Spanning four city blocks, GRAND PARK’S DOWNTOWN DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS ALTARS + ART EXHIBITION connects, tells, and reshapes the stories and traditions of Angeleno life.
BETWEEN GRAND AVE + HILL ST: Altars created by local organizations, artists, and individuals take both traditional and contemporary approaches in remembering the past and passed. A COMMUNITY ALTAR by master altar-maker Ofelia Esparza invite all Angelenos to bring small ofrendas, or offerings, in honor of their own personal memories. Altars curated by Self Help Graphics & Art.
Artists include: Consuelo Flores / KIPP LA Preparatory School / Brenzy Solorzano / South Central Farmers’ CSA Program / Los Angeles LGBT Center / Mujeres De Maiz / L.A. TACO / Martha Carrillo / Jennifer Gutierrez Morgan /Lalo Alcaraz / LURN / Richard Beltran / CalArts Community Arts Partnership (CAP) / Latino Equality Alliance / Vyal Reyes / Eliana Dominguez / Josie Garcia / German Shepherd Rescue of OC / Multicultural Communities for Mobility / Los Angeles Indigenous Peoples Alliance (LAIPA) / Changing Spirits / Las Fotos Project/ Andi Xoch Ni Santas Collective / Lilia Ramirezz /Extera Public / GoEastLos / …and more.
BETWEEN HILL ST + N BROADWAY: Floral- and color-themed altar-ofrendas pay homage to traditional Oaxacan civic plaza installations, contemporary expressions of the iconic double-headed serpent surround park guests, and a Temple Altar pays homage to the feathered serpent god Quetzalcóatl. Created by Lore Productions.
LUNCHTIME TOURS: A rotation of Downtown Dia de los Muertos artists (listed below) will provide insight into their work and process in daily Lore Productions-led tours. Tours occur daily from MON OCT 31 thru SAT NOV 5 and are 30 minutes in length. Meet at Hill St. entrance of Grand Park (adjacent to Metro station) at 12:15pm.
MON OCT 31 Luis Huffington
TUES NOV 1 Heriberto Luna / Marcus Pollitz
WED NOV 2 Kristy Sandoval
THURS NOV 3 Giovanni M Rubio
FRI NOV 4 TBD
SAT NOV 5 Marcus Pollitz
BETWEEN N BROADWAY + SPRING: Till Death Do Us Part – a larger than life wedding scene made with recycled conscious stands tall on the Event Lawn. A whimsical sugar-candy installation along with the iconic Las Calaveritas exhibit contemporary expressions of Dia de los Muertos. Created by Lore Productions.
DOWNTOWN DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS KICKS OFF WITH NOCHE DE OFRENDA, AN EVENT IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SELF HELP GRAPHICS & ART HONORING THE DEAD AND FEATURING PRAYER LED BY THE LOCAL INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY
Information subject to change.
METRO RED or PURPLE LINE TO CIVIC CENTER/GRAND PARK STATION, GOLD LINE TO LITTLE TOKYO/ARTS DISTRICT STATION
Grand Park is an LA County park powered by The Music Center.