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2019 VPA Dia de Los Muertos Celebration

VPA's Annual Day of the Dead Celebration event includes face painting, a processional, large-scale altar, performing Aztec dancers, traditional Mexican refreshments, student artwork and more-join us!

November 1, 2019

5:00pm7:00pm

Visual & Public Art (VPA)-East

VPA Complex

Free-All are welcome!

Image credit: Juan Carlos Santos

Dia de los Muertos Event Schedule Friday, November 1, 2019, 5-7 pm

  • 5:00-5:45 pm: Face painting at both the Student Center & VPA Building 72
  • 5:45-6:00 pm Aztec Dancers Procession at VPA Complex
  • 6:00-7:00 pm: Altar Presentations
  • Main Altar: 5-7 pm on the VPA Quad between Buildings 71 & 72. You are welcome to bring a photo to place on the main altar

About VPA's Day of the Dead Celebration: VPA's annual Day of the Dead event at California State University, Monterey Bay, includes a processional, large-scale altar, performing Aztec dancers, traditional Mexican refreshments, club, sorority and fraternity altars, student artwork, and a cross-section of student, faculty, staff, and local community members. The Day of the Dead Celebration is a culmination of a series of hands-on workshops, class presentations, support for the development of club altars, and community youth projects.

The November 1, 2019 Day of the Dead Celebration begins with face painting at the Student Center, Aztec dancers, drummers, a processional, musical performances and folkloric dances, and a community gathering that ends at the VPA Complex. This event also includes a collaborative altar comprised of work by students in classes across campus as well as altars made by students in the VPA 302: VPA Visiting Artist Series (2 units) Day of the Dead class. The main altar provides the campus community an opportunity to recognize the memory of loved ones who have passed away by finding a joyful spirit of endurance in a difficult time.

Aztec dancers begin the procession to VPA

Location: California State University, Monterey Bay, Visual & Public Art Complex

For more information, please contact VPA Assistant Professor Dionicio Mendoza at dimendoza@csumb.edu

We strive to make events accessible for all, for accommodations, please contact Gail Salgado, VPA ASC at gsalgado@csumb.edu

Interested in learning more? Visit our CAHSS Celebrates Dia de Los Muertos page! https://csumb.edu/cahss/celebrate-dia-de-los-muertos-csumb-0

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