Dia de Muertos 2017

 

38th Annual Muertos de la Risa

Muertos de la Risa marks its 38th Annual Dia de Muertos community procession, the longest running Day of the Dead event in Pilsen. Rooted in Mexican tradition, Dia de Muertos serves as a joyous occasion to celebrate life and honor the memory of loved ones that have passed away.

This culminating event is a multi-disciplinary spectacle that includes face painting, performances and a grand, community procession with large puppets, decorated hand-pushed carts and street-level ofrendas (alters). The evening concludes with light refreshments of hot chocolate and Pan de Muerto (bread of the dead).  Bring your walking shoes, your muertos inspired attire, and/or your own mobile ofrenda. 

In a city that is sometimes too hostile for our young people, ElevArte is prompted by a simple question: How do we love our youth?  The answer is complicated, especially for young people of color. To reach success they must rise above systematic challenges, violence and oppressive expectations. We counter erasure by providing a space to honor the memory of our ancestors and friends gone too soon while building community towards a brighter future for our young people.

We welcome all neighbors, families and friends for an evening of spectacle, solidarity and ancestral remembrance.

Thursday, November 2nd 2017

Dvorak Park, 1119 W. Cullerton Chicago, IL 60608

FREE & open to the community

3:30: Face Painting & photobooth
5:30: Performances
6:00: Community Procession
7:00: Refreshments

 

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Become a vendor or community resource! 

COMMUNITY RESOURCE AREA
Price: Free
Provides resources or services to community for free. REGISTER TODAY

  • 10 x 10 space
  • Booth without electricity
  • Includes canopy tent (Free) 
  • Table available (Limited Availability)

Community merchant
Price: $75
Non-Profit Merchants / Artisans / Crafters / Retailers
REGISTER TODAY  

  • 10 x 10 space
  • Booth without electricity
  • Tents available for rent (Additional $100 fee)
  • Table available (Limited Availability)
     

Food Vendor
Price: $200
REGISTER TODAY

  • 10 x 10 space
  • Booth without electricity
  • Tents available for rent (Additional $100 fee)
  • Table available (Limited Availability)

Become a VOLUNTEER!

Help bridge the community together by volunteering for this cultural event. CLICK HERE!