2017 Día de los Muertos

Lawndale Art Center presents the


October 27 - November 2, 2017

Lawndale will bring together artists, writers, filmmakers, musicians, poets, dancers, and individuals of all ages in celebration of Dia de los Muertos from October 27th to November 2nd. Funds raised will support artistic programming for Dia de los Muertos.

Retablo Exhibition Silent Auction & Closing Party
Thursday, November 2, 2017
7-10 PM

Tickets: $30 ($25 Lawndale Members)
$100: VIP TICKET (includes entry at 6 PM and private tequila tasting)


Ticket includes open bar featuring signature tequila cocktails, food trucks, contemporary ballet performance, and opportunity to bid on one-of-a-kind retablos created by over 250 Houston-based artists!

Retablo Pick up
Saturday, September, 16, 1-4PM
Sunday, September, 17, 1-4PM

Retablo Delivery:
DEADLINE: October 23 - 25, 2017 10-4PM

Retablo Silent Auction & Closing Party:
Thursday, November 2, 2017

For the culminating night of our week-long 30th anniversary celebration of Dia de los Muertos, Lawndale is proud to present our Retablo Silent Auction & Closing Party!

The party starts at 7 PM and will include a contemporary ballet performance by Feijóo Ballet School, featured tequila cocktails at an open bar, food trucks, and of course the chance to bid on and take home one-of-a-kind retablos created by artists here in Houston.

Tickets must be purchased for entry. Tickets may be purchased in advance online or at Lawndale or at the door on November 2nd.

Ballet Performance: Feijóo Ballet School
Production: Bradly Brown
Original score: Pernicious Knid
Participating artist: Mathew Kelly Debbaudt
Program Coordinators: Karolina Cantú, Andrea Kentner


Film Screening presented by Houston Latino Film Festival
Friday, October 27, 2017
Doors open at 6:30 PM, screening at 7 PM
Free Admission

Family Day Fiesta
Saturday, October 28, 2017
11 AM to 4 PM
Free Admission

Create cempasúchil (marigolds) using Mexican paper and As a visual representation of the returning souls, a patchwork curtain will be created with cutout silhouettes from community participants. This floating silhouette mosaic and the flowers will serve as the stage design for the Feijoo Ballet School's contemporary ballet performance during the Retablo Exhibition and Closing party on Thursday, November 2nd from 7-10 PM.

Moon Rooster and Popston food trucks will be located onsite throughout the day.

Musical and Literary Ofrenda
Monday, October 30, 2017
5:30 PM
Free Admission

Presented by Lawndale Art Center, River Oaks Chamber Orchestra, Musiqa, Houston Hispanic Forum, and Inprint

Celebrate the Mexican Day of the Dead with the annual Musical and Literary Ofrenda at Lawndale Art Center. This five-way collaboration finds ROCO partnering with Lawndale, Musiqa, Inprint and the Houston Hispanic Forum – all promoted by The Mexican Consulate.


Art Supply on Main, Janet Mayer Bates, James M. Bell, Harry L. Bowles, Jereann Chaney, Bevin & Dan Dubrowski, Stephen Goldberg & Tim Kollatschny, Rob Greenstein, Many & William L. Hixon V, Diana Hudson & Lee Kaplan, Cindee & Cutis Klement, Mr. Lester & Dr. Penelope Marks, Jeryn & Walter Mayer, Meghan Miller & Jeff Martin, Cali & Peter Pettigrew, H. Russell Pitman, Jill Whitten & Rob Proctor, Marc Schindler, Jessica & Blake Seff, Justin Segal, David & Claudia Vassar

Event sponsors


Last year's Día de los Muertos.

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