Time for Jackson’s annual Latino arts tradition, our Day of the Dead Altar Walk–to be followed by a Day of the Dead Party at Lyndsay McCandless Contemporary. Happening on Monday, November 2 – you will have changed your clocks back an hour by then – the walk begins at 5:30 pm, departing from the Center for the Arts lobby (check to see which lobby, east or west). Walk along Pearl Avenue with other D.O.D. enthusiasts and savor–appreciate–the great creativity, spirit and love behind these traditional altars. Mexico’s Day of the Dead celebrates life, and offers up kudos to loved ones moved on to another dimension.
They’re still with us, though—you can be sure of that. Be open to receive them, and messages from your loved ones will come to you.
Following the walk, join the festivities at Lyndsay McCandless Contemporary; it’s a party for all ages with delicious Mexican fare, sugar skull decorating AND…a LIVE ALTAR PERFORMANCE. Cool.
If you can’t make the Walk, you have until November 3 to visit the altars. Check with Ladrillos para los Artes, our local organization supporting Latino cultural arts and programming. All events are free and family friendly.
Altar Walk Store Fronts: Center for the Arts, Bank of Jackson Hole, Cloudveil, Arteffects,Pearl Street Bagels, Antler Motel, JH Meat and Fish Co., Bon Appe Thai, Betty Rocks, Lyndsay McCandless Contemporary Gallery, Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church.
Altar artists: Susan Thulin, Nona Yehia, Jennifer Daniels, Alissa Davies, Babs Case, Meleta Buckstaff, Vanessa Sultzer, Stacey Walker, Madeleine Mundt, Cindee George, Teton Literacy Students, Middle School Students, Spanish Council at Our Lady of the Mountains.
Other D.O.D. inspired activities are listed here. Contact Oona Doherty at 690-5264 for details.
Traditional Mexican Cooking Class
Friday October 30
Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church
Space is limited. To register contact Oona Doherty: 690-5264 or [email protected]
Children’s Sugar Skull Decorating Workshop
Sunday November 1
2-4pm Children 5 and up
Teton County Library
No sign-up, drop-ins welcome.
Day of the Dead Altar Walk
Monday November 2
Begins in the Center for the Arts Lobby
Day of the Dead Fiesta
Monday November 2
Lyndsay McCandless Contemporary Gallery
130 South Jackson Street
Homeade Mexican food and beer, dead bread and hot chocolate and sugar skull decorating!