46th Annual
Día de los Muertos Celebration Nov. 2


Since 1973, Self Help Graphics & Art has produced 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, a night of altars, an exhibition and much more! All events are free, all ages and take place at SHG, unless otherwise noted.

Join us in celebrating our 46th Annual Día de los Muertos celebration, Saturday November 2, 2019. You are invited to participate in the oldest Día de los Muertos celebration in the county, rooted in community, tradition and art-making. This year’s celebration is coming back home to our community art center, located in Boyle Heights. We are collaborating with Senator Maria Elena Durazo, Assemblymember Miguel Santiago, Supervisor Hilda Solis, Council District 14 and the Boyle Heights Community Market to create and Eastside Día de los Muertos block party for the City of Los Angeles.

Día de los muertos Celebration & Exhibition AT SHG
NOVEMBER 2, 4:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.


Día de los muertos EXHIBITION: Ancestral Lights
on view october 10 - november 27


kcet artbound SCREENING OF SHG Día de los muertos EPISODE
OCTOBER 23, 7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
rsvp for the screening and panel discussion here***


OCTOBER 26, 7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.



October 5, 12, 26, 2019
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Self Help Graphics & Art
1300 E. 1st St. LA, CA. 90033

October 19, 2019
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
4837 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90022

Every Saturday in October, Self Help Graphics offers free art workshops where participants will learn about and create traditional crafts to honor the dead. The workshops are free, for all ages and all materials are included. Information on specific workshops is forthcoming.

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October 10 - November 27, 2019
10 am - 6 pm
Location: Self Help Graphics & Art
1300 E. 1st St. LA, CA. 90033

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 opening reception for the exhibition is Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 7 - 9 pm.



Saturday, October 26, 2019
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Grand Park (Downtown LA)
200 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

SHG has partnered with Grand Park to expand the reach of this beautiful community altar night with more than 30 participating organizations and artists installing unique themed altars. Led by SHG Legacy Artist, Ofelia Esparza and the Esparza family, participants are invited to place their own offerings on a large community altar for display throughout our Día 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.


Saturday, November 2, 2019
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location: Self Help Graphics & Art
1300 E. 1st St. LA, CA. 90033

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, Workshops & Exhibition

Self Help Graphics & Art 1300 E. 1st St. LA, CA. 90033 (Boyle Heights)

Noche De Ofrenda
October 26, 2019 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Grand Park 200 N. Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012 (Downtown Los Angeles)


Our Annual Día de los Muertos Exhibition, Ancestral Lights, will be on view Thursday, October 10, 2019 - Wednesday, November 27, 2019.
Join us for the opening reception on Thursday, October 10th from 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

commemorative print

Purchase the Día de los Muertos Commemorative Print in our online shop.


Weapons of Mass Creation
Blanco y Negro
Danza Chicomecatl
The Linda Lindas
Mendez Marching Band and Color Guard  
Mariachi Jaguares and Folklorico de Mendez High School  


TButterflies and Hummingbirds
Dr. Rubin's
Farm Fresh To You
Kalli Arte
La Candelaria Candles
Lil' Libros
LunaSol Mexican Vintage
Mendez HS MUA Club
Nectar Azul
The Zombie Movement
Xti' Artisan
Post Era Coffee Roasters
& many more!

become a donor

Help us to continue to grow our Annual Día de los Muertos Celebration and keep it FREE-of-charge for all. Make a one-time or recurring donation to SHG today!

text to DONATE

Text “DOD2019” to 41444 to donate to SHG or become a recurring donor, all year, anytime.

Sponsor Día de los Muertos

Invest in community and LA’s cultural arts through our Día de los Muertos Celebration. Request a sponsorship deck at 323-881-6444 or info@selfhelpgraphics.com.


2019’s Día de los Muertos is generously supported by…




Ready to help? Volunteers are a crucial component to SHG's year-round programming, including Día de los Muertos season. We have multiple opportunities for volunteers to donate their time to the event.