SEASIDE, Ca., October 31, 2018 – California State University, Monterey Bay’s (CSUMB) Salinas Center For Arts and Culture will celebrate it’s first anniversary with a series of Dias de Muertos related events on Friday, November 2, 2018.
Over the past year, the Center for Arts and Culture has hosted a wide range of events, which are free and open to the public, to include monthly first Friday events. This month's first Friday, on November 2, will include an array of workshops and exhibitions along with a Dias de Muertos procession.
Originally an indigenous tradition, Dias de Muertos has evolved through time with diverse cultural influences. It is a celebration of life that commemorates passed ancestors and all life forms. Dias de Muertos can include people, animals and nature. In Salinas, Dias de Muertos has brought together people from all cultures through art, music, dance, costumes, make-up, food and celebration for generations.
The CSUMB Salinas Center for Arts and Culture is housed within CSUMB @ Salinas City Center and strives to create a community of artist and culture of activism in Salinas.
Hosting open community events is in keeping with CSUMB’s role as a community resource, providing forums for provocative discussions that can impact thought and action on issues important to our community.