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 created by Mujeres de Maiz and Ni Santas Collective invites 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 at 12:00 noon daily from MON OCT 30 thru SAT NOV 4 and last about 30 minutes. Meet at Hill St. entrance of Grand Park (adjacent to Metro station).
On Nov 4, additional tours will be held at 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm as part of Grand Avenue Arts: All Access, and those will meet at the park entrance on Grand Ave.
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.