The Mattie Rhodes Center and its Westside neighbors will begin their annual Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration on Friday and Saturday with an art exhibit and street festival.

 

Day of the Dead celebrates the colorful and loving history of Mexico, explained Paul Gutierrez of Mattie Rhodes. Festivities will run from 6-10 p.m. Friday at Mattie Rhodes with a Dia De Los Muertos art exhibit, live music food and fun. Mattie Rhodes is located at 917 & 919 W. 17th St.

“Come dressed as your own Day of the Dead inspired character, and experience the celebration, memories, love and creativity,” Gutierrez.

The First Friday fun will be followed by the Day of the Dead street festival from 1- 10 p.m. Saturday. The celebration will feature live entertainment, local food vendors, handmade arts and crafts and many children’s activities.

For more information, visit the Mattie Rhodes website at www.mattierhodes.org.