By Chanin Victor
Observer Events Editor 

Larger Than Life Día de los Muertos Art Installation Featuring La Catrina Sculptures Comes to the Iconic Third Street Promenade and Santa Monica Pier Saturday, October 31 - Monday, November 2

Display highlights the traditional Mexican cultural celebration of life and death, Saturday, October 31 - Monday, November 2

 

October 14, 2020

La Catrina sculptures by artist Ricardo Soltero. Photo provided courtesy of Downtown Santa Monica, Inc.

Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. (DTSM) and the Santa Monica Pier Corporation are honoring Día de los Muertos, highlighting the traditional Mexican cultural celebration of life and death, with a larger than the after-life art installation on Third Street Promenade and Santa Monica Pier. Sculptures of La Catrina, one of Día de los Muertos' most recognizable figures, by Los Angeles-based artist Ricardo Soltero will be viewable at nine locations throughout the Promenade and four locations on the Pier beginning Saturday, October 31 - Monday, November 2.

Soltero's iconic sculptures of La Catrina range up to 14 feet in height and welcome guests to the Promenade and Pier in brightly colored traditional Mexican attire inspired by Day of the Dead traditions and Mexican icons and embroidery. La Catrina was first born out of Mexican social satire and has become a well-known figure in celebration of the holiday.

A portion of this art installation is funded by the City of Santa Monica's Cultural Affairs Art of Recovery initiative, a grant program dedicated to funding projects by local artists and highlighting the important role arts and culture plays in recovery efforts as they strengthen and connect Santa Monica.


Saturday, October 31 - Monday, November 2

Third Street Promenade sculptures to be on display from 10 am - 8 pm

At La Catrina sculptures are viewable at nine locations on Third Street Promenade and four locations on the Santa Monica Pier.

Parking is widely available in the downtown structures including the Santa Monica Public Library or Parking Structures 9 and 10 just north of Wilshire Boulevard. Biking, walking and public transit are encouraged.

For more information, visit downtownsm.com or follow @DTSantaMonica on Instagram and Twitter or DowntownSantaMonica on Facebook.

 

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