Do your little ones love face painting, spooky stories and getting creative? Cap off the holiday season of costumes at Nickel Plate Arts by celebrating Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) on November 1! The festive holiday honors and celebrates the memory of friends and family members who have passed away. Our kid-friendly, art-filled spin is a great way to introduce your children to this ancient Mexican tradition.

2019 Details

Day of the Dead, November 1, 3:00 – 9:00 p.m.Day of the Dead and November First Friday will collide in this colorful cultural celebration of life and creativity.

This festive Mexican holiday with ancient roots honors and celebrates the memory of friends and family members who have passed away. Our version amplifies the artistic aspects of Day of the Dead to appeal to the young and young at heart.

Kids will explore Mexican art and culture by learning about the holiday’s traditions, participating in crafts (some free, some $5), and enjoying treats! Expect to get hands on and contribute to the community altar while enjoying food, music, face painting, stories, and music with loved ones. Costumes are highly encouraged! Our celebration will put an artsy spin on these popular traditions.

Day of the Dead Activities include: 

  • Calaveras (decorative skulls) painting
  • Candles
  • Shadow Puppets
  • Tissue Paper Marigolds and Paper Picados
  • Coloring sheets

Get Involved

We’re weaving together the fabric of our community. Add your thread during our Day of the Dead festivities! If you are interested in participating as an artist, sponsor or partner, please contact us to start a conversation.

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