento:

For more information on these events, visit dayofthedeadOP.com.

Día de los Muertos Oak Park 2016 - Rudy Cuellar
Día de Los Muertos Oak Park 2016 – Rudy Cuellar
Día de los Muertos Oak Park 2016 - Claudio Cisneros
Día de Los Muertos Oak Park 2016 – Claudio Cisneros
Día de los Muertos Oak Park 2016
Día de Los Muertos Oak Park 2016
Día de los Muertos Washington Center 2015
Día de Los Muertos Washington Center 2015
Día de los Muertos Washington Center 2015
Día de Los Muertos Washington Center 2015
Día de los Muertos Washington Center 2015
Día de Los Muertos Washington Center 2015
Día de los Muertos Sol Collective 2015
Día de Los Muertos Sol Collective 2015
Día de los Muertos Sol Collective 2015
Día de Los Muertos Sol Collective 2015
Día de los Muertos Sol Collective 2015
Día de Los Muertos Sol Collective 2015
Día de los Muertos Latino Center of Art and Culture 2015
Día de Los Muertos Latino Center of Art and Culture 2015
Día de los Muertos Latino Center of Art and Culture 2015
Día de Los Muertos Latino Center of Art and Culture 2015
Día de los Muertos Latino Center of Art and Culture 2015
Día de Los Muertos Latino Center of Art and Culture 2015

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