.2019 Marks the 6th Year of the Festival of the Altars in Martinez
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 will be a nicho workshop at the Martinez Library on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 1p-4p. All materials will be provided to create your very own small altar. (We will have some beautiful cigar boxes.) Great family event!
Call for Artists: We also need Dia de los Muertos wall art for the Martinez Library exhibit that will begin October 5. If interested, please email Dorrie.
Anyone wishing to create a large altar for the big festival on Nov. 2, please see the application.
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.