The 11th Annual Dia de los Muertos Fiesta
Free Family Event
Produced by Maria Massey, Susan "Spit-Fire" Lively, and Kristian Houston
Saturday, October 13th
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
3606 Arsenal St.
St. Louis, MO 63116
Originally created in 2008 by Executive Producer Maria Guadalupe Massey, (award-winning Mestiza, Chicana, Mexican-American Poet, Organizer, and Activist), this free area celebration of “Dia de los Muertos”, (“Day of the Dead”), is a joyous spiritual and physical dedication to beloved ancestors who have passed on. Taking place both indoors and on the street, there will be a beautiful hand-crafted altar, live music, poetry, spoken word, dance, face-painting, a live art demo, and a mini art market and Skeleton Sidewalk Parade on Grand and South Grand to honor the spirits of our ancestors.
Maria, our resident Witch of Words, will be organizing the show this year with Singer and Actress Kristian Houston and Poet & Producer Susan "Spit-Fire" Lively. Linda Lawson-Mixon will be our Stage Manager, and DJ B. Smooth will be our DJ. A portion of the proceeds from the art market will benefit STL Homeless Winter Outreach. A talented group of artists will grace the stage this year, including: Layla Azmi Goushey, Derrick Owens, Mz. Goldie, LilLii LaShawn, Musster Smudos, Denier Lane, Thomas Haney, Chauniece Davis, Theresa Sky, Suzanne Roussin, Ackurate, Maria Balogh, Darrell Mixon, Tres Morrison, Copasetic Soul, Lauren Zehara & Dance Hipnotique, Michael Draga, Pooki Lee, Profit, Kevin Renick, Surreal Sista, Pamela Garvey, Kevin McCameron, Guadalupe Sounds, Spit-Fire, Kristian Houston, and more TBA.
If you would like to participate as a performing artist, please contact Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to participate as a vendor in the art market, contact Kristian at email@example.com.
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