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Expanded Third Annual Scottsdale Dia de los Muertos Festival Announced

Industry: Lifestyle

Highly anticipated larger-than-life cross cultural festival 2x larger than last year

Scottsdale, AZ (PRUnderground) October 7th, 2019

LORE Media & Arts and the Old Adobe Mission present The Expanded Third Annual Scottsdale Dia de los Muertos Festival, a FREE full day event celebrating the rich, ancient tradition of Dia de Los Muertos, commonly known as “Day of The Dead”.

What: The largest Scottsdale Dia de los Muertos festival to date with a widely expanded footprint, triple the number of fine-art installations, increased live dance and music performances, face painting, crafts, food and fun for the entire family.

Scottsdale dia de Los Muertos brings together world-class visual and performing artists, educators and local community to create a vibrant, entertaining, larger than life cross cultural experience.

When: Saturday November 2, 2019, 9am-10:30pm

Where:   Old Adobe Mission, 3817 N. Brown Ave, at 1st Street in Downtown Scottsdale, Arizona

Price: FREE

What Happens:

This year, LORE Media & Arts presents and the City of Scottsdale hosts  a stunning new collection of mural art panels painted by top tier artists from the newly expanded Arizona Collective, co-curated by Lucretia Torva. The panels will pay homage to the Aztec Deity of Death, Mictlantechutli, and the Mesoamerican spiritual symbol of the hummingbird.

They will accompany new additions to LORE’s large scale sculptured Grand Skull collection which will also be on display. The new skulls were painted by renowned muralist Lalo Cota and the father-and-son team Such and Champ Styles.

Both Brown and 1st streets will be closed and converted to a giant Scottsdale Dia de Los Muertos wonderland. Attendees are encouraged to wear Day of the Dead (Calaca) makeup and/or attire to become part of the festivities.

Scottsdale dia de Los Muertos features larger than life fine art sculptures, installations, altars, mural paintings, family activities, music, storytelling, live painting, dance, food and community altars designed by local families, OLPH Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church members and the Scottsdale Boys and Girls Club.

A stage has been added, where a vibrant array of Dia de Los Muertos performances will be seen and heard throughout the day. The world renowned Grandeza Mexicana troupe will perform Folklorico dance. Live Mariachis and traditional Aztec dancers will dazzle and amaze. Musical ensemble Eternal Mercy will perform. Educator and theatre artist Olivia Treviño will give engaging historical lectures and theatrical performances of Aztec myths accompanied by the Mesoamerican instrumentation of Juan Carlos Morales.

The event will culminate in a community procession led by local art leaders and an energetic performance of traditional Mexican Chileno and Aztec dancing.

Robert Ramirez, LORE Media & Arts spokesman said: “As Scottsdale Dia de Los Muertos enters its third year, we are excited to welcome local communities and out of state visitors of all cultural backgrounds to learn about and partake in this festive ancient and historical tradition which reinforces familial bonds.”

LORE Media & Arts specializes in cultural event production. Serving the community, via the arts.

About Dia de los Muertos Festival

LORE Media & Arts specializes in cultural event production. Serving the community, via the arts and presents the annual Dia de los Festival in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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