Monday, November 2, 2015

Encinitas Dia de los Muertos

by Patricia Frischer

Sun. Nov 1, 2015 from 1-5 pm.  

This wonderful community event was produced by Encinitas Friends of the Arts at Encinitas Community Center  (1140 Oakcrest Park Drive, Encinitas, 92024) with a generous grant by the county of SD through supervisor Dave Roberts.  Many Ofrendas were created including a huge one in the gym near the stage as well as in the trunks of multiple low riders parked in front of the center.  This was fun for the whole family including an  art exhibits, live art demos,  mask making, sugar skull and paper flower workshops. face painting, food trucks. opportunity drawings and giveaways including a computer tablet. Day of the Dead celebrations honor the memory of a loved one or friend with a photo or a remembrance to an alter. We understand that approx 3000 folks attended this FREE event. More info: Naimeh Tanha Woodward

Dave Roberts, county supervisor

Dave and daughter Natalee

Catherine Blaskespeare, vice mayor with daughter and MC for the event

Naimeh Tahna president of Encinitas Friends of the Arts with costume winner

low rider trunk alters

One of the lovely volunteer greeters. Over 200 volunteers, and performers and workshop teachers made this an amazing event for the community

Main Ofrendas

Live demo by Crow

Fabulous prizes in the free opportunity draw

paper flower workshop

Sugar skull workshop

Mask making workshop

face painting

One scary dude!

fabulous food from the trunks out front

Photo opportunity (Irene de Watteville and sister)

Scariest face of them all...yours truly

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for letting me know about this in time to see it, Patricia!