Dia de los Muertos - 2018 Festival of Altars, sponsored by Martinez Arts Association and Artcelerator - fifth annual event!
Saturday Nov. 3, 2018, 12pm-5pm Main Street Plaza.
Main Street will be closed between Estudillo and Castro St.
Martinez is celebrating Dia de los Muertos Festival of the Altars on Saturday, November 3rd from noon to 5 pm at the Main Street Plaza. Through art, music and a display of community altars, the festival is a celebration of life honoring those who have passed away. Artists will be creating personal altars to share during the festival. For the third year in a row we are presenting Martha Gutierrez’s Baile Folklorico, a cultural dance representing the various regions of Mexico.
Visitors attending the festival are encouraged to dress in Dia de los Muertos motif and bring a photograph of loved ones who have passed away to place on community altars.
A variety of Dia de los Muertos events and workshops will be offered in Downtown Martinez throughout the month of October leading up to the main event on November 3rd.
Sep 30-Nov 10: Art Exhibition, Martinez Library, 740 Court St. Dia de los Muertos art exhibit. Free exhibit.
Sat. Oct. 13: Mexican Folk Art Workshop, 1-4pm: Martinez Library, 740 Court St. Learn to make small altars or “nichos” to honor your ancestors. Create papel picado or cut paper decorations and more! Free workshop.
Co-sponsored by Martinez Arts Association and Artcelerator.
Face painting sponsored by Citrus Salon.
ARTISTS: We invite you to participate by creating an altar to honor someone who has passed away. Please find guidelines on the application. Applications are due by October 25, 2018. Artists may also display and sell hand-made creations. There is a booth fee of $50, which is waived if you create an altar.
Sponsored by Artcelerator and Martinez Arts Association. Face painting sponsored by Citrus Salon.
See below for photos of the 2017 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.