The Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History is celebrating Dia de los Muertos starting today.
Starting today and continuing through Sunday, Nov. 3, visitors are invited to visit the Community Ofrenda altar in the museum’s altar. Community members are asked to remember loved ones they’ve lost by bringing a photograph or memento to place on the altar. This year’s exhibition also features work by students from Costanoa High School, Mission Hill Middle School, Monarch Elementary School, the YWCA Watsonville Teen and the Mariposa’s Art Program, based at Pajaro Valley High School.
On Friday, Nov. 1st, admission will be free in conjunction with First Friday as the museum plays host to the Dia De Los Muertos Community Festival from 4 to 9 p.m. Visitors will get to take part in hands-on crafts such as tissue paper flowers and tin art. Flor DeCana and ZunZun will perform live music after a full Mexican dinner in the museum’s back courtyard, and Grupo Folklorico Los Mejicas will be dancing away.