TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12 / 11 AM – 4 PM

Special Events

17th Annual Day of the Dead / Día de los Muertos

10/29/2017 / 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Honoring Local Mexican Musicians of the Past 

The Des Moines Art Center is proud to host the 17th annual Día de los Muertos / Day of the Dead celebration. 

Day of the Dead is a traditional Latino celebration that honors the lives of members of the community who have recently passed away, as well as a festive day of music, dancing, food and drink, art activities, and remembrances for the whole family.

This year's celebration will honor the influence of the many local Mexican bands that provided the community with traditional and modern sounds, playing an important role in the lives of many, from weddings to quinceañera celebrations to family reunions.

Celebration Activities

Entertainment by Mariachi Zapata

Art activities in the studios

Traditional Day of the Day bread

Mexican hot chocolate by Zanzibar's Coffee Adventure

Food available for purchase by Tamale's Industry

Cash bar

Museum Shop open for Day of the Dead merchandise

Free shuttle from Merrill Middle School

12:30 pm and 2:30 pm
Bilingual tours of the Art Center (Spanish and English)

1 and 3 pm
Film screening in Levitt Auditorium: Music of our Fathers
Vince Valdez, director

Location Information:
Des Moines Art Center
4700 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312

2017-10-29 12:00:00 2017-10-29 16:00:00 America/Chicago 17th Annual Day of the Dead / Día de los Muertos Honoring Local Mexican Musicians of the Past  The Des Moines Art Center is proud to host the 17th annual Día de los Muertos / Day of the Dead celebration.  Day of the Dead is a traditional Latino celebration that honors the lives of members of the community who have recently passed away, as well as a festive day of music, dancing, food and drink, art activities, and remembrances for the whole family. This year's celebration will honor the influence of the many local Mexican bands that provided the community with traditional and modern sounds, playing an important role in the lives of many, from weddings to quinceañera celebrations to family reunions. Celebration Activities Entertainment by Mariachi Zapata Art activities in the studios Traditional Day of the Day bread Mexican hot chocolate by Zanzibar's Coffee Adventure Food available for purchase by Tamale's Industry Cash bar Museum Shop open for Day of the Dead merchandise Free shuttle from Merrill Middle School 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm Bilingual tours of the Art Center (Spanish and English) 1 and 3 pm Film screening in Levitt Auditorium:  Music of our Fathers Vince Valdez, director Des Moines Art Center 4700 Grand Avenue Des Moines, IA 50312

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