Dia de los Muertos Celebration/First Friday Art Walk
posted by: Amber Johnson
Blocks 3-11th on Santa Fe Blvd
The Art District on Santa Fe (ADSF) is proud to introduce a Día de los Muertos celebration coinciding with the First Friday Art Walk on Friday, November 1 as part of Denver Arts Week.
The event is a collaboration between ADSF, Consulado General de México en Denver, Museo De Las Americas, Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center, Colorado Ballet, CHAC Gallery-Denver, Univision Colorado, and more!
On Friday, November 1, in addition to traditional First Friday Art Walk activities—with late-night access to hundreds of artists and exhibits among the galleries on Santa Fe Drive—there will also be Calavera face painting stations and community altars positioned throughout the district between CHAC Gallery and the Colorado Ballet. There will also be special performances at a variety of the large cultural institutions along the corridor.
A photo memorial honoring those who have passed will be displayed publicly outside of Grace Gallery Fine Art.
The public is also invited to take part in a community procession on Friday, November 1. The procession will begin at the corner of 9th and Galapago at 7 p.m. The walking route will continue north to 11th Avenue, head west to Santa Fe Drive, then south on Santa Fe Drive, ending at Museo de las Americas. The procession will end at the back patio of Museo de las Americas, where there will be a communal altar. Also at Museo, a Catrinas y Catrines costume contest will be held along with a closing celebration.