20th Annual Community Ofrenda by artist Paco Garcia
Oct 21, 2015 - Nov 1, 2015
Artwork by Paco Garcia from the Fruitvale Día de los Muertos Poster.
Each year the Museum invites an artist, art group or school to create an ofrenda that celebrates the memory of the departed in the Mexican tradition of Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. Tiered altars are decorated with handmade flowers, images and objects.
Oakland-born, Modesto-based, full-time tattoo artist Paco Garcia will create this year’s community ofrenda. Garcia’s boldly graphic work earned him a coveted position as the poster artist for the Fruitvale Día de los Muertos celebration in 2013 and 2014. His work will also be seen at the Oakland Museum this October in their annual installation of Día de los Muertos ofrendas.