The FIGGE Art Museum in Davenport in partnership with LULAC QC and Hola America would like to invite you to the annual Day of the Dead Celebration at the FIGGE on Sunday October 30 from Noon to 5 PM.
This traditional Mexican holiday, The Day of the Dead, is a profoundly serious occasion celebrated with great joy, laughter, music and dance as we remember the lives of lost loved ones. Enjoy free admission all day as you join us to celebrate the rich cultural traditions of El Día de los Muertos through art projects, live performances, music and food.
There will be plenty of activities for children and the whole family.
Families can see how traditional Calaveras de azúcar (sugar skulls) are made, and then decorate one to take home. Kids and their bigs can create a calavera out of clay or make a pop-up Day of the Dead scene, make a marigold or butterfly to leave in memory at the community altar, or to take home to enjoy.
And of course you can have your face painted to look like a Catrina or Calavera. You can also walk through the Figge’s permanent collection and view the larger than life Catrinas on display.
The program include a couple of short animated films about the holiday and performances by the Quad Cities ballet Folklorico and the Glenview Mariachi Band
After the program there will be authentic Mexican food to sample.
This event is brought to you by the FIGGE Art Museum in Partnership with LULAC QC and Hola America. With sponsorship by Regional Development Authority, Ascentra Credit Union and the QC Times.
For more information visit the FIGGE’s or Hola America News Facebook pages.