This year let’s celebrate and honor our dearly departed together but socially distanced. As part of the LCA’s continued initiative to bring events, exhibits, and programming right to your home, LCA will be presenting our Annual Dia De Los Muertos Cultural Celebration in a whole new way! Laredo Center for the Art’s will be hosting a Virtual Dia de Los Muertos Cultural Celebration coming straight to your home! The week will feature virtual Musical and Dance Performances and Art workshops. LCA will share our Virtual Dia de Los Muertos Cultural Celebration with our local community and to people across the world, expanding our Celebration in ways we never thought possible. We invite you to participate in one of our three Día de los Muertos themed workshops. Learn how to make your own altar ofrenda components such as papel picado, and paper flowers. You can also sign up for a Catrina face painting workshop. Through these workshops, participants will learn about some of the traditional items used in a Day of the Dead altar, and how to honor a departed loved one. Workshop Dates: How to make Pape
l Picado November 4, 6pm-7pm How to make Paper Flowers November 5, 6pm-7pm Catrina Face Painting November 6, 6pm-7pm These workshops are free and open to the public. To register, visit Eventbrite. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have all lost loved ones which has made this year especially challenging. Let’s honor them by celebrating their lives! We encourage everyone to participate in our Community Altar Installation. Bring by an ofrenda or offering that we can add to our community altar. Laredo Center for the Arts is located in the HeART ❤️ of downtown Laredo at 500 San Agustin Ave. For more information call (956)725-1715 or visit www.laredoartcenter.org. Hours of operation are Tuesday-Saturday from 11am-4pm #DiaDeLosMuertos#CulturalCelebration#DowntownLaredo#holalaredo About Dia de los Muertos: Day of the Dead is an important Latin American tradition that takes place on November 1st and 2nd. It is a time when friends and family gather to honor and remember loved ones through celebration of life! The origins trace back to the pre-Columbian era when death was viewed as a transformation and continuation of life. This ancient belief evolved into the modern tradition of commemorating loved ones with altars decorated with sugar skulls, flowers, photographs, favorite foods, and memorabilia of the deceased. Family and friends share stories and memories, sing songs, and play music to celebrate those who have passed on.