Free Family Day at the Santa Paula Art Museum to Celebrate Dia de los Muertos

SANTA PAULA, CA – Celebrate Dia de los Muertos at the Santa Paula Art Museum! The Museum will be hosting a free Family Day Event on Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Admission is free for the whole family. Families can participate in traditional hands-on art activities such as papelpicado, La Catrina and El Catrin puppets, bonnets and sombreros, and decorate sugar skulls. Explore the community altar “Tribute to the Dream” and contribute by bringing an item as an offering or ofrenda in honor of a hero in your life. Enjoy stories that depict the traditions of Dia de Los Muertos.

Visitors will also be able to view the “21st De Colores Art Show: In Search of Magulandia”, an exhibition featuring art by over 30 artists from across Southern California and the Southwest. The show is a tribute to the legacy of visionary Chicano artist Gilbert “Magu” Luján and celebrates Latino heritage, history, and iconography.

The Santa Paula Art Museum is located at 117 North 10th Street in downtown Santa Paula. The Museum’s regular hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m., and Sundays from 12:00 to 4:00p.m.Regular admission is $4.00 for adults, $3.00 for seniors and is free for museum members and students. For more information, please contact the Museum at (805) 525-5554, or email