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Día de los Muertos Celebration


Mendez Learning Center | 1200 Plaza del Sol, Los Angeles, CA 90033

Inviting local artisans and vendors to become a part of this milestone event! Fill out the application for consideration in this year's event as SPACE IS LIMITED.
Items must be Día de los Muertos related.

1. Please click on the link and submit online:
Arts and Crafts Vendors
Food Vendors

2. Chosen applicants will receive an invoice from PayPal via email to pay vendor fees. All applications are not finalized until payment is received.

If you still wish to submit a hard copy application, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to set up a date and time at which to come into our offices.

For 42 years Self Help Graphics & Art (SHG) has organized one of the most popular Día de los Muertos events in Los Angeles and perhaps the oldest Day of the Dead commemoration in the country. This program is unique in that it provides the community with a season of activities from August to November, to celebrate and prepare for Día de los Muertos.



Every Saturday in Oct. 12PM - 3PM - 10/3; 10/10; 10/17; 10/24

 10/3 at Costello Park (3141 E Olympic Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90023)

• 10/10 at Hollenbeck Park (415 S St Louis St Los Angeles, CA 90033)

 10/17 at Belvedere Park - Lakeside/Civic Center (4801 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90022)

• 10/24 at Self Help Graphics & Art (1300 East 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033)

SHG is pleased to offer the following Día de los Muertos Community Art Workshops. All materials and teachers are provided by Self Help Graphics! Please be on time, wear clothes that are not too precious, and enjoy a Saturday afternoon of fun & tradición with friends and family.

• Flores de Papel/Paper Flower Making
Experience the tradition of creating handcrafted paper flowers for use in home altars and community ceremonies. Techniques for creating small and big flowers o multiple colors will be taught and reviewed. Participants can take some flowers home and leave some at SHG to be used throughout the gallery space during the Day of the Dead season. Some flowers will also be used for the community altar at the Noche de Ofrenda on October 25 at Grand Park. For all ages and experiences.

• Papel Picado/Mexican Cut Paper
Learn the basics of papel picado using simple cutting techniques and templates to create Day of the Dead designs to be used as panels and banners. Participants can take some of their creations home and choose to leave some for SHG gallery space and community altar. For all ages and experiences. Use of templates recommended for youth and young adults. Familias encouraged to come together and join us in creating a beautiful collaborative project.

• Dia de los Muertos Mascara Decorating
Decorate a one-dimensional, calaca mascara (mask) created by a SHG artist and printed on card stock. This workshop is challenging for all due to the different materials used for personalizing your mascara. Each beautiful creation is uniquely yours! Participants are encouraged and invited to wear the mascara to SHG Dia de los Muertos procession on November 2nd. Some mascaras may also be used for our gallery space and community altar. For all ages and experiences. Familias encouraged to create together!

• Paper Mache Calaveras & Procession Calacas
Collaborate with community and family to create SHG's classic oversize paper mache calaveras, calacas and puppets to be used in the procession for November 2nd. Participants are encouraged to attend as many Saturdays as possible in order to build their artwork, allow it to dry for a week and then decorate it with paint and different materials. For all ages and experiences. Families and groups are encouraged to come and create their own unique, traditional artwork for SHG historic procession.

Community Art Workshops are supported in part by: Bank of America, California Community Foundation, and the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.


Día de los Muertos Exhibition

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015 | 7PM - 10PM
Self Help Graphics & Art
1300 East 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033

Curated by Sonia Romero

October 22, 2015 - December 5, 2015

more info is forthcoming...

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