Viva la Vida 2014 Events
VIVA LA VIDA FEST 2014 COMMUNITY ALTARS EXHIBITION
Date: September 19, 2014–November 23, 2014
To Participate: Contact Rebecca Gomez at email@example.com or call 512-480-9373
In conjunction with the 31st annual celebration of el Día de los Muertos the Mexic-Arte Museum is seeking artists, community groups, and individuals to create unique commemorative altars for display in the Mexic-Arte Museum galleries. Altars will be on view from September 19–November 23, 2014 and during the Museum’s annual Viva la Vida Festival on October 18, 2014. If your altar is selected you will be notified via e–mail or phone no later than September 10, 2014.
101 CALAVERAS IN AUSTIN MURAL
Mexic-Arte Museum is celebrating the Day of the Dead with 101 hand-painted calaveras (skeletons). Beginning on August 13, calaveras can be purchased to be painted on the Mexic-Arte Museum 5th street exterior wall. Name space below the painted calavera is available for purchase (10 character limit). A $25 purchase secures a hand-painted name below one calavera on the 101 Calaveras in Austin public mural. Each name will be painted approximately one week after purchase.
VIVA LA VIDA/DIA DE LOS MUERTOS PARADE
Date: October 18, 2014
Note: Time Change for Parade
Parade staging: 11:00 a.m. Line-up on 6th Street (between Comal and Chicon)
Parade launch: 12:00 noon Parade runs down 6th St. to 4th & Congress (about 45 to 60 minutes)
To Participate: Register here
The community is invited to participate in Mexic-Arte Museum’s 31st Annual Viva la Vida/Dia de los Muertos Parade on Saturday, October 18, 2014. People of all ages dressed in skeleton costumes, families, university groups, portable altars, noise makers, Chihuahuas, Aztec dancers, samba dancers, Ballet Folkloricos, colorfully decorated cars will gather and assemble a joyful procession.
This year we are extending a special invitation to all the Austin Soccer Teams and Enthusiasts to commemorate the Deceased Soccer Players being that this is the year of the FIFA World Cup. The Viva la Vida parade will gather on 6th street, between Chicon and Comal Streets. After staging at this location, participants will travel an entire mile west on 6th street, south on Congress Ave, one block and culminate at the festival location on 4th and Congress.
VIVA LA VIDA FESTIVAL
Date: October 18, 2014
Time: 12:00-9:00 pm
Location: 4th St. and Congress, Downtown Austin
For Booth information: Contact Caity Shaffer at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 512-480-9373
To Volunteer: Sign up here.
The annual street festival is Austin’s largest and longest-running Day of the Dead event and features a Grand Parade/Procession, artists and entertainment, an exhibition inside the museum, and educational programs. Attendees will also enjoy traditional foods from local food trucks, hands-on art activities, artist demos, and traditional and contemporary Latino art. The 2014 event is co-sponsored by the City of Austin.