RAC to host Fall Family Day with Día de los Muertos celebration

RAC to host Fall Family Day with Día de los Muertos celebration
Richmond Art Center (Photo by Kathy Chouteau)

By Kathy Chouteau

Get ready families because…it’s baaack! Fall Family Day is making its grand return to the Richmond Art Center (RAC) with an outdoor celebration of Día de los Muertos Sat., Oct. 23, from 12-3 p.m.

“Kids of all ages and their grown-ups are invited to join us in RAC’s courtyard for art-making, dancing, music and more,” said the RAC in a statement about the free event.

The day’s lineup will include an Alebrije workshop, performances by Puerto Rican youth Bomba ensemble Quenepas and storytelling by Olga Loya. According to the RAC, artists-in-residence Liberación Gráfica will be on hand screen printing tote bags, while tortilla art will also be printed up by the Great Tortilla Conspiracy.

Here’s the lineup of activities that day: First Alebrije workshop with Rachel-Anne Palacios from 12-1 p.m.; performances by Bomba group Quenepas followed by storyteller Olga Loya from 1-2 p.m.; a second Alebrije workshop happening from 1-2 p.m.; and Mexican paper flower-making with tissue paper, printmaking, a scavenger hunt, a community altar and music by DJ Dion Decibels from 12-3 p.m.

According to the RAC, attendees will be required to wear masks and also sign waiver in order to enter the event. The center said it will be “monitoring attendee numbers in the courtyard and galleries to ensure spaces do not get too crowded.”

The RAC is located at 2540 Barrett Ave. in Richmond. Learn more about the event’s programs here.