For Immediate Release - Scottsdale Dia de los Muertos 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Scottsdale Dia de los Muertos 2018 offers a Free Family Fun Event for Everyone
Cross cultural experience, entertainment, large scale artwork, and family fun to be had at the Day of the Dead celebration
SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA, OCTOBER 8, 2018 - The Scottsdale Dia de los Muertos grand opening event begins Friday November 2, 2018 at 4:00 PM and ends at 10:00 PM, with viewing to continue through the weekend. This celebration offers a unique, entertaining, and larger than life cross cultural experience for all attendees.
The City of Scottsdale, and Experience Scottsdale are proud host of the 2018 Dia de los Muertos celebration, to be held at the Old Adobe Mission in downtown Scottsdale. The event will be free of charge, and Day of the Dead makeup and attire are encouraged.
Grandeza Mexicana, the premier Mexican ballet folklorico company in the U.S., and LORE Media & Arts have teamed up with the Old Adobe Mission (Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Parish) with the City of Scottsdale, to host the event. These entities have worked to create a community-focused event intended to bring people of all cultures together, while learning about Day of the Dead traditions. and intentions.
Scottsdale’s Dia de los Muertos event will celebrate this ancient Aztec ritual ofremembering the dead and mocking death itself. Larger than life fine art installations,altars, paintings, performances, family activities, music, dance and an interactive community altar will be displayed, to bring communities together.
The grand opening event Noche de Ofrendas: An “Evening of Offerings” will feature some of the most compelling and entertaining performances of the event, including the Arizona Diamondbacks presentation of their newly created Los Dbacks Grand Scull. The Evening of Offerings runs from 4:00 pm until 10:00 pm. Art and Altars will be open November 3 and 4, from 9:00 am until 9:00 pm.
LORE Media & Arts’ Robert Ramirez, spokesman for Scottsdale Dia de los MuertScottsdale Dia de los Muertos 2018 offers a Free Family Fun Event for Everyoneos said, “We are encouraged by the large attendance of last year’s Scottsdale Dia de los Muertos event, and wish to invite everyone
to witness this regional event, focusing on large scale art, altar offerings and Dia de los Muertos inspired cultural performance to create and reinforce cross cultural bonds. Dia de los Muertos places focus on family, community, and issues of life and death.”
The Old Adobe Mission is among the oldest buildings in Scottsdale, constructed in 1933. Recently renovated, it has become a center for community events. The venue serves as a beautiful and timeless backdrop for the Scottsdale’s Dia de los Muertos celebration.
A new Dia de los Muertos large scale Art collective co-curated with Lucretia Torva and featuring 15 local artist will be unveiled during the celebrations. Marcus Pollitz (Tournament of Roses Float and sculpture artist), will be joined by famed national Aztec storyteller Michael Heralda. The event will also feature performances by internationally recognized Aztec ceremonial dancers Grandeza Mexicana, and Zarco and Carmen Guerrero, local art leaders and founders of Cultural Coalition and Phoenix Dia de los Muertos will collaborate and perform a musical presentation during Friday’s “Evening of Offerings”.
Scottsdale Dia de los Muertos 2018
Scottsdale Dia de los Muertos 2018 is a free to attend, family focused event where attendees can learn about and celebrate The Day of the Dead in downtown Scottsdale.
Hosts: The City of Scottsdale and Experience Scottsdale
Presenters: LORE Media & Arts, the Old Adobe Mission and Grandeza Mexicana are thrilled to offer this event, full of fun, culture, music and dance.
Scottsdale Dia de los Muertos 2017