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Day Of The Dead Celebration Scheduled In Historic Downtown Lake Elsinore

“This is the first Day of the Dead celebration I know of in Lake Elsinore,” said Grace Sandlin of Studio 395. “This is going to be a really cool event -- I hope!”

Artists in Lake Elsinore and the surrounding area are banding together via a new project called Studio 395, and now they are hosting what may be a first of its kind in the city.

Studio 395 artists in conjunction with downtown Lake Elsinore merchants are hosting a Day of the Dead celebration featuring musicians, dancers and art.

The free public event will take place Nov. 3, from 5-9 p.m., along Main Street, between Peck and W. Sulphur streets.

“This is the first Day of the Dead celebration I know of in Lake Elsinore,” said Grace Sandlin of Studio 395. “This is going to be a really cool event -- I hope!”

Day of the Dead, otherwise known as Dia de los Muertos, is a traditional Mexican holiday to honor loved ones who have passed. It is celebrated Nov. 1 and is a national holiday in Mexico.

The event promises to be one to fill the senses. Along with Day of the Dead art, there will be community altars where people can bring pictures or mementos of loved ones to be displayed for the evening. The focus of the altars will be remembering military personnel, Lake Elsinore loved ones, artists, musicians and pets, according to event organizers.

Music will be performed by Lake Elsinore husband-and-wife band Sal Y Isela con Los Salerosos, and the Lake Elsinore Americana folk band Friend of the Devil is also scheduled to perform.

Ballet Folklorico Dancers from the Lake Community Center are also expected be on hand.

Mora’s Antiques on Main Street will feature a special showing of Chad Mora’s Day of the Dead art in the shop’s backroom gallery. Other Lake Elsinore merchants and organizations expected to participate include La Unica Bakery, Maria’s Collectibles, and Planet Youth.

Day of the Dead attire is encouraged!

For more information, call 951-805-0241.

Lee Min November 02, 2012 at 11:42 PM
Go back to school......Mexico is in America, United States, Mexico and South America..............America. Do you mean "Are we in Mexico or United States?"...........you get an F!
JohnM November 05, 2012 at 07:04 PM
Mama knows best! Thank you.
mary kay jones November 06, 2012 at 02:34 AM
wow so many angry people here..it is what ot os folks just a day to remember loved ones regardless of ethnic background or geography- they aren't hurting anyone by doing this celebration
devonsmith372 November 09, 2012 at 11:32 PM
SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM. They have no place here.
Matthew Rodela September 06, 2013 at 11:22 PM
This is a link to something that would be great for you and other vendors for your dead of the dead event. Please share it with them anyone interested wit Dia De los Muertos. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/844263803/day-of-the-dead-54-card-poker-deck-dia-de-los-muer Thank you for your time, Matthew Rodela I am a real person Father of 2 (NOT A SPAMMER)

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