The Grand Rapids Public Library’s Hispanic Heritage Committee is looking for thirty Grand Rapids residents to create their own altar honoring a deceased loved one for our upcoming community exhibit, Dia de los Muertos. Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday that offers a chance for family and friends to gather together in celebration and remember those who have passed on. Traditionally, individuals create altars to the deceased in order to pay homage to the person.
We are hoping to make our Day of the Dead event a truly community-wide exhibit, representing as much of the vast diversity of the culture of Grand Rapids as we can. We need you, Grand Rapidians, to achieve this goal! By having an altar at the library you, along with other exhibitors, will be participating in an event that connects us to each other both here and in the past.
This is your chance to flex your creative muscle and share with the community the memories and joy that a loved one brought to your life.
Dia de los Muertos runs October 29th and 30th. To sign-up to create an altar fill out the invitation and turn the completed form into Molly Rios by 6:00pm, Thursday, September 30th. Instructions and ideas for building your altar are included with the invitation.