Dia de los Muertos trunk altar contest

DOWNEY – As part of the Dia de los Muertos Art Festival on Nov. 2, the Downey Theatre is hosting a “trunk altar” contest with a first place top prize of $500. Trunk altars, or ofrendas, are memorials to a loved one in the trunk of a car. They may contain decorations, artwork, photographs, trinkets, and other items.

The first place winner receives $500, with $300 for second place and $100 for third place. There is no entry fee.

To enter a vehicle, contact Amber Vogel at avogel@downeyca.org or (562) 904-7230.

Downey’s Dia de los Muertos Art Festival will also include sculptures, film, artisanos, live music, ballet folklorico, Aztec dancers, food trucks, shopping, a beer garden, and more.

It is from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the civic center.



Published: Oct. 9, 2014 - Volume 13 - Issue 26