Cheekwood’s 15th Annual
EL DIA DE LOS MUERTOS
Saturday, November 1, 2014
11:00am – 5:00pm
The festivals of Mexico and Latin America are world renowned for their colorful decorations, energetic music, and cultural significance. El Día de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, is no exception! The holiday is one of the most important celebrations in Latin America and demonstrates the culture’s strong sense of love and respect for one’s ancestors while celebrating the continuance of life. Join in the festivities and learn more about this unique holiday as you tour the altars, shop in the marketplace, explore traditional arts and crafts, and enjoy live music and dance.
ART & ACTIVITIES
Take part in the Mexican art of paper cutting.
Learn about the significance of the butterflies as you create your own colorful Monarch.
Make a colorful marigold, the traditional flowerof the holiday.
Add your thoughts to the colorful tree of memories.
Make a colorful skeleton mask to wear during the festival.
DANCING CALACAS PUPPETS
Make your own skeleton move and celebrate with this dancing and music-inspired craft!
A Día de los Muertos tradition! Decorate a sugar skull to honor your ancestors.
Be inspired by legendary Mexican printmaker Jose Posada. Draw and print your own design!
Learn the importance of the skull as a symbol of the holiday and mold your own out of clay.
Colorful open air markets line the streets of Latin America during the celebration. Local merchants sell food, flowers, art, and handmade items which people buy to decorate their altars and tombs. Visit the vendors at the festival to discover the talent of local artists, shop for unique gift items, and taste traditional foods!
ART & GOODS
AMANDA K DESIGNS
Original Mixed Media Art & Jewelry
CINDY DAVID DESIGNS
EV MEX FOLK ART
Original & Imported Art & Jewelry
Jewelry, Apparel & More
LUCKY CHARM JEWELRY
Jewelry and More
PJ MURRAY DESIGNS
Handmade & Antique Jewelry
Handmade Arts & Crafts
INCLINED TO IMPROVISE
Mixed Media & Collage Art
HEALTH ALLIANCE, VANDERBILT
Handcrafted Textiles and Crafts from Guatemala
JACKIE CHEUVRONT ART
Original Paintings, Prints & Cards
Day of the Dead Masks & Paintings
PURPLE SPINEY OYSTER
Meso-American Inspired Art & Jewelry
Sugar Skull Face Painting
Original Art from Natural Materials
Handmade Paper Arts
Mexican Arts and Crafts
Food Truck | Authentic Mexican Cuisine
Empanadas, Alfajores & More
Café Rumba Roast Fair Trade Coffee
Food Truck | Authentic Mexican Food
Food Truck | Empanadas, Churros, & More
LA HACIENDA RESTAURANT
Traditional Mexican Buffet
LA HACIENDA BAKERY
Bread of the Dead | Pan de Muerto
LAS FAJITAS MEXICAN RESTAURANT
Sopapillas, Tamales, Champurrado & Fajitas
Gourmet Mexican Popsicles
Tamales, Nachos, Fruit Waters
MAS TACOS POR FAVOR
Food Truck | Tacos & More
NELLY’S HANDMADE SWEETS
Alfajores & Empanadas
SANTA NINO DE ATOCHA TORTILLERIA
Fresh Corn Tortillas & Chips
Food Truck | Original Mexican Gourmet