Oct. 31, 2015 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mexic-Arte Museum is thrilled to announce the date for the annual Viva la Vida Festival on October 31, 2015 from 12:00pm – 8:00pm in downtown Austin. This year, Austin’s largest and longest–running Day of the Dead event and features a grand procession, artist vendors, live music, a grand float by local piñata artisans from Jumpolin Piñatas, an exhibition with community altars inside the Museum, and educational programs. Attendees can choose food from Chi’Lantro and Veracruz All Natural, hands-on art activities from our Education Department, and artist demos. The 2015 event is co-sponsored by the City of Austin.
About Viva la Vida
Mexic-Arte Museum is dedicated to cultural enrichment and education through the collection, preservation and presentation of traditional and contemporary Mexican, Latino, and Latin American art and culture to promote dialogue and develop understanding for visitors of all ages. Since 1984, Mexic-Arte Museum has produced and presented cultural and educational programs for communities in Texas. Mexic-Arte Museum is one of the first museums in the United States to present Mexican and Mexican American art. In 2003, the 78th Legislature of the State of Texas recognizing the uniqueness and significant cultural role of Mexic-Arte Museum, it designated it as the “Official Mexican and Mexican American Art Museum of Texas.”
This project is funded by the Univision Television, Univision Radio, Capital Metro, Jimador, Fiesta Mart, Stream Realty, The Brown Foundation, IBC Bank, Brown Distributing, 3M Austin, Austin Friends of Folk Art, Maudie’s. This project is funded and supported in part by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and NEA, as well as the City of Austin Economic Development Department/Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future. Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com.
Special thanks to the City of Austin Office of Special Events.