.2019 ... the 6th Year of the Festival of the Altars in Martinez
Sponsored by the Martinez Arts Association
Through art, music and a display of community altars, the festival is a celebration of life honoring those who have passed away. Artists create personal altars to share during the festival.
There was a nicho (small altar) workshop at the Martinez Library on Saturday, Oct. 26.
Photos from the 2019 celebration!
Dia de los Muertos - 2018 Festival of Altars, sponsored by Martinez Arts Association and Artcelerator - fifth annual event!
Martinez celebrated Dia de los Muertos Festival of the Altars on Saturday, November 3rd. Through art, music and a display of community altars, the festival is a celebration of life honoring those who have passed away. Artists created personal altars to share during the festival. For the third year in a row we presented Martha Gutierrez’s Baile Folklorico, a cultural dance representing the various regions of Mexico. The crowd also enjoyed the Aztec dancer group for the second year in a row.
Many visitors to the event dressed in traditional Dia de los Muertos motif and brought photographs of loved ones who have passed away to place on community altars.
Co-sponsored by Martinez Arts Association and Artcelerator.
Face painting sponsored by Citrus Salon.
We hope to have even more community participation next year, with many more altars.
See below for photos and video of the 2018 event.
Images below are from the 2017 Dia de los Muertos event.
2016: Martinez celebrated the third Annual Dia de los Muertos Festival at the Main Street Plaza on Saturday, Oct. 29th, from 2-8 pm.