Visual Arts

Photos: Dia de los Muertos trading cards from the artists of Navajo Arts District

Though Dia de los Muertos is officially November 2, this Saturday's Day of the Dead Artist Trading Card Workshop should provide some good preparation. From 12:30 to 4 p.m., galleries in the Navajo Street Art District are inviting artists of all kinds to create miniature pieces of work in the theme of this spirited celebration. Participants can then trade their art baseball card-style, or leave it with the galleries as decorations for next month's Denver Arts Week, when local artists will be raffling off tiny masterpieces.

To help you get ready for the Day of the Dead, Zip 37 resident Valerie Savarie shared some of the work that she and her fellow artists will include in the the giveaways.

See also: - Eight ways to celebrate Día de los Muertos around Denver - Reed Weimer talks new work, gallery drama and the birth of Navajo Street Arts District - The 25 gnarliest walking dead at Denver Zombie Crawl 2012

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Bree Davies is a multimedia journalist, artist advocate and community organizer born and raised in Denver. Rooted in the world of Do-It-Yourself arts and music, Davies co-founded Titwrench experimental music festival, is host of the local music and comedy show Sounds on 29th on CPT12 Colorado Public Television and is creator and host of the civic and social issue-focused podcast, Hello? Denver? Are You Still There? Her work is centered on a passionate advocacy for all ages, accessible, inclusive, non-commercial and autonomous DIY art spaces and music venues in Denver.
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