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.
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 30 thru SAT NOV 4 and are 30 minutes in length. Meet at Hill St. entrance of Grand Park (adjacent to Metro station) at 12:15pm.
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.