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DÍa de los Muertos Celebration

Nov. 2, 2021
FREE! (Registration Required)

Join us for a special community gathering for Día de los Muertos, a celebration of life that demonstrates remembrance, love, and respect for those who have gone before us. The tradition originated in Mexico but is celebrated throughout Latin America and parts of the United States.

This event is free and open to the public. Please register via the link below and review current COVID requirements prior to visiting.


IMPORTANT COVID-19 guidelines, policies, and reservations

Starting at 10 a.m.

FREE Museum Admission
Registration required

Community Ofrenda (In the FAC Sculpture Garden)

Participate in the construction of a community ofrenda in the outdoor sculpture garden throughout the day. Ofrendas are altars created to honor a deceased person and are traditionally loaded with food, flowers and candles. All are welcome to bring something to leave at the ofrenda that celebrates someone special in your life who has passed. (Please refrain from bringing alcohol, tobacco, or anything flammable.) The community ofrenda is free, open, and accessible without entry into the Fine Arts Center.

5–7 p.m.

Enjoy free admission with performances, displays, hands-on art making activities, and more!
Registration required


  • Grupo Folklórico Sabor Latino of Denver | 5 p.m.
  • Colorado College’s Mariachi Tigre ensemble | 5:45 p.m.
  • Local Mexican folk dance group Ballet Folklórico de la Raza | 6:30 p.m.

Hands-on art making activities with Bemis School of Art and local artists

  • Sugar skulls with artist and Bemis instructor Ronee Smith
  • Paper flowers with artist and Bemis instructor Dawn Eeh
  • Papel Picado with artist and community consultant Jerry Vigil

On View in the Museum

Ofrendas created by local schools and community groups

Participating Schools:

  • Cheyenne Mountain Junior High School – District 12
  • Harrison High School – District 2
  • Manitou Middle School – District 14
  • North Middle School – District 11
  • Palmer High School – District 11
  • Widefield Elementary Schools for the Arts – District 3

Participating Community Organizations:

  • Peak Education
  • The Stroud Scholars Program

Student ofrendas will be on display in the museum through Saturday, Nov. 6.


An opportunity to view the newly opened exhibition Ronny Quevedo: at the line. Quevedo’s recent artistic practice, at the line brings together works that weave together layered histories from across the Americas poetically speaking to the formation of diasporic identities.

Continue the Celebration

Continue the Celebration

Guests are invited to follow the path to La Casa, the Spanish Language House at Colorado College with engagement from the CC Mobile Art Van along the way.

Spanish Language House at Colorado College

At the Spanish Language House at Colorado College

Monday, Nov. 1 from 4 to 7 p.m.
Students’ altar making workshop

Tuesday, Nov. 2 from 5 to 9 p.m.
Food, drinks, Fandango concert, and community celebration

At the CC Mobile Art Van on Worner Quad at Colorado College

Tuesday, Nov 2 from 4:30–6:30 p.m.

Música y ofrenda making near Worner Quad at Colorado College

  • 5 p.m. Marichi performance
  • 5:30 p.m. music from Ana Gaby

¡Ven y sé parte de esta hermosa tradición!

Image: Catrina (2009) by Jerry Vigil, gift of the artist, 2011.4


The Anschutz Foundation Colorado Creative Industries
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant for Southwest Arts & Culture
Colorado College Cultural Attractions Fund