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Dias de los Muertos

Dias de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular the Central and South regions, and by people of Mexican heritage around the world. The multi-day holiday (celebrated Oct. 31 - Nov. 2) focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and help support their spiritual journey.

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El Color Musical de la Etnia y el Mestizaje

(Music and Color of Ethnic and Mestizo Identity)

Friday, October 2, 5 - 8 PM

Come and enjoy wonderful Mestizo art by Arturo Martinez in our #tendergold gallery. The festive artist reception will be accompanied by live Latin music, light hor d'oeuvres, and face painting (also available ALL DAY). No admission fee required.

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Paint your own sugar skull

OCTOBER 24 - NOVEMBER 24

A holiday tradition include building private altars called ofrendas that honor the deceased. These altars are filled with calaveras (sugar skulls), aztec marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed. For one month, guests are invited to decorate their own sugar skull to be placed on our altar at IAMA.