Altar Display

dia de los muertos ofrenda, day of the dead altar, marigolds Ofrenda Exhibition

Walk of Remembrance at the Ritz Theater

We invite you to participate!  All are welcome:

We invite the community to participate in creating ofrendas (altars) for display at the annual Dia de los Muertos Festival. The ofrenda exhibition, honoring loved ones and remembering those who have passed, is an important memorial tradition during Dia de los Muertos.

Anyone may participate: artists, community members, youth groups, social clubs, etc.  Ofrendas may honor any person or theme of your choice – family, military heros, celebrities, writers, activists, or community leaders (city, government, education, religion), etc.

Ofrendas are displayed in the Ritz Theater at 715 N. Chaparral Street. 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 2, 6 to 9 pm.  The Ritz will be closed and locked at all other times.

Local teachers and youth group leaders who participate by creating ofrendas with their classes, after-school clubs, and/or youth groups are eligible to receive a supply allowance.  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.

CALENDAR:

  • Oct. 6: 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.

Downloadable registration form: 2017 Altars of Remembrance Registration Form

Turn in this form when you come to set up your altar: 2017 Altars of Remembrance Registration Form

Register to Create an Altar below:

To participate, complete the form below.

Contact Name:*
Person(s) that your Altar will honor:*
E-mail:*
Type:*
Number of participants in the creation of your altar:*
School, Club or Group:*

For Dia de los Muertos Festival Visitors:

While visiting the festival, stop by the historical, majestic Ritz Theater on Chaparral Street to tour the Ofrenda Exhibition Walk 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.