For the 34th year, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art will honor the Mexican tradition of remembering the dead with a display of altars created by students in the museum’s outreach programs and community groups.
Día de los Muertos-inspired art activities for all ages will be offered 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22 on the front terrace and in the Family Resource Center.
New this year, the event will conclude at 3:45 p.m. with a procession down State Street to the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB) with Latinx indigenous immigrant community members, and traditional dances and music from the Mixtec and Zapotec region of Oaxaca.
For the procession, costumed participation (Catarinas, Calaveras, and skull or skeleton and human and animal inspired designs) is encouraged.
Dance groups leading the march are:
Danza de Diablos de la Mixteca Baja grupo Agua Azul de Santiago Juxthahuaca Oaxaca
Oaxacacreations Monos de Calenda de Ejutla de Crespo, Oaxaca
Banda de Viento San Jorge
Los hijos de San Juan Mixtepec