2022 Día de los Muertos Celebrations

Día de los Muertos Celebrations at DCA Arts Centers

DCA’s Sun Valley Youth Arts Center Presents In-person Art Workshops for October and the 16th Annual Día de Los Muertos Celebration

The Sun Valley Youth Arts Center will present a series of in-person art workshops on Saturdays, October 22 and 29 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Workshops will be held outdoors and are free for the entire family on a first-come, first-served basis. On Saturday, October 29, an in-person ritual danza will be performed by Danza Temachtia Quetzacoatl beginning at 11:30 a.m. On Tuesday, November 1, 2022, at 5:00 p.m., the center will host a virtual celebration of Día de los Muertos with a concert by Conjunto Zacamandu and Hermanos Herrera in addition to a student art exhibition that will be featured on the center’s social media platforms: Sun Valley Youth Arts Center “Stone House” | Facebook; Sun Valley Youth Art Center Stone House – YouTube; Sun Valley Youth Arts Center (@svyacstonehouse) • Instagram photos and videos. For more information, please call (818) 252-4619.

DCA’s Taxco Theatre Presents Puppet Making Workshops for Día de los Muertos

DCA’s Taxco Theatre will present two Dia de los Muertos Puppet-Making Workshops on October 22 and 29 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Participants will learn about the origins of Dia de los Muertos and engage with puppet and theatre artists to create handheld festival items for the annual Canoga Park Day of the Dead Festival Procession on Sherman Way on November 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. celebrating Dia de los Muertos with puppets, dance, music, and storytelling. All ages are welcome and the workshops are free. For more information, visit the Taxco Theatre’s Instagram page @dca_taxcotheatre.

Lincoln Heights Youth Arts Center presents its 2022 Día de los Muertos celebrations and days of remembrance! The center will open up its outdoor courtyard space for the community to come together after so much loss and pain, whether collectively as a society, or in people’s own personal lives. This time of year, celebrate the cycle of life as an opportunity for healing through the cultural tradition of Dia de los Muertos. Please come and contribute to the community altar Ofrenda with your own offerings in honor of your loved ones and participate in several remembrance art workshops after school beginning Monday, October 24 to Wednesday, November 2. Check out the schedule of activities on the Center’s Instagram page: instagram.com/dca.lhyac.

Barnsdall Arts Center and Barnsdall Junior Arts Center Present the Annual Día de los Muertos Installation and Celebration on November 4 and 5

The Barnsdall Arts Center (BAC), Barnsdall Junior Arts Center (BJAC), and Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG) collaborate to present the BAC and BJAC Annual Día de los Muertos Installation and Celebration. On view at LAMAG on November 4 and 5 from 11:00 to 3:00 p.m., the altar will feature banners of remembrance created and contributed by participants from the BAC/BJAC Banners of Remembrance Outdoor Art Workshop with offerings and objects traditional to Día de los Muertos. Follow @dcabarnsallartscenter @juniorartcenter and @lamagbarnsdall to learn more.

Canoga Park Youth Arts Center Announces Día de los Muertos Art Exhibition

The Canoga Park Youth Arts Center presents a Día de Los Muertos Art Exhibition on Sunday, November 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the center, just down the street from the Main Street Canoga Park Dia de los Muertos event. Over 400 studen[DT1] t artworks will be exhibited, including altars and decorated Calaveras, many created by students at Canoga Park Elementary, Village Charter Academy, the Leichman Career and Transition Center, and the center’s after-school classes. The center will also offer a free drop-in tin calavera art workshop[DT2] . Please join the Canoga Park Youth Arts Center in celebrating this beautiful holiday and our community! For more information, please visit: Dia de los Muertos | Canoga Park Dia de los Muertos Festival 2021 | Los Angeles (mainstreetcanogapark.la).


Día de los Muertos Celebrations hosted by DCA’s Community Partners

Los Angeles Public Library’s Decorate Your Own Sugar Skull

Saturday, October 22, 2022, 2pm – 3pm
LA Central Library, Thornton Courtyard
Join us as we decorate sugar skulls to celebrate Día de los Muertos. All materials will be provided while supplies last. This program is designed for children 5-11 years old.
For more information, please contact children@lapl.org.
For ADA accommodations, call (213) 228-7430 at least 72 hours prior to the event.
Para ajustes razonables según la ley de ADA, llama al (213) 228-7430 al menos 72 horas antes del evento.
Visit lapl.org for more details.

Grand Park LA’s Downtown Día de los Muertos

Saturday, October 22 – Wednesday, November 2, 2022
All day, during regular park hours.
Grand Park continues to celebrate its momentous 10th anniversary with another free signature event for Angelenos. Celebrate the holiday that includes large-scale altar installations. Grand Park’s Downtown Día de los Muertos is a community-oriented space inviting park-goers to contribute to the altars and to stroll through the park to view altars made by professional artists and local community organizations.
For more information, visit Grand Park LA’s Instagram page @grandpark_la.

San Pedro’s 10th Annual Día de los Muertos Festival

Sunday, October 23, 2022, 2pm – 8pm
398 West 6th Street. San Pedro, CA 90731
For all event information visit sanpedrodayofthedead.com.

Olvera Street’s Día de los Muertos Festival

Tuesday, October 25 – Wednesday, November 2, 2022
Nightly performances and processions, 6pm-8pm
Community altars, October 29 – November 2
Entertainment and facepainting, Saturday, October 29 & Sunday, October 30, 11am – 9pm
Tuesday, November 1 and Wednesday, November 2, 4pm – 9pm
Carrera de los muertos 5k, Saturday, October 29, 6:30am
For specific event details, visit: www.olveraevents.com.

Self Help Graphics & Art’s 49th Annual Día de los Muertos Season

The 49th Annual Día de los Muertos season begins October 8 through November 23, 2022!
Join us for seasonal workshops Saturdays in October (beginning October 8) and our Canciones de ti exhibition opening Saturday, October 8, on view through November 23, 2022.
We are excited to announce the return of Noche de Ofrenda to Self Help Graphics on Wednesday, November 2, along with SHG Legacy Artists and Master Altaristas Ofelia Esparza and Rosanna Esparza Ahrens.
***Save the date for our beloved Exhibition and Celebration on Saturday, November 5, always free and family-friendly.***
For more information, visit: www.selfhelpgraphics.com.

Hollywood Forever Cemetery’s Día/Noche de los Muertos

Día de los muertos, Sunday, October 29, 2022, 9am-3pm
Noche de los muertos, Sunday, October 29, 2022, 5pm – 12am
For more event details and performance lineup, please visit: www.ladayofthedead.com.

Downey Theatre’s Downey Día de los Muertos Art Festival

Saturday, October 29, 2022, 11am – 8pm
Downey Theatre
For event details and schedule, visit ddlm.downeytheatre.org.

MOLAA’s Day of the Dead: Strength and Hope

Sunday, October 30, 2022

MOLAA’s Day of the Dead: Strength and Hope is all about overcoming challenges, love, and emerging heroes. Together we will celebrate the past and its difficulties, while looking forward to the future. We encourage you to RSVP to the event and we will also welcome walk-ins.

Please visit us at molaa.org to RSVP.

LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes’s Día de los Muertos Family Day

Sunday, October 30, 2022, 12pm – 5pm

Shake your bones! Join us in a celebration of life and death. Explore the historical and cultural significance of Day of the Dead traditions.

¡A mover el esqueleto! Acompáñenos en una celebración a la vida y la muerte. Explore el significado histórico y cultural de las tradiciones del día de los muertos.

More details at lapca.org.

Cavalry Cemetery, East LA’s Días de los Muertos Misa y Celebration

Mass and celebration, Saturday, October 30, 2022

10:30am – 5pm

Visit catholiccm.org for more details.

Plaza de la Raza’s Día de los Muertos Festival

SAVE THE DATE – November 1, 5:00pm-9:30pm: Plaza de la Raza’s Día de los Muertos Festival is a family-friendly celebration of art, music, dance, and tradition. FREE event will include ofrendas by local artists, live main stage performances, hands-on workshops, local vendors, and so much more! All guests are invited to add photos or items to the main community altar.

Visit us at www.plazadelaraza.org for more information.

Interested vendors, please contact maria.jimenez@plazadelaraza.org

24th Street Theatre’s Día de los Muertos Festival

Wednesday, November 2, 2022, 6pm-10pm

A celebration of Mexican culture through music, community, and dance. There will be food vendors, artisan booths, altars, art installations, and a cemetery of remembrance. Now in its 17th year, this event is attended by upwards of 5,000 visitors from the Los Angeles area.

For more information, visit www.24thstreet.org.

Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum’s Día de los Muertos Celebration

Commemorating the event, Saturday November 5, 2022 from 11:00am to 4:00pm, the public is invited to view ofrendas honoring the dead, live performances, Mexican cuisine, and shop from local artisans. This event is a free, family-friendly event. Please note that this event will be conducted under strict health and safety protocols associated with COVID-19.

The Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum is Located at 18127 South Alameda Street, Rancho Dominguez, CA 90220.

Fore details, visit dominguezrancho.org.

Avenue 50 Studio’s Festival de Otoño Community Celebration

Saturday, November 5, 2022, 4pm – 7pm

For more information, visit Avenue 50 Studio’s Instagram page @avenue50studio.

Mainstreet Canoga Park’s 22nd Día de los Muertos Family Festival

Sunday, November 6, 2022, 10am – 5pm

Event Location on Sherman Way Blvd. Between Canoga Ave. and Topanga Canyon Blvd.

For more information visit www.mainstreetcanogapark.la.



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