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Art and recycling

One of the goals of the project is to have most of its installations made by recycle and second hand materials collected in the state of Oregon.

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Art Installations

Some of art sites will have designated spaces for Oregon groups, individuals and organizations to participate with their own offerings. at the same time some of these spaces will host state and international artists 2 dimensional work, sculpture, video among others disciplines.

Calendar of events

Please click on 2023 for full calendar activities and events. the Map section also will share organizations and places where the day of the dead is celebrated around cities in Oregon probably close to you.

A Celebration of Life Event

This project is possible thanks to the support
of the Oregon Community Foundation.

Ongoing exhibits until November 30, 2023

Mexican culture emphasizes the commonality of all people. The Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) reflects the Mexican belief that we are not truly dead until we are no longer remembered by someone who is still alive. That is why stories and celebrations of the people who shaped our lives are so important. Every present is shaped by the past and every future by the present. We honor our inheritance and our visions, and we celebrate our place in the circle of existence.

Oregon has a significant Mexican community that is often seen only in their capacity as laborers. This project is intended to make visible and uplift the Hispanic community around the state. For this project, different Oregon artists have come together to share the history of the Day of the Dead. The individual art pieces, photography and printmaking exhibits, installations and Ofrendas are built and display in cities such as Eugene, Portland, Woodburn, Gresham, Springfield, Hillsboro and Happy Valley

 Some sites will display one of the 13 skeletons. The sites are each unique with their own personality – like the locations where they are situated. For a sneak preview of the locations, check out the News section of this website. You can also learn how to prepare your own Ofrenda as part of the celebration.

The festival open with a jewell of the Mexican Cinema. Macario the movie will be screen at the Hollywood Theatre October 17 at 7:30pm. An will close with a Lucha libre performace alternating with film shorts of ULTRA CINEMA the Festival of Experimental and found footage Mexican film.

We are well aware Oregon is a big, diverse place, and there are many more communities outside of the big cities where this year’s exhibits will be. We are working to find more support to be able to take this project to more places.

Ongoing exhibits until November 30, 2023

The Festival starts from October 17th to November 5th, 2023

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Veritas Printmaking Exhibit

Printmaking ExhibitMexican artist display printmaking art work as part of the Dia de Muertos Festival.Veritas Wine Bar Is Proud To Present the Work of Mexican ArtistsVeritas Wine bar is hosting works of art by Mexican artists invited to be part of the festival, Dia de...

Gresham, Oregon

Mi JaliscoHost of the Día de Muertos Festival in Gresham.Taquería Mi Jalisco in GreshamTaquería Mi Jalisco is hosting a photography and printmaking artwork exhibit by Mexican and Oregon artists, The exhibit features images of the Day of the Dead in the heart of Mexico...

Bohío Studio

Bohío StudioMusical CatrinasCollage Art Work ByHampton RodriguezDia de Muertos a Celebration of Life festiva is proud to present an art exhibit in collaboration with Bohío Studio. The Hispanic artist, Oregon-based Hampton Rodriguez, has crafted a wonderful exhibit...

Lucha Libre Ofrenda

Lucha Libre OfrendaCelebrities of Lucha Libre from Mexico and United States will perform for the Día de Muertos closing event in SE Portland.Casandro El Exotico / 23 minHomenaje al Santo / 4 minMedium / 2:48 minDía de Muertos a Celebration of Life Will Close the...

Café United

Xolos and Other Memories ExhibitOne of the most important characters in the Day of the Dead tradition are the Xoloitzcuintli, the original Mexican dogs.Café United Is Proud To Present the Work of Two Oregon ArtistsCafé United is hosting works of art by Oregon artists,...

Mexican Consulate

San Andres and other townsNov 2One of the most iconic celebrations of the Day of the Dead in central Mexico.San Andres is known for its traditional Day of the Dead Celebration.A photography exhibit in collaboration with the Mexican consulate of Mexico in Portland...

Tlalocan

TlālōcānA depiction of the land of the the deity of water and wind, Tlāloc.And Installation Sculpture Celebrating One of the Most Popular Gods of the Nahua MythologyThis is a region or paradise of Tlāloc, the deity related to water and wind. The most common and iconic...

Elements of the Ofrenda

What Is an Ofrenda?The dialogue between two worlds.From the Neanderthal, to more recent past civilizations, to our own modern times, the belief in life after death has been present. Each culture has traditions and customs in place to reckon with this belief. The...

The Zone

Dia de Muertos Art ExhibitPropulsion Zone in downtown Portland will host most of the art installations of the 2023 Festival.Posada InstallationArbery's OfrendaNovember Schedule / Every Wednesday open from 4:00 pm to 8:00pm Or by appointment please contact...

Eugene Oregon Muertos

Día de Muertos Exhibits in EugeneAn artistic exhibit in Eugene documenting the Day of the Dead traditions.Eugene Arte Latino presents a photographic documentary series of the Día de Muertos in Mexico.Eugene Arte Latino, in collaboration with OregonMuertos.org, will...

Lucha Libre Ofrenda

Lucha Libre OfrendaCelebrities of Lucha Libre from Mexico and United States will perform for the Día de Muertos closing event in SE Portland.Casandro El Exotico / 23 minHomenaje al Santo / 4 minMedium / 2:48 minDía de Muertos a Celebration of Life Will Close the...

Elements of the Ofrenda

What Is an Ofrenda?The dialogue between two worlds.From the Neanderthal, to more recent past civilizations, to our own modern times, the belief in life after death has been present. Each culture has traditions and customs in place to reckon with this belief. The...

Mictlán and pre-hispanic experience

Mictlán  In mesoamerican ideology, there was no concept of heaven or hell;Mitlantecutli welcome to his house. (Codex Borgia)The AfterlifeIn mesoamerican ideology, there was no concept of heaven or hell; however, there was a belief in an afterlife. One of those places...

Dia de Muertos
Calendar 2023

A full list of our 2023 Events, exhibitions and installations.

Sponsors & Supporters

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