FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
In celebration of the traditional Mexican holiday, Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)
Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Bakersfield Museum of Art
6th annual Altares de Familia
(Bakersfield, CA) A family centered, cultural festival enjoyed and celebrated by people of all backgrounds. Its vibrant color, celebratory ambiance and its strong ties to traditional folk art make it an artistic and meaningful experience. On this special day, people gather to honor and remember friends and family who have passed, by creating altars, special foods, & traditional arts to honor deceased loved ones.
“We are excited to partner with the BMOA this year as well as community members and families, one in particular – the Patino Family - to provide this amazing cultural event to community,” stated Jay Tamsi, President/CEO. “Altares is a family-friendly event which provides cultural and educational awareness to all ethnicities and cultures.”
At BMOA student art pieces created in honor of the event will be displayed and juried. In the garden area stroll through and view the altars created by local community members. Join us in the park, adjacent to the museum and enjoy traditional Aztec dancers, youth mariachi, Mexican folk dancing, Mexican cuisine, children's crafts area, cultural craft vendors, traditional calavera face painting and a Latin dance band (cumbia band) to close this phenomenal event.
We are currently seeking sponsorships and vendors, if interested contact the chamber office; and families interested in displaying an altar are encouraged to contact the museum to reserve a space.
Sunday, November 2, 2014
4:00 pm-9:00 pm
Bakersfield Museum of Art/Central Park at Mill Creek
1930 R Street
Bakersfield CA 93301
Admission: $3 per person, children 6 and under free