Day of the Dead Arts Festival
The art of respect and celebration.
Photo courtesy of Living Arts of Tulsa.
Friday, Nov. 1, 5-11 p.m.
Wake the dead and your sense of art adventure at Living Arts of Tulsa’s annual festival of music, dancing, art and Hispanic culture. The Day of the Dead Arts Festival condenses the traditional observance of honoring the dead with graveside dinners, marigolds and tokens of affection with a night featuring the "Altared Spaces" exhibit. More than 30 altars erected by locals – artists or not – tell the life and stories of deceased loved ones. Photos, favorite items, foods and video are all used in these multimedia memorials. Outside, two stages showcase Tulsa’s awesome community of Hispanic dancers and musicians along with arts and crafts vendors set up in the Brady Arts District. Watch, dance and stroll to take in all the sights, including this year’s new Dia de los Muertos murals, the fire dances and the skeleton parade. The Day of the Dead festival is for all and takes place 5-11 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at Living Arts, 307 E. Brady St. Ages 12 and under get in free. Admission for the rest of us is $5. Visit www.livingarts.org for more.