By admin October 26, 2012 18:31

VIVA LA VIDA! ALAC Dia de Los Muertos Festival in the Heart of Downtown Phoenix

The Arizona Latino Arts and Cultural Center (ALAC) is proud to announce the celebration of the ¡Viva La Vida! Dia de Los Muertos Inaugural Festival on November 2, 2012 from 3pm – 10pm  A celebration that includes Art Exhibitions, Altars/Ofrendas in La Galeria 147 and a festival style featuring outside on “Adams street” in front of ALAC, between 1st and 2nd Street on Adams.

ALAC’s Inaugural Dia de Los Muertos Festival in the Heart of Downtown Phoenix will showcase beautifully created “Altars” and an “Art Exhibit” by local artists and an opening reception to Meet the Artists in La Galeria 147.  The tapestry of color, calacas, paper mache masks, and papel picado displays will adorn La Galeria 147 and “Adams Street.”  Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase unique items to take home from La Tiendita at ALAC and from the Latino Mercado of Arts & Crafts in Booths throughout the street.

Live art demonstrations, food, live entertainment, traditional music and dance by local performers, children’s activities and community “Altars,” will be installed to honor the loss of loved ones in their lives and to connect with one another through art and culture. In addition, the program includes Phoenix City Councilman Michael Nowakowski, District 7, he will present a formal “Welcome to our Community” and will present Awards for the Best Creative Altar, the Best Dressed Katrina and Best Dressed Katrin and the Best Dressed Calaca

Be ready to soak in some culture with free, fun, family entertainment and don’t forget your costumes.  Attendees will enjoy Mariachis, Baile Folklorico, Rock Band Dos Manos, Indigenous Dancing, by local groups. You may also shop the many art and food booths located on “Adams Street.”

Inside the ALAC Galeria 147, an art exhibit features: El Corazón de Aztlán : La Visita de Los Muertos, curated by Zarco Guerrero and will showcase ALAC Artists; Lalo Cota, Monica Crespo, Angel Diaz, El Vaquero Muerto. The Altars~Ofrendas will be created by local Latino and Indigenous ALAC Artists who are Veterans; they will dedicate the Altars to “Veteranos” in honor of Veterans Day on November 11th. The artists featured include, Jose Benavides, Jim Covarrubias, Monica Crespo, Ruben Galicia, José Andrés Girón, Ernesto Hernandez, Bob Numkema, Roman Reyes, Jose Rodriguez, Abel Ochoa.

Sponsors and partners; Arizona Public Service, Latino Vibe, Jose Cuervo Tequila, Adelante Public Affairs & Communications, Grand Canyon University, Radio Campesina, Downtown Phoenix Partnerships, Phoenix Revitalization Center.

Date: Friday November 2, 2012

Location: 147 E. Adams St Phoenix, AZ 85004

Phone: 602. 254. 9817

www.alacaz.org

By admin October 26, 2012 18:31

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