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Día de los Muertos celebrations begin in Longmont

Saturday kicks off month of events

Longmont celebrated its 22nd annual Día de los Muertos on Saturday.

The celebration kicked off the opening of multiple Day of the Dead exhibitions leading up to the holiday on Nov. 1 and 2.

Also Saturday, the Longmont Museum opened its Día de los Muertos exhibition featuring a 25 by 30 foot altar by local artist Marcelo Fernandez and ofrendas built by community members.

The Firehouse Art Center’s Day of the Dead exhibition kicked off with the celebration, with community-made Catrina paintings alongside work from local artists Jamie Chihuan and Adriana Paola Palacios Luna celebrating American diversity in language and culture. Downtown Longmont businesses will also host ofrenda displays through Nov. 4.

Other upcoming Día de los Muertos events in Longmont include the Firehouse Art Center’s Catrina Ball on Oct. 28 and the Noche de Museo on Oct. 29 at the Longmont Museum. Find more information and tickets at firehouseart.org/catrinabal and longmontmuseum.org.



Amy Golden

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I grew up in Colorado Springs and earned a degree in journalism from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley.
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