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18th Annual Día de los Muertos Festival
November 6, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Visit through November 9 to view the tapete (sand painting) by acclaimed artist Fulgencio Lazo  and our exhibition of community-built ofrendas (altars.) Traditionally, families assemble altars in their homes laden with food and drink offerings to nourish the spirits on their long journey back home. Over the years at TAM, we have seen many beautiful and powerful offerings to those who have passed, and we look forward to sharing the beautiful altars created in the museum this year.

Stop by the TAM Cafe to enjoy pastries and desserts from Seattle’s La Malquerida. La Malquerida is a family-owned gourmet Mexican food catering company with a passion for cooking. All of their food is home-made and always strive for the highest customer satisfaction through their business. They have recipes that have been handed down to them to make the most authentic Mexican cuisine. La Malquerida goal is to bring a little bit of Mexico to your dinner table.

Exemplifying TAM’s mission of connecting people through art, Tacoma Art Museum’s annual Día de los Muertos Festival has grown over the past eighteen years, bringing together community organizations, schools, families, and individuals to create altars, celebrate, and share.

The 18th Annual Día de los Muertos Festival is free and open to the public.

This year’s commemoration of the Day of the Dead will be celebrated on Sunday, November 6, 2022 from 12 to 5 pm.

Schedule of Events

  • 12:00-4:00 PM Artmaking Activities with Rene Julio, Memory Box Making with TAM Educators, and Community Marigold Project
  • 12:30–1:30 PM Ballet Folklorico Performance and Workshop
  • 1:00 PM Bilingual Tours
  • 1:45-2:30 PM  Trio Guadalevin
  • 2:00 PM Bilingual Tours
  • 3:00-4:00 PM Ceatl Tonalli
  • 4:00-5:00 PM Event Closes

The 2022 Dia de los Muertos Community Festival is generously supported in part by Tacoma Creates and presented in partnership with Ceatl Tonalli, Latinx Unidos of the South Sound (LUSS), Mi Centro, Pierce County Aids Foundation, and Tacoma Arts Live.