46th annual Día de los Muertos celebration & exhibition
CELEBRATION SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2019
come for the art, Altars, live performances, our latinx muertito marketplace, family-friendly Workshops & Facepainting!
Since 1973, Self Help Graphics & Art (SHG) has led one of the most renown Día de los Muertos cultural events in Los Angeles — noted as one of the oldest Day of the Dead public commemorations in the nation! Our unique program provides the community with a season of activities throughout the Fall that include workshops and an exhibition.
FREE COMMUNITY ART WORKSHOPS
Every Saturday in October 2019, 12- 3 pm Location: Self Help Graphics
Every Saturday in October, Self Help Graphics offers free art workshops where participants will learn about and create traditional crafts to honor the dead. Each Saturday afternoon are fun & filled with tradición alongside old and new friends. The workshops are free, for all ages and all materials are included. Information on specific workshops is forthcoming.
COMMEMORATIVE PRINT & EXHIBITION
Saturday, October 5, 2019 Location: Self Help Graphics
A day of art workshops concludes with the construction of a large community altar at Self Help Graphics & Art’s Noche de Ofrenda at Grand Park. Over the past three years, SHG has partnered with Grand Park to expand the reach of this beautiful community altar night with over 40 plus organizations, partners and artists installing unique altars. Led by premier altar-maker and community resident, Ofelia Esparza, participants are invited to place their newly created offerings or to bring objects from home together in creating a community altar for display throughout our Dia de los Muertos festivities. This inspirational and important art of traditional altar making serves as a way for the community to contribute their memories with special tokens of remembrance. Poetry readings, Pan de Muerto, and Xocolatl are also part of this special evening.
NOCHE DE OFRENDA
Saturday, October 26, 2019, 6- 10 pm Location: Grand Park 200 N. Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012
Every year SHG invites an artist to create a limited edition serigraph to commemorate the year’s Dia de los Muertos Celebration, and to curate a group exhibition based on that year’s theme. The exhibition inaugurates on or near November 2nd.
Saturday, November 2, 2019, 5- 10 pm Location: Self Help Graphics
On or near November 2nd, participants take part in a public procession alongside life-size Calaveras, carrying personal and family items that are carried and offered to the deceased at a large Community Altar. The procession and traditional blessing kick off a festive celebration with arts, crafts and food vendors, musical performances, face painting, and children’s art workshops. Over 10,000 guests enjoy this community gathering that celebrates community, life, and death.
Día de los Muertos Celebration
Self Help Graphics & Art 1300 E. 1st St. LA, CA. 90033 (Boyle Heights)
Noche De Ofrenda
Grand Park 200 N. Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012 (Downtown Los Angeles)
Our Annual Día de los Muertos Exhibition will be on view Thursday, October 10, 2019 - Wednesday, November 27, 2019.
Opening reception will be held at SHG on Thursday, October 10th from 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM. More information to be announced soon!
To be announced!
FEATURED LOCAL FOOD, ARTS & CRAFTS VENDORS
To be announced!
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thank you to our DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS 2018 sponsors!
Previous Día de los Muertos Exhibtions
Click below to see our Dia de los Muertos exhibitions from previous years.