On November 2 – 4, 2017, SAY Sí presents its 11th annual Muertitos Fest, a 3-day Día de los Muertos festival celebrating art, life and death. Muertitos Fest honors the tradition that ties our city to Mexico and commemorates the rich Mexican-American culture of San Antonio. With this year’s theme, “Tierra y Libertad,” artwork, altars and performances will focus on the Mexican Revolution.
Every year, SAY Sí curates one of San Antonio’s most comprehensive Día de los Muertos celebrations, providing educational context to the important holiday with three days of unique cultural happenings including: a multidisciplinary showcase of student Día de los Muertos art, themed altars to honor the departed, family folk art workshops, food booths, an artisan mercado as well as live cultural performances highlighting local dancers, musicians and entertainers.
This year, SAY Sí will also reveal two large-scale sculptures created in collaboration with Colectivo Ultima Hora, a renowned 6-member team of Mexican artists. These skilled artists travelled from Mexico City this summer for a 2-week residency, working with SAY Sí students to create 12-foot sculptures depicting key members of the Mexican Revolution, Emiliano Zapata and a soldadera.
Muertitos Fest Opening Night Fiesta: Thursday, November 2, 2017 | 7:00 – 10:30 pm | Price: $35 Presale, $40 At the Door (Only 100 tickets available) Purchase tickets at: https://give.classy.org/mf2017
An intimate and high-spirited fiesta where patrons can dine on Mexican delicacies paired with specialty libations. Move your body to the expressive sounds of local musicians and explore the unique artwork and altars. Join in on our Día de los Muertos costume contest and be the first to purchase traditional crafts in our artisan mercado. Only 100 tickets available!
Muertitos Fest First Friday: Friday, November 3, 2017 | 6:00 – 10:00 pm | Free & Open to the Public
The Muertitos Fest festivities continue with a Día de los Muertos First Friday celebration. Enjoy the exhibits, altars, festive food and artisan booths. Participate in hands-on art activities and be entertained with live musical and dance performances on two stages throughout the evening.
Muertitos Fest Family Day: Saturday, November 4, 2017 | 12:00 – 4:00 pm | Free & Open to the Public
Bring the kids! On this family-friendly final day of Muertitos Fest, you can get hands-on with various folk art workshops, get your face painted and shop for treasures from one-of-a-kind artist vendors. Enjoy a special family program of music and performances in the SAY Sí Black Box Theatre.
All events take place at: SAY Sí Central, 1518 South Alamo
San Antonio, TX 78204
For additional information visit www.saysi.org or call 210.212.8666