Día de los Muertos Family Day

10/21/2018 from 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM PT

Join us for a fun day of activities for families! Learn about the festival of Día de Muertos from exploring our exhibition. The exhibition is a visual feast that combines the traditional with the modern. This year, we are featuring ofrendas and artwork by Peter Perez, Martín Zúñiga, Mario Uribe, Rubén Guzmán, Tracy Ferron, Vanina Doce-Mood and Liz Camino-Byers. Included in the exhibition will be juried artwork by 5th-12th grade students from our Memory Portrait Competition. The artwork by Peter Perez includes the combined efforts of students from Community Action Partnership, ArtStart, and museum volunteers, through the Youth+Art Summer Program, sponsored by Creative Sonoma.

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). Artist Peter Perez's coloring books will be for sale and Mr. Perez will be available to sign them. 

Food and beverages will be for sale beginning at 11:30am by Taqueria los Altos de Jalisco.


Thank you to our performers:

  • 1:30pm: Aztec Dance Ohtli Yoliliztli 
  • 2:40pm: Bloco Novo
  • 3:15pm: Ballet Folklorico de Petaluma
  • 4:00pm: Winners of the Museum's Memory Portrait Competition will be announced.
Thank you to special guests, 2018 Miss Sonoma County Tyler-Avery Lewis and 2018 Miss Sonoma County’s Outstanding Teen Pinkeo Phongsa will make an appearance.

Free event; pre-registration not required, but encouraged. One sugar skull per person, please (while supplies last; recommended donation $5). Children must be accompanied by an adult.
This event has been generously sponsored by an anonymous donor.

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