22nd Annual Día de los Muertos Procession & Festival 2019
Experience the magic of San Jose’s longest-running and largest Día de los Muertos Celebration. Join us on Sunday, October 20th for this free family-friendly celebration honoring the true spirit of this Mexican holiday with music, dance, theater, art-making and song. The procession starts at City View Plaza at noon, across the street from César Chávez Park in downtown San Jose.
Vendor applications are available here.
13th Annual Art of Remembrance 2019
ALTAR & VISUAL ARTS EXHIBIT | FREE ADMITTANCE
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. LIBRARY
150 E San Fernando St, 2nd and 5th floors, San Jose, CA
An exhibit of traditional and contemporary visual arts and altars by local and Bay Area artists. Curators: Kathryn Blackmer Reyes and Nanzi Muro. Visual Artists: Andy Nguyen, Nanzi Muro, Ruben Marinez Aguilar, Noemi Sesmas, Carla Torres Montero, Rebecca Wallace, Enrique Jacobo, Cinthya Gonzalez, Rebecca Urrutia-Lopez, Dominik Rogers, Mary Andrade, Roger Yang, Ruben Marinez Aguilar, Noemi Sesmas, and Heather Sanchez. Altar Artists: Elizabeth Gonzalez, Laurie Valdez, Magdalena Blackmer, Candelaria Villegas, Elena Robles, Lissa Jones, Raquel Burciaga, Rosario Oliva, Sofia Arrendondo, Claudia Lopez, Phyllis Carrasco, Carlos Villez, María Natividad Martínez, Maria Luisa Colmenarez, and Consulado General de México en San José
Artists in Residence
SJMAG operates three programs: our Theater program offers productions performed by Tabia African American Theatre Ensemble each season; our Community Arts program stages performances and workshops at community venues; our Arts Education program offers in-school, after-school, and summertime multicultural arts education activities. These programs promote public awareness of the region’s racial and cultural diversity and of the contributions of artists of color to its cultural vitality.
Tabia, based in San Jose, is in its twentieth season of performances in the Bay Area. The name Tabia, is a Swahili word for “talented”, and represents the creativity, devotion and diversity of the Ensemble’s pool of artists. Find out more.
Teatro Familia Aztlan’s artistic vision is committed to developing and performing new productions based on the artistic history of ancient and contemporary Chicano/Mexicano and Latino culture. Find out more.
Maiko’s powerful performances uniquely fuse African, Latin and Brazilian drums and percussion instrumentstd spoken word to celebrate and honor the triumphs and achievements of women of diverse cultures. Find out more.
SJMAG’s Arts Education Program offers enrichment classes in school, after-school and summertime to children of all ages with hands on experience in Performing Arts. We offer dance, theater and music classes that are in line with the California Visual and Performing Arts Standards. Find out more.