Day of the Dead Gallery and Event

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So many people showed up to support local artists with our Day of the Dead art gallery and had a lot of fun with the festivities set up for them.

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At Terra Maya’s booth you could find several one dollar crafts to do with the Dia de Los Muertos theme. Guests stayed occupied designing shadowboxes and other trinkets. You can Terra Maya’s merchandise at A Little Known Shop.

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Naranjita Flamenco Studio did several performances and filled the courtyard with rhythms using their shoes, hands and voices. Families were gathered around and in awe of the talent. Dancers were as young as 4 years old.

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The Makery craft studio was teaching how to make Papel Picado Banners. Her studio was full of customers eager to learn.

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The Tiki Machine Shop, which is a pop up shop in Community that will be open until January, had Rosita dolls for sale along with books such as “Rosita y Conchita” and “Paquito y Abuelito” by Eric Gonzalez and Erich Haeger.

               
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Craft vendors were set up with only Day of the Dead themed handmade merchandise.

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In the courtyard you could find our favorite tamale vendor, Ruben, who always has the best tamales around! It seemed like his line was never ending and we were so happy to have him back again.

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Face painting was offered by Lacy Ink. for this celebration of life and everyone lined up quickly. The next day, Eva offered her services again at the shop for the 2nd day of Day of the Dead.

Face painting photos courtesy of Cat Macgregor Photography

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Our gallery was filled with beautiful art pieces. We were so honored to have such amazing art hanging in the gallery.

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The talented local artists who had contributed to the gallery:

Ellie Lieberman

Kelley Frisby

Wendell Nesbit

Art Fuentes

Eva Sowinski

Maria Kruger

Leon Gittens

Genevieve Atkerson

Marisa Lopez

Jovi Aquino

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   Inside the shop, our main table was featuring all Day of the Dead themed merchandise. We had so many items including jewelry, magnets, art prints, buttons, purses, aprons, and house wares. Some of the items remain at the shop, so make sure you come by and purchase some goodies to represent this festival all year long!

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We plan on doing another event next year, so please mark your calendars!

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