Dia de los Muertos
Festival and Art Walk
A Cultural Celebration of Life & the Arts
The two day event** held on Saturday, November 2 and Sunday, November 3 in Denison, Texas will celebrate the Christian Holiday of Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead through a wide variety of Gallery Exhibits, live Art Demonstrations, a Giant Puppet Parade, Live Music and Dancing, a bustling Mercado, International Foods and Beverages- including Wine Margaritas, Mexican Bingo and Activities for all ages and interests!
Historically, when the Spanish Conquistadors arrived in Central America, they observed the native population celebrating this holiday which consisted of rituals honoring the souls of those who had gone on before. The Spaniards tried unsuccessfully to eradicate this holiday, and failing to do so, gradually merged the holiday with Catholic theology. The skull became a symbol of the holiday through it's metaphorical link to death, rebirth and to honor loved ones who have passed. It is truly a Holy Day!
Saturday, November 2 will feature:
Art Walk Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Main Street and surrounding area Galleries and Shops
Featured Art Demonstrations at various Galleries & Childrens Art Opportunities*
Raku Rumble a live demonstration of the Art of Raku Glazing techniques 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Heritage Park
La Catrina y El Catrin competition- Heritage Park
Giant Puppet Parade 3:00 p.m. 700 to 200 block Main StPuppets, Mariachis, Charos and more- Heading West down Main Streetfrom the 700 block to Rusk to Woodard
Award winning Spanish Poetry presented by Austin College Drama Students - 4:00 p.m. Heritage Park
Frida Kahlo Look-a-Like Contest - 5:30 p.m.- Heritage Park
Candlelight Paseo - 6:30 p.m. 600 West Main to Heritage Park
Sunday, November 3 will include:
Art Walk Sunday1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Main Street and surrounding area Galleries and Shops
Art Demonstrations Galleries and Studios on and off Main Street*
Raku Rumble 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. - Heritage Park
Award winning Spanish Poetry presented by Austin College Drama Students 2:00 p.m. Heritage Park
* Complete Artist Demonstration Schedules available at Galleries and Studios
** On Friday, November 1, there will be a reception for the Dia de los Muertos Exhibit at the Peanut Gallery at 114 North Houston Street starting at 7:00 pm. For more information contact Steve O. Black at email@example.com.
Please, bring the family and join us here in Denison, Texas for two days in Celebrating the Riches of the Cultural Diversity of our area through Dia de los Muertos, Honoring the Arts, Music, Food and Family Fun!
For more information please call: 903.465.1551