Celebrate Hispanic culture and heritage with the Mesquite Arts Council’s 7th annual Día de Los Muertos Celebration on Saturday, Oct. 28.
This free, family-friendly Day of the Dead festival will be held from 4-7 p.m. inside the building and on the grounds of the Mesquite Arts Center and will feature cultural arts workshops, music, dancing, theatrical performances, food trucks and vendors.
Arts workshops will include bring-your-own-t-shirt silk-screening by Durty Laundry Clothing, decorating authentic sugar skulls with Maggie Wolters, bracelet making with Helium Queens’ Poppy Xander, educational paper crafts with ART B, and limited-edition ink-block printing with Iron Frog Press’s “Printshop A Go-Go.”
The celebration will feature live musical performances by Latin Lara, Mesquite ISD’s Mariachi Estrellas de Mesquite, and DJ Storm. Special dance performances will spotlight Grupo Folklorico Mexico Lindo and Jennifer “Bout It” Gonzales.
Don’t miss live performances by Cara Mia Theatre and their mojigangas (large puppets) and the Mesquite Arts Theatre’s “Haunted Hospital Tour,” giving festivalgoers a spooky peek into the Arts Center’s origins as a hospital.
Patrons also can shop with more than a dozen vendors in the “Hecho con Amor” market, and a variety of food trucks and concessions will be available for purchase.
Learn more about Mesquite’s Día de los Muertos Celebration by visiting www.mesquiteartscenter.org.