Special Day of the Dead Metro Art Tour travels the Gold Line this Sunday

Consuelo at ELACC 3

Celebrate the Day of the Dead and honor the lives of those who have passed on a special Día de los Muertos themed art tour on Sunday, Nov. 1. The free, one-night-only tour will explore artworks along the Metro Gold Line through the lens of artist and poet Consuelo Flores.

The tour travels along the Metro Gold Line and will depart from Sierra Madre Villa Station at 4:30 p.m. but free face painting will be taking place at the station starting at 3:30 p.m. It will end at Self Help Graphics’ 42nd annual Día de los Muertos celebration around 6:30 p.m. If you want to attend, make sure to arrive on time! The tour is limited to the first 100 attendees on a first come, first served basis. (Also, don’t forget that this Sunday is Daylight Saving, which means please arrive at 4:30 p.m. after you have turned that clock back…)

The tour is approximately 90% walking. There are elevators and escalators in all of the stations, and only Mariachi Station is underground.

Consuelo Flores is an established poet, writer, mixed media, installation and performance artist. She is respected for her understanding and promotion of the true celebration of the Day of the Dead. She is a lecturer, narrative writer and visual artist of DOD-themed work including, academic presentations, prose, poetry, fashions and site-specific Ofrendas/Altares. Her dedicated work contributes to the cultural awareness of the Day of the Dead as well as a personal means to commemorate her dead in a meaningful and joyous celebration of life.

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