El Centro de la Raza will be hosting its 12th Annual Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Celebration featuring a free Altar/Ofrenda exhibit, community dinner, and children’s activities.
Tuesday, November 1st, 2016
5:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Ofrenda Exhibit opens through November 18th
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00 am-6:00pm
El Centro de la Raza
2524 16th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144
Día de los Muertos is a time for remembering and honoring the lives of those who have passed. This year’s Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) theme draws attention to systematic racial inequities and calls on people to exercise their right to vote in honor of those who have lost their lives.
This is the fourth year in which renowned Latino local artists Fulgencio Lazo, will build an altar/ofrenda for the exhibit incorporating beautiful artistic expression into our Día de los Muertos Exhibit.
Opening night is expected to draw between 1200-1500 individuals and families for the festivities. The event incorporates the organization’s cultural traditions through ofrendas conceptualized and created by a diverse representation of local community groups. Opening day presentations include Banda Gozona, Danza Azteca, Duo Finelli, Grupo Folklorico Violeta Parra, Salsa n’ Seattle. Presentations will take place at the Centilia Cultural Center, El Centro’s new event space.
Admission to the event is free and includes children’s activities and a variety of cultural entertainment. A free dinner will be served.
El Centro de la Raza’s 2016 Día de los Muertos Celebration is supported by the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, 4 Culture, Washington State Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Arts and Seattle Public Utilities, with media sponsorship by KUOW 94.9.
For more information, please visit www.facebook.com/elcentro72 or www.elcentrodelaraza.org.
El Centro de la Raza
2524 16th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98144
Join us for our 12th annual Día de los Muertos celebration on November 1, 2016 at El Centro de la Raza. Performances will be at our brand new Cultural Events Center, Centilia! This year’s Dia de los Muertos theme draws attention to systematic racial inequities and calls on people to exercise their right to vote in honor of those who have lost their lives.
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