Dia de los Muertos to be celebrated with art, live music, and dancing

LAKE ELSINORE – Studio 395 in conjunction with the Lake Elsinore Downtown Merchants Association is presenting Dia de los Muertos celebration on the historic streets of downtown Lake Elsinore Saturday, Nov. 3, from 5 to 9 p.m. Dia de los Muertos is a traditional Mexican holiday to honor those you love and respect that have passed away.

To add to the excitement of the event here will be ballet folkloric dancers and live music throughout the event featuring: Sal & Isela Con Los Salerosos and Friend of The Devil.

Participants are able to compose alters or contribute to one of the four unique community alters honoring specific

Musicians: Artists of any time, nationality or genre.

Artists: Visual artists of any time, nationality or genre.

Military: The noble who fought and died for liberty.

Lake Elsinore Notables: Past residents of Lake Elsinore.

Simply bring a picture and/or a memento connected to the honored deceased to be placed on the community alter for the evening. Say a prayer to wish them well and hope they will watch over you.

La Unica Bakery will be selling traditional Day of the Dead skull bread and all the shops downtown will still have their Halloween decorations in the windows. Visit Mora’s Antiques and see the special Dia de los Muertos art of Chad Mora showing in “Backroom” gallery.

Maria’s Collectables also has a “Mezzanine” gallery presenting Day of the Dead art. Also on display will be an interesting collection of traditional sugar skulls created by local youth group at Planet Youth and Studio 395 artists. If you create Dia de los Muertos art and would like to display some pieces, contact Suzie Rupnow at (951) 805-0241.

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