Dia de Muertos



Our Annual Día de Muertos Celebration returns in-person on Saturday, October 30 from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at Taller Arte del Nuevo Amanecer. You’re invited to celebrate in community with live performances, altars, family activities, mask making, and much more!  


Blessing & Performance by Kalpulli Tlayolotl

Music by "Son De Dos Mundos" & Grupo “Raices” 

Local Partner Organization & Community Member Made Altars

Live Printing / Free Commemorative 2021 Dia de Muertos Print

Paper Mask & Marigold Flower Making, Calavera Paper Coloring.

Symptom Survey & Face coverings required for this event. 






The season begins Saturday, October 2, with our Día de los Muertos family workshops that include Paper Maché Calacas (skeletons), Papel Picado, Marigold Paper Flowers, and mini-shoebox altars, taking place at TANA October 2, 9, 16, and 23 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  


October 2:  Marigold paper Flowers & paper-cut calavera  

Kick-off the Dia de Muertos season with TANA’s first family art workshop. Learn how to make hand cut marigolds and paper cut calaveras (skulls). 


October 9: Paper Maché Calacas (skeletons)   

Make your own paper-maché calaca (skeleton) with newspaper, paste, and other household materials.  


October 16: Shoebox Altars 

Create a shoebox altar that honors and remembers lost loved ones. Participants are encouraged to bring personal ofrendas that could be part of your altar design (family pictures, personal objects, and keepsakes). 

October 23: Papel Picado  

Join us in learning about the history and tradition of papel picado, which in Spanish translates to ‘punched’ or ‘perforated’ paper. Participants will create colorful papel picado designs using tissue paper and scissors. 


All workshop materials will be provided for guests. 


*Please note our priority is to ensure the safety and health of our staff and community members. Masks will be required for all participants, (indoors and outside), including vaccinated visitors.