Celebrate Dia de Los Muertos this year from October 9 through November 2 in Islamorada
Please join us for our annual Dia de Los Muertos Ancestral Celebration event which kicks off October 9, with installation of several traditional Dia de Los Muertos Altar displays at the Florida Keys History & Discovery Center, which will part of the guest experience daily 10am-5pm between October 9 through November 2. Drop by and check out this tradition as part of the Ancestral Celebration during business hours, Tuesday-Saturday.
Community Arts & Culture coordinated the exhibit and contributed the design and installation of the art displays below:
Altar Space 1
Universal Themed Tree Mannequin: “Aye, si también todos florecemos | Ahh yes, we all flower”
“Cuentos de mis ancestros | Tales of my ancestors”
Altar Space 2
Indigenous Mexican Themed “Ofrendas | Offerings”
To include Sugar and Paper Mache skulls, butterflies and hummingbird offerings that were created by Key Largo and Marathon elementary school students
Altar Space 3
Afro/Cuban/Haitian Themed “Spirit Table”
November 2 is the Annual Dia de Los Muertos Ancestral Celebration
Festivities kick off starting at 2 pm at the Florida Keys History & Discovery Center with the Sugar Skull Station Workshop ($5 fee, pre-registration required).
Ancestral Procession begins at 5 pm
Whether you sign up for the workshop or just want to participate in the ancestral procession, you will want to be at the museum by 5 pm in full regalia to take part. The procession is a free event for everyone! Bring the entire family.
At 5 pm, the featured Ameyal Mexican Folklore Ensemble will lead the ancestral procession dressed in their exquisite themed attire from the Keys History & Discovery Center to the Florida Keys Brewery Co., where they will take the stage in the Beer Garden. (This is approximately 1/2 mile walk.)
You won’t want to miss these multi-generational performers who will share the many genres of Afro-Mexican Folk Dance and Music presenting their unique cultural experiences.
Register for the Sugar Skull Station Workshop
As part of the annual Dia de Los Muertos Ancestral Celebration event November 2, 2022, will be the kick-off event of the Sugar Skull Station Workshop. Price per person is $5.00 and the workshop is from 2-5 pm at the Keys History & Discovery Center, 82100 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL, on the grounds of the Islander Resort.
The Sugar Skull Station Workshop is $5 per person and registration is required in advance for each person participating. Please note: There is no drop-off service and all children must be accompanied by an adult.
By registering you acknowledge and agree to videos and photos taken during this workshop.
To Register for Skull Workshop – Click Here.
Incorporated in September 2002, Community Arts and Culture, Inc. (CAC) is a Miami-based non-profit organization that fosters an appreciation and understanding of a vast assortment of arts and cultures through workshops, lectures and artistic performances in local communities for individuals of all ages and social backgrounds.
CAC has a track record of community collaborations which have earned the support of many other organizations and sponsors, such as the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the non-profit organization La Fortuna, Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar, the FloridaDepartment of State’s Division of Cultural Affairs, the City of Miami Beach, the Little Haiti Cultural Complex, the Moksha Arts Collective, Miami–Dade College, the Monroe County Tourist Development Council, and the Rhythm Foundation. These harmoniousrelations help CAC fulfill their co-presenting mission to the community.
In 2018, Executive and Artistic Director Jose Elias was recognized by the Knight Foundation as a Knights Art Champion, which allowed him to donate $10,000 to CAC for the production of the 2019 season of events. In 2019, Afro Roots Fest was named “Best Music Festival” by the Miami New Times in weekly’s “Best of Miami” edition.
For more information, please visitthe brand new website at CommunityArtsandCulture.org.