Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 7th annual Downey Dia de Los Muertos Art Festival will be virtual, going live on-line, Sunday, Nov. 1st, 2020, 11:00 am, PDT.
The Virtual Festival
An easy to navigate interactive map connects viewers with the Festival’s many attractions, including movies, George Newnam's “Casa Calaveras" experience, a photo/music montage; music from cumbia to juke n’ jive, ballet folklorico performances, DIY arts & crafts, shopping, photo galleries from past Festivals, and much more.
Special this year are two new original art exhibits: a Dia de Los Muertos themed collection curated by the Stay Gallery, and an interview with urban artist Martin Sanchez that includes a private, guided tour of his studio/gallery.
En La Casa: Your Southland “Go-To” for Creating the Perfect Dia de Los Muertos at Home
Prior to Nov. 1st, we’ll upload links, clips, and tips to our social media platforms with “all you need to know” to make, bake, buy, and decorate your own home for a traditional Dia de Los Muertos family gathering, from a recipe for pan de muertos, to tutorials for face painting, altar making, and how to make and decorate calaveras (sugar skulls) and where to buy the molds and decorations; shopping for holiday clothing, jewelry, decorations, artwork, etc. for sale online by 15 of the Festival’s most popular vendors.
Participate at the Virtual Festival
Were you at past Festivals? Tell us about it! Send us your selfies, pictures, and memories and we’ll post them at our virtual Festival. Upload your photos to social media and tag #DOWNEYDDLM
Call to Community Performers: Send us your videos of performances: dance, music, art, etc. and you might be featured at our virtual Festival! Must complete a performer application and submit along with your video link. For a participant application, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since 2013, the Festival has been recognized for its authenticity and wide range of how Dia de Los Muertos is expressed through art.
The Festival is presented by the City of Downey, and produced by Downey Theatre staff.
The Downey Theatre is an area landmark that has presented top-notch drama, dance, and music to the City for the past 50-years.
NOTE: It is always a good idea to verify date, time, location and other information prior to going.
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