Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center celebrates Día de Los Muertos with free events

SAN ANTONIO – The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center celebrates Día de Los Muertos with a free dance production and month-long altar display.

Cultural Arts of Guadeloupe will host a free dance production of La Vida de los Muertos – A Community Celebration of the Día de los Muertos at 6:30 p.m. on November 2 at Plaza Guadalupe, located at 1327 Guadalupe Street.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the outdoor show.

The Guadalupe Dance Company, Dance Academy and Mariachi Academy will participate in the production, which explains the tradition and meaning of Día de Los Muertos through music and dance.

In addition, the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center will present an exhibition of altars during the opening hours of the Guadalupe Latino Bookstore from November 2 to December 2.

Bookstore hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

The exhibit will feature ofrendas lined with bright yellow marigold flowers and photos of the deceased, created by members of the San Antonio community and students from area schools at the Progreso Community Gallery, according to a press release.

A special altar will be displayed by the Lanier High School Visual Arts Department at Galeria Guadalupe, located at 723 S. Brazos Street. The altar will be dedicated to the victims of Uvalde, with a large lectern honoring the two teachers and 19 smaller lecterns for each student.

Galería Guadalupe will also feature photographs inspired by Día De Los Muertos by Rick Vasquez.

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James C. Tibbs