Studio Grand is pleased to host the annual Day of the Dead celebration, ceremony, and art exhibition. This year, the event and exhibition is curated by Nicolas Gonzalez Medina and Noemi Shah. Friends and neighbors living in the East Bay have been invited to create and display small altars. The night will include live performances by Rayla Meshawnn and Xochi Colmenares with Chulita Vinyl Club and Jetia Deity on the ones and twos throughout the night. 

Join us for our Opening Reception on Sunday, October 16th, from 6:30PM-9PM.

The event is open and free to the public. Studio Grand is a non-profit and donations are always welcome but not necessary. 

Art and Altar Installations By:
Nicolas Gonzalez Medina
Soleil Summer
Noemi Shah
Yadiel Andrea Ortega
Nichol Markowitz
Breena Nuñez Peralta
Joanna Villegas

Opening Prayer by Lea Arellano
Live Performance By: Rayla Meshawnn and Xochi Colmenares
Sounds By: Chulita Vinyl Club & Jetia Deity
DIY Sugar Skull Decorating Station
Art for SALE

Stay Tuned for 2 Sugar Skull Workshops in the next month

Día de Los Muertos

All Saints Day and All Souls Day are known as El Dia de Todos los Santos and El Dia de los Muertos, respectively. While it's strange for most of us to accept the fact that "death" and "festivities" can go hand-in-hand, for most Mexicans, the two are intricately entwined. This all stems from the ancient indigenous peoples of Mexico (Purepecha, Nahua, Totonac and Otomi) who believed that the souls of the dead return each year to visit with their living relatives - to eat, drink and be merry. Just like they did when they were living.