Arlington Arts Center will host its 16th annual Dia de los Muertos celebration on Saturday, November 2 from 5 - 8 pm. Event includes family-friendly art projects, face painting, live dance performances, and traditional mariachi music.
Mexican hot chocolate and pan de muerto will be served at Arlington Arts Center with delicious options from acclaimed local food trucks available on the lawn.
In conjunction with the celebration, AAC’s Día de los Muertos exhibition will feature Arte de Estambre works by Francisco Loza. These works reflect themes that include interpretations of Huichol ceremonies and spirituality, Mexican families and cultural traditions, the environment, and immigration.
On Friday, November 1 and Saturday, November 2, Robin Bell and Claudia Olivos will incorporate the themes of Día de los Muertos into Fiesta de los Ancestros, a unique projection on AAC’s facade. Robin Bell, founder of Bell Visuals, is a multimedia artist based in Washington, DC, whose video collage work combines creativity and political activism. Claudia Olivos is an Arlington-based artist whose paintings celebrate and honor the energy of the Divine Feminine.
Please note that parking will not be available in our parking lot for the duration of the event. Street parking is available throughout the neighborhood and we are located one block from the Virginia Square metro station.