Dia de los Muertos

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS

Fall Art Festivals

2008 DIA DE LOS MUERTOS EVENTS CALENDAR

Most Día De Los Muertos events are free and open to the public.
Some events require registration and some require admission fees.
Please contact individual venues for detailed information about each event.

Tuesday, OCTOBER 21, 2008

Spanish Governor's Palace
105 Military Plaza St., San Antonio, TX 78205, (210) 224-0601

Dia de los Muertos Altar
Exhibit on display: October 21 - November 16, 2008.
Viewing hours: Mon - Sat 9 am - 5 pm, Sun 10 am - 5 pm.
Contact: Charlotte Boord/Stephanie Torres (210) 224-0601.

Friday, OCTOBER 24, 2008

Casita de Cooperativa MujerArtes
1421 El Paso, San Antonio, TX 78207, (210) 223-2585

Calacas Y Calaveras - Venta Para Dia de los Muertos
Las mujeres de la Coorperativa MujerArtes presents
saumerios, incensarios, calaveras, katinas y mas!
Opening reception: October 24, 6 - 9 pm.
Exhibit on display: October 24 - 30, 2008.
Viewing hours: Sat 9 am - 12 pm, Mon - Thurs 9:30 am - 2:30 pm.
Contact: Veronica Castillo (210) 223-2585.

Saturday, OCTOBER 25, 2008

Centro Cultural Aztlán
1800 Fredericksburg Road, Deco Building, Suite 103, (210) 432-1896
www.sacalaveras.com

Dia de los Muertos
Altar Building Workshop and Presentation

Artist Luis Valderas leads this workshop that will
discuss the history of the altar in reference to the Día de los Muertos celebration. Elements of the altar and their historical and traditional significance will also be presented. Participants are encouraged to bring their own materials and create their own altars.
This workshop is free and open to the public.
Call (210) 432-1896 to reserve space by October 17.
Saturday, October 25, 10 am - 2 pm.
Contact: Deborah Keller-Rihn (210) 432-1896
centroaztlan@sbcglobal.net.

Thursday, OCTOBER 30, 2008

Southwest School of Art & Craft Ofrenda

Southwest School Of Art & Craft
300 Augusta, San Antonio, TX 78205, (210) 224-1848.
www.swschool.org

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS: LA OFRENDA
A Día De Los Muertos altar created by staff, students, faculty, board members, donors and guests of the Southwest School of Art & Craft.
Located on the Ursuline Campus adjacent to Copper Kitchen Café.
No opening reception.
Altar on display: October 30 - November 9, 2008.
Viewing hours: Mon - Fri 9 am - 5 pm, Sat 10 am - 4 pm.
Contact: Teri Hatch Aguilar (210) 271-3374

Friday, OCTOBER 31, 2008

Mission San José
San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
2202 Roosevelt Ave, 78210, (210) 932-1002

Dia de los MuertoS Exhibit and Altar
This three day event features hands on activities for all to enjoy. Participants will be able to create their own marigolds, necklaces of skull beads, skeleton puppets and papel picado. They can also enjoy a sugar skull and pan de muerto – tasty treats to remember those which gone before us. Along with these activities there will be story telling under a tree as done years ago.
Local artisans will be displaying their art and crafts to
raise money for the National Park
Exhibit on display: October 31 - November 2, 2008.
Viewing hours: Fri - Sat 10 am - 3 pm, Sun 10 am - 1 pm.
Contact: Daniel L. Cantu (210) 932-1002, ext. 230.

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Rinconcito de Esperanza
816 & 820 S. Colorado, San Antonio, TX 78207, (210) 228-0201.

Calaqueando en el Rincon:
Dia de los Muertos at the Riconcito de Esperanza

Indoor and outdoor altares, calaveras and dedication readings,
plus music by Las Tesoros del Westside.
Altar on display: October 31 - November 8, 2008.
Viewing hours: Mon - Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat - Sun 10 am - 4 pm.
Contact: Jessica O. Guerrero (210) 228-0201

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Bihl Haus Arts
2803 Federicksburg Road, (210) 732-3502
(inside the gates of Primrose at Monticello Park Senior Apartments)
www.bihlhausarts.org

The Labyrinth of Grief: Healing & Transforming
your Grief through Creative Expression

Workshop by Jennifer Martin.
In this workshop particpants will view a 15-minute PowerPoint presentation based on the book The Hole in Me Since the Day You Died: Using Art as a way of Expressing Grief, by David Labrun. Participants will be provided with necessary materials to color and write in a paper labyrinth and create a collage. Attendees will also be invited to share their experience with the other participants if they desire. No previous art or writing experience is required for this to be a warm and healing afternoon.
Limited to 20 participants.
Workshop fee: $40.00
Reservations: (210) 722-5648 or www.RxArtSA.org
November 1, 1 - 4 pm.
Contact: Kellen McIntyre (210) 732-3502.

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Gallista Gallery
1913 S. Flores Street, San Antonio, TX 78204, (210) 212-8606
www.gallista.com

Dia de los Meurtos Celebration
Dia de los Muertos installation  by Henry De Leon And Joe Lopez
Featuring Artist Noe Ortiz "Que Vivan Los Muertos" From Alice Texas
November 1, 5pm - 8 pm
Contact: Joe Lopez (210) 212-8606.

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Instituto Cultural de Mexico
600 Hemisfair Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205, (210) 227-0123
www.saculturamexico.org

URBAN 15’S Carnival de los Muertos
Carnival de San Anto presents its annual performance ritual as part of Dia de los Muertos. The procession parade of dancing and drumming Calaveras can be seen at Instituto Cultural de Mexico starting at 8:00 pm.
URBAN-15 celebrates the joyful memories
of our departed friends and family in this ceremony.
Performance: November 1, 8 pm.
Contact: Catherine Cisneros (210) 736-1500.

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SAY Sí
1518 South Alamo, Studio 103, San Antonio, TX 78204, (210) 212-8666
www.saysi.org

Muertitos Fest 2008:
A Dia de los Muertos Family Festival

2008 marks the 2nd anniversary of our family festival. SAY Sí Central will be filled with mysticism and merriment as we mark the occasion November 1 and 7. Student exhibits of traditional folk art will be joined by a curated exhibit of "arte Popular". Traditional Ofrendas, family workshops, food booths, artisans, live music and dance performances will add to the high-spirited occasion.
Participants include SAY Sî Students, Paula Cox, Rene Arceo of Chicago Alfredo Rodriguez and many more.
Muertito's Fest Fiesta attendees will feast on Mexican regional delicacies, enjoy live music, preview the artisan work and altars,
play Loterîa & place bids on silent auction folk art.
Free Family Day: November 1, 12 - 4 pm.
First Friday Opening: November 7, 7 - 11pm.
Muertito's Fest Fiesta: November 1, 6 - 11 pm, $25 per person.
Exhibit on display: November 1 - 30, 2008.
Viewing hours: Mon - Fri 11 am - 7 pm, Sat 9 am - 5 pm.
Contact: Jon Hinojosa (210) 212-8666.
For more information go to www.saysi.org

Sunday, November 2, 2008

The 31st Annual Dia de los Muertos Celebration Altares, Ofrendas y Danzas en Aztlan

Centro Cultural Aztlán
1800 Fredericksburg Road, Deco Building, Suite 103, (210) 432-1896
www.sacalaveras.com

The 31st Annual Dia de los Muertos Celebration
Altares, Ofrendas y Danzas en Aztlan

Centro Cultural Aztlan has made a tradition of Dia de los Muertos by bringing together artists and community people to install traditional and artistic altars that express their personal point of view on this universal subject.
Opening reception: November 2, 6 - 9 pm.
Exhibit on display: November 2 - 14, 2008.
Viewing hours: Mon - Fri, 9 am - 5 pm.
Contact: Deborah Keller-Rihn (210) 432-1896
centroaztlan@sbcglobal.net.

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Conjunto Heritage Taller
725 South Presa, San Antonio, TX 78210, (210) 212-8560

Conjunto Heritage Taller ALTAR AND CONCERT
An altar and a musical celebration by the
Conjunto Heritage Taller Students and Master Musicians
dedicated to Conjunto greats who have passed.
Get here early, this event is typically standing-room-only!
Food, refreshments and live conjunto music.
Opening reception: November 2, 5 - 8 pm.
Exhibit on display: November 2 - 16, 2008.
Viewing hours: Mon - Fri, 1 - 5 pm.
Contact: Carol Rodriguez (210) 212-8560.

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Instituto Cultural de Mexico
600 Hemisfair Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205, (210) 227-0123
www.saculturamexico.org

URBAN 15’S Carnival de los Muertos
Carnival de San Anto presents its annual performance ritual as part of Dia de los Muertos. The procession parade of dancing and drumming Calaveras can be seen at Instituto Cultural de Mexico starting at 7:00 pm. Then they will travel to Centro Cultural Aztlan to perform at their Altar Ofrenda at 8:30 pm.
URBAN-15 celebrates the joyful memories
of our departed friends and family in this ceremony.
Performance: November 2, 7 pm.
Contact: Catherine Cisneros (210) 736-1500.

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Jump Start Performance Company
108 Blue Star, San Antonio, TX 78204, (210) 227-5867

Jump Start's Annual Altares Show
Performance Piece by Ruben Ornelas,
Work by Raquel Beechner, Monessa Esquivel & Sandy Dunn
Opening: November 2, 3 - 5 pm.
Exhibit on display: November 2 - November 31, 2008.
Viewing hours: Mon - Fri 9 am - 3 pm.
This exhibit is also open on weeks before and after performances.
Contact: Felice Garcia (210) 227-5867.

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El Mercado/Market Square
514 W. Commerce, San Antonio, TX 78207, (210) 207 - 8600
www.marketsquaresa.com

Los Altares del Mercado
Over 30 alters created by tenants, merchants
and junior/senior high school classes
with a performance by Las Monas Drum & Dance Group
Opening Reception: November 2, 1 pm.
Exhibit on display: October 27 - November 2, 2008.
Viewing hours: 10 am - 6 pm.
Contact: Sonia Gaeta (210) 207-8605.

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San Angel Folk Art
110 Blue Star, San Antonio, TX 78205, (210) 226-6688

The Caged Bird Sings - A Dia de los Muertos Event
San Angel's own altar to the late green canary Truchas.
Live Music, craft table & cultural experience.
Opening Reception: November 2, 3 - 5 pm.
Contact: Kelli McDonald (832) 217-0431.

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El Sol Studios
936 South Alamo, San Antonio, TX 78205, (210) 226-9700
www.elsolstudios.com

8th Annual Dia de los Muertos
Community Altar & Group Exhibit

Group exhibit and altars by
Larry Steven Aguilar, Ruth Guajardo, Fred Orozco and more.
Dia de los Muertos procession and special exhibit pre-opening.
Exhibit Pre-Opening: November 2, 6 - 9 pm.
Opening Reception: First Friday November 7, 6 - 11 pm.
Exhibit on display: November 2 - 30, 2008.
Viewing hours: Mon - Sat 12 - 5 pm.
Contact: Ruth Guajardo (210) 226-9700.

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La Villita
418 Villita, San Antonio, TX 78205, (210) 207-8610
www.lavillita.com

A celebration of the art of the day of the dead
Festivities will include performances by
Las Monas Drum & Dance Group as well as
the Students of South San High School.
Reception: November 2, 3 pm.
Exhibit on display: October 27 - November 2, 2008.
Viewing hours: 10 am - 6 pm.
Contact: Jesse Moreno (210) 207-8612.

Friday, November 7, 2008

El Sol Studios
936 South Alamo, San Antonio, TX 78205, (210) 226-9700
www.elsolstudios.com

8th Annual Dia de los Muertos
Community Altar & Group Exhibit

Group exhibit and altars by
Larry Steven Aguilar, Ruth Guajardo, Fred Orozco and more.
Opening Reception: First Friday November 7, 6 - 11 pm.
Exhibit on display: November 2 - 30, 2008.
Viewing hours: Mon - Sat 12 - 5 pm.
Contact: Ruth Guajardo (210) 226-9700.

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SAY Sí
1518 South Alamo, Studio 103, San Antonio, TX 78204, (210) 212-8666
www.saysi.org

Muertitos Fest 2008:
A Dia de los Muertos Family Festival

2008 marks the 2nd anniversary of our family festival. SAY Sí Central will be filled with mysticism and merriment as we mark the occasion November 1 and 7. Student exhibits of traditional folk art will be joined by a curated exhibit of "arte Popular". Traditional Ofrendas, family workshops, food booths, artisans, live music and dance performances will add to the high-spirited occasion.
Participants include SAY Sî Students, Paula Cox, Rene Arceo of Chicago Alfredo Rodriguez and many more.
Muertito's Fest Fiesta attendees will feast on Mexican regional delicacies, enjoy live music, preview the artisan work and altars,
play Loterîa & place bids on silent auction folk art.
Free Family Day: November 1, 12 - 4 pm.
First Friday Opening: November 7, 7 - 11pm.
Muertito's Fest Fiesta: November 1, 6 - 11 pm, $25 per person.
Exhibit on display: November 1 - 30, 2008.
Viewing hours: Mon - Fri 11 am - 7 pm, Sat 9 am - 5 pm.
Contact: Jon Hinojosa (210) 212-8666.
For more information go to www.saysi.org