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¡VIVA LA VIDA! ALAC Dia de Los Muertos Festival in the Heart of Downtown Phoenix

The Arizona Latino Arts and Cultural Center (ALAC) is proud to announce the celebration of the ¡Viva La Vida! Día de Los Muertos Inaugural Festival on November 2, 2012 from 3p.m. – 10p.m.  A celebration that includes Art Exhibitions, Altars/Ofrendas and a community alter in La Galería 147 and a Fiesta outside on “Adams Street” in front of ALAC, between 1st and 2nd Streets.  The Festival is Free and Open to the Public.

ALAC’s Inaugural Día de Los Muertos Festival in the Heart of Downtown Phoenix will showcase beautifully created “Altars” and an “Art Exhibit” by local artists as well as an opening reception to Meet the Artists in La Galería 147. The tapestry of color, calacas, paper mache masks, and papel picado displays will adorn La Galería 147 and “Adams Street.”  Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase unique items to take home from La Tiendita at ALAC and from the Latino Mercado of Arts & Crafts in booths throughout the street.

Live art demonstrations, food, live entertainment, traditional music and dance by local performers, children’s activities and community “Altars,” will be installed to honor the loss of loved ones and to connect with one another through art and culture. The program also includes Phoenix City Councilman Michael Nowakowski, District 7, as he will present a formal “Welcome to our Community” and will present Awards for the Best Creative Altar, the Best Dressed Katrina and Katrin and the Best Dressed Calaca.

Be ready to soak in some culture with fun, family entertainment and don’t forget your costumes…It’s Free! Attendees will enjoy live entertainment by Maryvale Mariachi, South Mountain Baile Folklórico, Singer Cesar Chavez Duran, guitar-driven vocal duo – Dos Manos, ASU Theater “Bocon” and Guadalupe Yaqui Cultural Organization Dancers. You may also shop the many art and food booths located on “Adams Street.”

Inside ALAC Galeria 147, an art exhibit featuring: El Corazón de Aztlán: La Visita de Los Muertos curated by “Dia De Los Muertos” Master, Zarco Guerrero will showcase ALAC Artists: Lalo Cota, Mónica Crespo, Ángel Díaz and El Vaquero Muerto. In addition, ALAC artists are creating Altars/Ofrendas dedicated to “Veteranos” in honor of Veterans Day on November 11th. The artists featured include: Jose Benavides, Jim Covarrubias, Mónica Crespo, Ruben Galicia, José Andrés Girón, Ernesto Hernandez, Bob Numkema, Roman Reyes, Jose Rodriguez and Abel Ochoa.

A special acknowledgment to our sponsors and partners; Arizona Public Service, Fennemore Craig Attorneys, Latino Vibe, Jose Cuervo Tradicional, Adelante Public Affairs & Communications, One Care, Cesar Chavez Foundation, Ideaz media, Downtown Phoenix Partnerships and Phoenix Revitalization Center.



4 Comments on “¡VIVA LA VIDA! ALAC Dia de Los Muertos Festival in the Heart of Downtown Phoenix”

Celebrate life, honor the dead | Stage Mom Musings

October 28th, 2012 10:04 am

[...] Arizona Latino Arts and Cultural Center in downtown Phoenix presents its inaugural Dia de los Muertos festival Nov. 2 from 3-10pm. The event features art exhibits, live entertainment, ofrendas, a mercado and children’s activities. Free. [...]


November 2nd, 2012 10:29 am

Hola, quiero saber cual es el costo de la entrada para este
¡VIVA LA VIDA! ALAC Dia de Los Muertos Festival in the Heart of Downtown Phoenix
Gracias por que quisieramos asistir toda la familia.


November 2nd, 2012 12:24 pm

What is the parking situation for this event?


November 2nd, 2012 4:01 pm

 Pienso que es gratis.

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