El Día de los Muertos: Los Murales Display Application

El Día de los Muertos: Los Murales Display Application

October 29 – October 30, 2022

Murals depicting the Day of the Dead have a strong history throughout Latin America, highlighted by the works of Diego Rivera and José Guadalupe Posada, the creator of the iconic Catrina figure. Finding inspiration in these artists, students in grades sixth to twelfth will create 2-D murals on canvas that may portray any aspect of El Día de los Muertos. Los Murales will be completed off site and will be returned to Cheekwood and hung in the Frist Learning Center. Help your students develop a cultural awareness, encourage class unity and participation, and display the talent and enthusiasm of your students to over 4,000 event visitors through this interactive and fun competition!

Each participating group will receive 20 tickets to attend the El Día de los Muertos Festival.

Participation Timeline
*Participation in Los Murales is limited*

  • Friday, August 26th | Los Murales request due
  • Friday, September 9th | Applicants will be notified of their acceptance
  • September 14th-16th | Canvas pickup
  • October 14th | Completed canvases must be returned

Cheekwood will provide the canvas that each mural must be completed on.

Please contact Kaitlyn McGrath at kmcgrath@cheekwood.org if you have questions.

Los Murales Display Application

Thank you for your interest! This year's application is now closed.

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