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Dia de los Muertos Family Day and Opening

Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 01:00pm - 04:00pm
History Museum of Sonoma County
425 7th Streets
Santa Rosa, California 95401
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Contact: Cynthia Leung
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A fun activity for families or for grandparents to do with grandchildren! Learn about the festival of Dia de Muertos from exploring the exhibition. The exhibition is a visual feast that combines the traditional with the modern. This year features ofrendas and artwork by Peter Perez, Martín Zúñiga, Mario Uribe, Rubén Guzmán, and Liz Camino-Byers. Included in the exhibition will be juried artwork by 5th-12th students from the Memory Portrait competition. The artwork by Peter Perez includes the combined efforts of students from Community Action Partnership, ArtStart, and museum volunteers.


Decorate your own sugar skull and have your face painted for Día de Muertos. Bring a photo of a deceased loved one and make an offering to the community altar (optional, please use photocopies or digital printouts). Winners of the Museum's Memory Portrait Competition will be announced. Artist Peter Perez's coloring books will be for sale and Mr. Perez will be available to sign them.


Performers and special guests:


Aztec Dance Ohtli Yoliliztli

Bloco Novo

2018 Miss Sonoma County Tyler-Avery Lewis and 2018 Miss Sonoma County’s Outstanding Teen Pinkeo Phongsa will make an appearance.


Free event, no pre-registration needed. One sugar skull per person, please (while supplies last; recommended donation $5). Children must be accompanied by an adult.