Downtown Dia De Los Muertos

Spanning four city blocks, downtown LA’s Grand Park has been transformed for the Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Altars + Art Exhibition. Over 50 community altars and commissioned works of art will be displayed across the park through November 5th. This is a fantastic way to experience the Mexican holiday in remembrance of friends and family members who have died. 

As I walked through the park, I was in awe of the intricate and vibrant displays. I learned about the symbolism found in the altars represented by the by the four main elements of nature. At the Sugar Skull Community Altar I left a written tribute to my grandmother and uncle. I even posed in the City of Los Angeles photo-op altar.

I highly recommend this fascinating exhibit. Explore on your own now through November 5th anytime the park is open, 5:30 am to 10:00 pm. Daily lunchtime tours with artists Olivia Treviño and Robert Ramirez provide insight into their work and process. The 30 minute tours are available through November 5th and meet at the Hill St. entrance to Grand Park at 12 noon.

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