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2020 Sponsorship Information

 

K Space Contemporary is excited to announce that the 2020 Dia de Los Muertos Street Festival will offer a month of virtual programming and physical exhibitions in lieu of an in-person street festival this year. 2020 Dia de Los Muertos events will begin October 17 and run through November 13, 2020. To keep the spirit of Dia de Los Muertos alive in Corpus Christi, we hope that you will consider sponsoring this year.

The Dia de Los Muertos Festival is a fundraiser for K Space Contemporary, a 501c3 non-profit arts organization. This funding pays for operating expenses including rent, utilities, and salaries for two employees. Without income from the festival, K Space Contemporary is losing its main source of funding, so we still need your help.
The Dia de Los Muertos (DDLM) Festival is a popular tradition that brings together the Corpus Christi community. This year, 2020, will be no exception as we host these DDLM exhibitions in our galleries and online:
  • ¡Disfruta el Sabor! (Savor the Flavor) – an art exhibition celebrating Mexican Food featuring local and regional artists age 18+
  • Youth Art Exhibition for students in grades 6 – 12
  • Extravagancia de Piñatas for K-12 groups
  • Dia de Los Muertos Festival photography by Debbie Noble, event photographer since 2016.
  • Altar Exhibition – photos provided to us by people setting up altars in their businesses, schools, homes, and other locations. The Altar Exhibition will be a virtual slideshow beginning Oct. 29. A community altar will be displayed at K Space Contemporary.
All exhibitions will be presented online at diadelosmuertoscc.com, kspacecontemporary.org, and on our social media platforms: @kspacecontemporary (Instagram and Facebook), @diadelosmuertoscc (IG), @DayoftheDeadCC (FB), and K Space Arts on YouTube
 

Our Instagram page @kspaceaartlab will be running a DDLM Art Challenge educational component. The challenge will consist of live lessons on Mexican culture, the Dia de Los Muertos holiday and art techniques, as well as daily art-making prompts in both Spanish and English.

Finally, we are hosting a Walk of Remembrance contest with our downtown neighbors who set up altars or DDLM decorations in their businesses. A map of all of the downtown DDLM decorations will be available so downtown visitors can take a self-guided walking tour.

Your support helps to ensure that K Space Contemporary can pay basic operating expenses into 2021. 

About our Dia de los Muertos Festival:

A national holiday in Mexico, DDLM is a time when deceased friends and family members are remembered, honored, and celebrated. It is a poignant time, both solemn and joyous, with colorful traditions, pageantry, and whimsy despite the sobering subject. Our event pays tribute to this tradition.

Over the years, the Dia de Los Muertos (DDLM) Festival has become one of Corpus Christi’s most popular events. It has been nationally recognized as a Top DDLM Celebration in the US and voted Best Festival in The Bend Magazine’s Locals List 2016-2019.

Since 2008, the DDLM Festival has brought life, music, and culture into the downtown community. While things will look a little different this year, the festival’s goals remain the same: to celebrate and honor the rich cultural heritage of Mexico and South Texas, unite our community and promote our city.