Oh this was my second visit to the Bare Hands Gallery for the fabulous Dia de los Muretos Festival ( Day of the Dead Festival). This time we arrived at sunset so the multi-colored lights and candles lighting the many shrines were just magical. There is something for everyone here, crafts for the kids, live music, free food and beverages and the colorful and oh so special altars to loved ones. We missed the parade, but I'm definitely staying for that next year. The very best part you ask? That's the walk through the back hallway of the gallery that is decorated from floor to ceiling with lights and altars and memorabilia honoring dear friends and relatives. A celebration on this day of lives well lived.
( I'm embarrassed to admit my battery died halfway through, and I didn't bring my backpack along. I know, don't say it. I'm full of regret.)
Note: What a grand evening. I met up with some former teachers that I haven't seen since I retired, and a Facebook friend that I had not met in person. We recognized each other immediately! Then once inside Bare Hands Gallery, I met an employee that follows this blog as well. I'll be going back to the gallery for more photos and information about this great place!
We had the pleasure of meeting and chatting with a Frida Kalo "look alike".