Altar Display for the 2nd Annual Dia de los Muertos Celebration in Petworth
Join the Petworth Arts Collaborative for their 2nd Annual Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead celebration in the Ward 4 neighborhood of Petworth with partners Georgia Avenue Thrive.

As part of this celebration, we are having an altar making workshop on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 9am-1pm at the Petworth Farmers Market on 4148 9th St. NW, DC.

We would be honored to have you participate by showcasing your Altars during our Day of the Dead procession on Friday, November 2, 2018 from 6:00pm-9:00pm at participating venues along the 800 block of Upshur Street.

Those interested in attending the FREE Altar making on Saturday October 27th are invited to leave their completed Altars with Petworth Arts representatives at the Petworth Farmers Market and can pick them up after the Altar viewing procession on Friday, November 2nd. Those unable to participate in the workshop but still want to showcase an Altar, please email to arrange drop-off.

Petworth Arts Collaborative will provide boxes of various sizes for the shadow box Altars, and additional supplies.
We ask that you do not light candles or incense or display any alcoholic beverages for the Altars.

Deadline to apply is Saturday, October 27th at 1:00pm

About Dia de los Muertos Altars:

A Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) altar is meant to honor the memory of someone who touched your life. This can be anyone from a family member to a historical leader. Anyone who had a positive impact on your life can be the subject
of your Day of the Dead altar. People also make altars to show their support for others. Your altar could be dedicated to a group of family members or even a group of people such as those who died for a certain cause. There are two aspects to altar making on el Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead). The first is to communicate with those that are no longer physically with us. The second aspect is the connection it provides us to the world at large and to our place in the after-life. By building an altar we are acknowledging that we go on and that not being physically present isn’t the same as being gone.

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