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Free "Dia de Los Muertos" celebration underway at Fine Arts Center

Posted at 12:04 PM, Nov 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-01 14:17:45-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — The "Fine Arts Center" at Colorado College is inviting the community to learn more about "Dia de Los Muertos," or Day of the Dead.

The traditional Mexican holiday, which is celebrated in Latin America and the United States, honors departed loved ones through a display of memorabilia.

It typically starts on October 30 and goes through November 1 or November 2.

School-children learning about the holiday helped create the collection on display right now, proving it's a lot more than just a spooky ritual.

"We're trying to show the deeper meaning which is about [...] using art and culture, music, food, ceremony, and ritual - all those things connecting to our deeper cultural experience," said Polly Nordstrand, a curator for the Fine Arts Center.

The Fine Arts Center located at 30 West Dale Street will be offering free admission now Friday and Saturday because they want the celebration to be accessible to everyone.

Here are those dates and times:

  • Friday 10:00 a.m. through 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday 11:00 a.m. through 7:30 p.m.

On Saturday, you'll have access to free food tastings, art-making opportunities and musical performances.

This is all made possible thanks to a partnership between organizations like Colorado College, Palmer Ridge High School, and the Latino Community Luncheon.

You can learn more about the event here.