Pelham Art Center Halloween: Mask-making workshop, El Dia De Los Muertos folk art


Editor’s note: This press release was provided by the Pelham Art Center.

Celebrate Halloween weekend at Pelham Art Center at its upcoming events:

Workshop: Mask Making Extravaganza!
Friday October 29th, 3:30-5:00pm

(For Ages 5-7) Instructor Susan Saas will help kids create eye and face masks using paint, feathers, sequins, glitter, fabric scraps, and pompoms. Unconventional use of materials will be encouraged and guidance will be provided for children that may want to create masks of their favorite characters or animals. Who knows- maybe this mask will complete your Halloween look!

Sign Up for Mask Making Workshop

Folk Art: Mexican Day of the Dead

Saturday October 30th, 3:00-4:00pm
Outdoor Event | Free and Open to All | Costumes Welcome!

Join us in the courtyard for a folk art celebration El Día de los Muertos! Experience this festive Mexican tradition in which passed loved ones are remembered with joy and celebration. Renowned artist Zafiro Romero-Acevedo shares the history of one of Mexico’s richest traditions through performance and demonstration. Our performers will then kick off the Pelham Halloween Parade down Fifth Avenue!

Participate in the Day of the Dead Community Altar

On Día de los Muertos, the dead are also a part of the community, being invited to share celebrations with their loved ones. Families create ofrendas (offerings) to honor their departed family members. Bring an offering or photo that you’d like to be included in Pelham Art Center’s window display for Day of the Dead! **

**Our community altar is on display until Tuesday, November 2nd. Any offering items you’d like returned should be labeled with your name, email and phone number and picked up no later than Saturday, November 6th.