Dia de los Muertos Community Procession: Breathtaking Pilsen

Join PERRO and Pros Arts Studio for this year’s Dia de los Muertos celebration and procession.  Let us know you are coming…


Here is all the information from Pros Arts Studio’s website:

Held on Friday, November 2nd. Free and open to the community.

Pros Arts Studio, in residence at Dvorak Park and in collaboration with P.E.R.R.O., proudly presents the 33rd annual Dia de Muertos celebration, Muertos de la Risa in Breathatking Pilsen– an evening of spectacle, community activisim and ancestral remembrance in joyful celebration, thigh-slapping carcajadas and belly laughter.

Held at Dvorak Park 
1119 W. Cullerton
Chicago, IL 60608

Join us for a community procession featuring giant pole puppets, face painting, and multi-media street-level ofrendas:

4 p.m. Face Painting
5 p.m. Calavera Circus
6 p.m. Community Procession
7 p.m. Nahui Ollin
7:30pm  Refreshments

Calavera Circus
PAS Youth Circus participants
showcase dexterity and skill while
juggling, stilt-walking and more.

Nahui Ollin

Concheros and Aztec dance group
that performs the indigenous,
ceremonial dances of ancient Mexico

Plus performances by…
-The Benito Juarez Marching Band
-The Ruiz Elementary Drumline
-Sherwood Conservatory Percussion Ensemble

Here’s a little taste of what you can expect to see at this year’s event.

Since 1979 Pros Arts Studio (PAS) has celebrated its Dia de Muertos community procession, making it the longest running Day of the Dead event in Pilsen.

Interested in volunteering? 
We can use a helping hand. If you have the desire to be a deeper part of this celebration. Sign-up here.(Service learning available)

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency), the Center for Community Arts Partnerships at Columbia College through the Urban Missions program, which recieves partial funding from the Kresge Foundation, the Alphawood Foundation, Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs: Cultural Outchreach Program (COP), City Arts II, and the office of Alderman Danny Solis. Pros Arts Studio is part of the Arts Partners in Residence at the Chicago Park District.

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