CALAGALA Fresno Dia de los Muertos 2013 - Arte Americas Downtown

Arte Americas presents the 
26th Annual CalaGala
 Día de los Muertos Celebration
 Saturday, November 2, 2013


  Meet at The Clock Tower on the Fulton Mall (between Fresno/Tulare Streets) at 4pm!

  • 4:00    Learn-to-face paint   
                        FREE PaperCrafts Workshop

  • 4:30 - Folklórico dance performance 
          FREE Paper Calaveras Workshop


  • 5:00    Children's Choir performance
                     Samba Central Performance
                     Aztec Dance Performance
                     FREE Paper Crafts Workshop
                     Learn-to-face paint part 2 ($5/person)

  • 5:30    FREE Samba Drumming  and shaker making workshop
                    FREE Muertoscrafts workshop Part

  • 6:00   Candle distribution & lighting

  •  6:15   Procession to Arte Américas

  •  6:30   CalaGala begins in the Plaza!
Over the past twenty-six years, Arte Américas has celebrated the ancient Día de los Muertos tradition with our friends and partners in the community...and every year the celebration continues to grow in size and popularity.  

This year we have the good fortune of celebrating the holiday on a Saturday and are bringing the art and traditions of this ancient holiday to the Clock Tower on the Fulton Mall.  There, we will feature FREE arts & crafts tables for kids, including a $5 hands-on workshop that will teach you Dia de los Muertos facespainting techniques.

Folklórico dancers, samba drummers and a children's choir will provide the entertainment from the main stage as free arts, crafts, and music workshops take place for kids of all ages.   

Most of the Fulton Mall arts & crafts booths are free to all who want to participate (while supplies last!)  
When the sun sets, you're invited to participated in a candlelight procession back to Arte Américas.  When the crowd arrives,  Aztec fire dancers will move to the hypnotic drumbeats  thumping through the Plaza.  

Folklórico and marimba players will present a program of traditional music and dance, followed by the funky sounds of Margo Montoya's powerhouse ensemble Force 'Em!  The band plays a blend of R&B, Latin, Blues, Top 40, Dance, Classic Rock, Country, Oldies, and much more. Loved by their fans for being one of the few live bands in the Valley that is versatile enough to play a latin tune and then flip it with a good old classic rock tune!  

Bring your dancing shoes and some cash -- most vendors will NOT be accepting credit cards.

THANK YOU TO La Preciosa 92.9  
 OFFICIAL radio station of the CalaGala!