Altars of Remembrance at the Ritz Theater
We invite you to participate! All are welcome:
We invite the community to participate in creating Altars of Remembrance to be displayed at the annual Dia de los Muertos Festival. Anyone may participate – individuals, families, corporate, business, and special interest groups. Local teachers and youth group leaders who participate with their classes, after-school clubs, and/or youth groups are eligible to receive a supply allowance.
Altars may honor any person or theme of your choice – family, military heros, celebrities, writers, activists, or community leaders (city, government, education, religion), etc.
The altars are displayed in the historical Ritz Theater on Chaparral Street. The Ritz will be open to visitors during the Dia de los Muertos Festival on October 28, 3 to 11:00 pm, and again during ArtWalk, November 3, 6 to 9 pm. The Ritz will be closed and locked at all other times.
The first 6 Youth Groups to turn in their registration form will receive a supply allowance of $50 to purchase supplies to use towards making their ofrendas.
Download Info & Submission Form Here
When you Go:
While visiting the festival, stop by the historical, majestic Ritz Theater on Chaparral Street to tour the Altars of Remembrance. Children, families, artists and other members of the community will create altars for this special display at the annual Dia de los Muertos Festival.
The Altars honor family, friends, military heros, celebrities, writers, activists or community leaders (city, government, education, religion), etc. Center stage holds the large community altar where anyone may leave a photo of or a message to a deceased loved one.
The Ritz will be open to visitors during the Dia de los Muertos Festival on October 28, 3 to 10:00 pm, and again during ArtWalk, November 3, 6 to 9 pm.
- Sept. 29: Deadline to Register – form must be turned in to K Space Contemporary
- Oct. 21 (Saturday), 10 am to 2 pm: install altar in the Ritz theater, 715 N. Chaparral Street, downtown Corpus Christi.
- Oct. 28, 3 to 10 pm: Altar display “The Walk of Remembrance” open to visitors.
- Nov. 3, 5:30 to 9 pm: The Ritz and “The Walk of Remembrance” open to visitors for ArtWalk.
- Nov. 4, (Saturday) 11 am to 1 pm: Pack up and remove altar items from the Ritz.
Turn in this form when you come to set up your altar: 2016 Altar Display Info & Form
Register to Create an Altar below:
To participate, complete the form below.