DÍa de los Muertos Celebration
Arlington Arts Center
Nov. 2, 2019, 05:00 pm
Arlington Arts Center (AAC) will host its 16th annual Día de los Muertos celebration on Saturday, November 2 from 5 to 8pm.
Guests can expect for family-friendly art projects, face painting, live dance performances by Ballet Folklorico Mi Herencia Mexicana, and traditional mariachi music by Mariachi Los Amigos. Mexican hot chocolate and pan de muerto will be served at AAC with delicious options from acclaimed local food trucks available on the lawn.
In conjunction with the celebration, AAC’s Día de los Muertos exhibition will feature Arte de Estambre works by Francisco Loza. These works reflect themes that include interpretations of Huichol ceremonies and spirituality, Mexican families and cultural traditions, the environment, and immigration.
On Friday, November 1 and Saturday, November 2, Robin Bell and Claudia Olivos will incorporate the themes of Día de los Muertos into Fiesta de los Ancestros, a unique projection on AAC’s facade. Robin Bell, founder of Bell Visuals, is a multimedia artist based in Washington, DC, whose video collage work combines creativity and political activism. Claudia Olivos is an Arlington-based artist whose paintings celebrate and honor the energy of the Divine Feminine.
Please note that parking will not be available in the AAC parking lot for the duration of the event. Street parking is available throughout the neighborhood and we are located one block from the Virginia Square metro station.
The project by Robin Bell and Claudia Olivos and the performance by Mariachi Los Amigos were realized through the artistic direction, collaboration, and essential support from AAC’s colleagues, co-presenters, and partners at Arlington Cultural Affairs.