Community members of all ages and local artists are being asked to contribute art for community ofrendas as part of Día de los Muertos, an ancient tradition in Mexico that has become popular the world over.
The ofrendas or secular altars with traditional offerings to departed loved ones, will be public art installations. The main ofrenda will be at Kings Beach Library; two satellite ofrendas will be at Spindleshanks and Las Panchitas restaurants in Kings Beach.
Sturdy displays must fit on a maximum base size of 20-inches-by-18-inches or smaller and may be made of any media. The artwork should reflect Día de los Muertos traditions; inventive interpretations are encouraged. Traditionally ofrendas can range from simple to elaborate and may include some or all traditional items such as photographs, flowers, candles, feathers, etc. The deadline to submit art is Sept. 20.
The ofrendas will open on Oct. 23 at the library and on Oct. 24 at the restaurants.
A family-friendly public reception will be held at the library on Nov. 3 from 2 to 4 p.m. | Cruz Ortiz Zamarron email@example.com, (530) 546-2176