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Cheekwood’s 15th Annual
EL DIA DE LOS MUERTOS
Fall Festival
Saturday, November 1, 2014
11:00am – 5:00pm

ADMISSION | Regular Gate Fees Apply | Children 17 & Under are FREE

Once Cheekwood Parking is full, overflow parking will be available at the following locations:
(shuttles run from 10:30am – 5:15pm)

Belle Meade United Methodist Church
121 Davidson Road
Nashville, TN 37205

Immanuel Baptist Church
222 Belle Meade Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37205

The festivals of Mexico and Latin America are world renowned for their colorful decorations, energetic music, and cultural significance. El Día de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, is no exception! The holiday is one of the most important celebrations in Latin America and demonstrates the culture’s strong sense of love and respect for one’s ancestors while celebrating the continuance of life. Join in the festivities and learn more about this unique holiday as you tour the altars, shop in the marketplace, explore traditional arts and crafts, and enjoy live music and dance.

ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE



ART & ACTIVITIES

PAPEL PICADO
Take part in the Mexican art of paper cutting.

MONARCH BUTTERFLIES
Learn about the significance of the butterflies as you create your own colorful Monarch.

PAPER MARIGOLDS
Make a colorful marigold, the traditional flowerof the holiday.

MEMORY TREE
Add your thoughts to the colorful tree of memories.

CALAVERAS MASKS
Make a colorful skeleton mask to wear during the festival.

DANCING CALACAS PUPPETS
Make your own skeleton move and celebrate with this dancing and music-inspired craft!

SUGAR SKULLS
A Día de los Muertos tradition!
Decorate a sugar skull to honor your ancestors.

POSADA PRINTS
Be inspired by legendary Mexican printmaker Jose Posada.  Draw and print your own design!

MOLD-A-SKULL
Learn the importance of the skull as a symbol of the holiday and mold your own out of clay.



Tapete Student Display and Competition
What is tapete? Tapete is the Spanish word for carpet. Usually made with colored sand, these “carpets” are a tradition for Día de los Muertos because, like life, they are temporary. At Cheekwood, participants will use a similar temporary medium, chalk, to create the large-scale colorful murals to honor the deceased. Experience the brilliance of these custom designs before they wash away!

BAYLOR SCHOOL
CANE RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL
DAVIDSON ACADEMY
EAGLEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
FATHER RYAN HIGH SCHOOL
FRANKLIN HIGH SCHOOL
HARPETH HALL SCHOOL
OAKLAND HIGH SCHOOL
ST. BERNARD ACADEMY
ST. CECILIA ACADEMY
UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF NASHVILLE
WESTMORELAND HIGH SCHOOL
HARDING ACADEMY


ALTARS
One of the most important aspects of the Days of the Dead is the creation of a memorial altar for the departed, known as an ofrenda. All across Mexico and beyond, families honor their ancestors by creating altars decorated with items that the deceased enjoyed in life. Learn more about this tradition as you tour the creative ofrendas designed by local groups and organizations!

CASA DE LA CULTURA LATINO AMERICANA, NASHVILLE
CATHOLIC CHARITIES of TENNESSEE
JÓVENES UNIDOS por un MEJOR PRESENTE (JUMP)
LATINO ACHIEVERS at CENTENNIAL HIGH SCHOOL
METRO PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT / TENNderCARE
NASHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY
UNIVERSITY SCHOOL of NASHVILLE
VANDERBILT CENTER for LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES
YMCA LATINO ACHIEVERS


VENDORS
Colorful open air markets line the streets of Latin America during the celebration. Local merchants sell food, flowers, art, and handmade items which people buy to decorate their altars and tombs. Visit the vendors at the festival to discover the talent of local artists, shop for unique gift items, and taste traditional foods!

ART & GOODS                                                    FOOD

AMANDA K DESIGNS
Original Mixed Media Art & Jewelry

CINDY DAVID DESIGNS
Handmade Jewelry

EL BAUL
Handmade Jewelry

EV MEX FOLK ART
Original & Imported Art & Jewelry

MYSTIC GYPSY
Jewelry, Apparel & More

LUCKY CHARM JEWELRY
Jewelry and More

PJ MURRAY DESIGNS
Handmade & Antique Jewelry

GIRL STUDIO
Handmade Arts & Crafts

INCLINED TO IMPROVISE
Mixed Media & Collage Art

THE INTERAMERICAN
HEALTH ALLIANCE, VANDERBILT
Handcrafted Textiles and Crafts from Guatemala

JACKIE CHEUVRONT ART
Original Paintings, Prints & Cards

JACQUELINE ALMAGUER
Day of the Dead Masks & Paintings

PURPLE SPINEY OYSTER
Meso-American Inspired Art & Jewelry

MAKE-UP NINJA
Sugar Skull Face Painting

NOVEDADES ARACEL
Original Art from Natural Materials

TERRY KORNMAN
Handmade Paper Arts

VERA’S INNOVATIONS
Mexican Arts and Crafts

ACAPULCO BURRITO
Food Truck | Authentic Mexican Cuisine

CASA SEGOVIA-PAZ
Empanadas, Alfajores & More

CONEXIÓN AMÉRICAS
Café Rumba Roast Fair Trade Coffee

HAPPY BELLY
Food Truck | Authentic Mexican Food

KARLA’S CATERING
Food Truck | Empanadas, Churros, & More

LA HACIENDA RESTAURANT
Traditional Mexican Buffet

LA HACIENDA BAKERY
Bread of the Dead | Pan de Muerto

LAS FAJITAS MEXICAN RESTAURANT
Sopapillas, Tamales, Champurrado & Fajitas

LAS PALETAS
Gourmet Mexican Popsicles

MARIA’S SNACKS
Tamales, Nachos, Fruit Waters

MAS TACOS POR FAVOR
Food Truck | Tacos & More

NELLY’S HANDMADE SWEETS
Alfajores & Empanadas

SANTA NINO DE ATOCHA TORTILLERIA
Fresh Corn Tortillas & Chips

YAYO’S O.M.G
Food Truck | Original Mexican Gourmet

 

 

 

 

 

 

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