Day of the Dead Art Exhibit and Celebration
This special community event will include a memorial altar display, food, live music, drumming, a fire pit, and art therapy activities for kids and adults to celebrate the lives of our loved ones. Children's Craft Time from 4:00-5:30 p.m. will provide families with the opportunity to make special kid-friendly Day of the Dead themed crafts. Adult hours (ages 13+) from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
For COVID-safety masks will be required and capacity is limited.
Day of the Dead Event Details
Community celebration and altar presentation: November 1, 2020 | 4 – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Center 615, 615 Main St, Nashville, TN 37206 (Learn about Center 615)
Zoom Info Session
Would you like to create an altar to display at our event?
Attend the zoom info session to learn how.
We will walk you through the simple steps to create a cigar box “altar” to celebrate a loved one who has died. Altars typically include photos of the loved one/s as well as objects representing their favorite things in life: food, drink, books, flowers, etc. Cigar boxes will be provided by Alive. Or use your own structure. This event is for all ages.
Building your altar:
Altars are made to celebrate deceased loved ones. Building an altar can be a wonderful way to heal, especially when a traditional funeral is not possible. Consider creating one on your own or with a group. Cigar boxes will be provided free of charge, available to pick up at Alive's Grief Center. Details provided with registration.
Need a safe place to build?
Schedule time in our Grief Center Art Room.
Sharing your altar:
You are invited to share an altar with the community at our celebration November 1. We will accept submissions by individuals, families, and groups.
Day of the Dead celebrations are growing in cities around the world, and many galleries host beautiful altar displays to bring the community together and provide a space for reflection.
Help us expand this tradition in Nashville!
About Day of the Dead: El Dia de los Muertos
Day of the Dead tradition culminates Nov 2. The days leading up to it are a time of familial and community celebration and bonding. Humorous portrayals of skeletons and death remind the living to make the most of their precious time together. Families cook and share traditional food and remember their loved ones who have died.
Learn more about the important traditions that inspired our event.