East LA Family Day

Self Help Graphics kicks off Dia de los Muertos 2003 on October 4

Published on LatinoLA: October 2, 2003

East LA Family Day

Self-Help Graphics & Art, Los Angeles? premiere Chicano Art and cultural center, kicks off its 30th Anniversary Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead celebration with a family day on October 4th from 12:00 to 5:00pm at 3802 Cesar E. Chavez Avenue in the heart of East Los Angeles. The Kick-Off Celebration will feature a fun-filled day of art workshops, music, food, and art! Families are invited to participate free of charge.

Nationally recognized artists will lead culturally inspired art workshops highlighting the traditional Day of the Dead art of papel picado, sugar skulls, papier mache and mural painting throughout the afternoon for children of all ages. This celebration serves as a kick-off for a month-long series of events culminating on Novermber 1st, Dia de los Muertos.

On the weekends that follow this exciting kick-off day (October 11, 18, 25, & November 1st), Self-Help Graphics & Art will continue to host free Community Art Workshops designed to create objects utilized in conjunction with this festivity. Self-Help Graphics & Art?s Community Art Workshops program is funded in part by The Nissan Foundation, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and the California Casualty Group.

Performances during the day include: Plaza de la Raza Children?s Mariachi Group; The international theatre group, Tatalejos, performing a special children?s play; and
The Cal Arts Jazz ensemble who will perform a series of Latin Jazz themed comopositions.

In what has become ground zero for the celebration of ?Dia de los Muertos? in Southern California, Self-Help Graphics & Art is once again taking the lead in involving the community in what has become one of the most popular events of the year. Thousands of Los Angeles residents of all ages and backgrounds participate in this yearly celebration.

This event is part of Self-Help Graphics & Art?s 30th Anniversary series of initiatives, which celebrate our tradition in creating, presenting, and preserving Chicano art and culture. For a calendar of our current and upcoming events, please visit www.selfhelpgraphics.com.

Hours of Operation: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm
Tienda Colores: Friday & Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday 12pm-4pm
For More Information: Visit www.selfhelpgraphics.com or call 323-881-6444

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