Thats what Erik Mason wants to put front and center at the Longmont Museum & Cultural Centers La Ofrenda de los Muertos: Honoring the Days of the Dead, an exhibit devoted to showcasing the art and culture of the celebration. All of it is built by people in the community, he says. This year, we have a Tree of Life, where people can bring in photos of their loved ones and attach them to the tree. So its a very community-centric exhibit.
The exhibit opens today at the museum, 400 Quail Road in Longmont, but activities continue throughout the month, with the main event coming up October 30 with the Community Celebration, where there are bands and food. The museum is just filled with activities related to Day of the Dead, Mason says. Its by far our biggest event of the year.
For more information on the LMCCs Day of the Dead happenings, go to www.ci.longmont.co.us/museum or call 303-651-8374.
Oct. 9-Nov. 7, 2010