ArtBeast Celebrates Day of the Dead!
Come visit ArtBeast during the month of October for some forbidding fun! All month, we will celebrate Dia de los Muertos. Help us build a collaborative altar in our front entry by leaving art work or other mementos to honor friends and family. On Oct 15, Sugar Skull Art will be onsite from 10 to 5 offering huge sugar skulls for sale for $10 along with a buffet of embellishments to decorate them. ArtBeast will also be offering some Halloween themed activities in the days before Halloween.
In addition, we’ll have special crafts happening all month long…
October 2 – 8 Paper Plate Skull Masks in the Open Studio
October 9-15 Pasta Skeleton in the Open Studio
October 16-22 Fabric Ghosts in the Open Studio
October 23-29 Harvest Bowling in the Courtyard
October 7 Mexican Painted Tin Folk Art
Folk artists in Mexico have found tin to be an adaptable resource for creating decorative, fun and colorful items. Their skills in tin punching and etching allow them to create detailed works of art.
October 14 Day-of-the-Dead Skeleton Dioramas
Day of the Dead dioramas are miniature skeleton scenes created in a box. These fun and festive scenes are created in shoeboxes with clay figures and are hand painted with fabric, sequins, and other embellishments.
October 21 Mexican Folk Art Masks
Throughout Mexico's history, masks have been used in dances, festivals and ceremonies. These folk art masks were seen as a means of influencing powerful forces in nature.
October 28 Sugar Skulls
Sugar skulls are decorated and displayed to honor friends and family during Day of the Dead.