On Friday night come find The Coachella Valley Art Scene at Raices Culturas’s 9th Annual Dia De Los Muertos/Run with los Muertos event(s) in Coachella!

The Dia de los Muertos event will be in conjunction with the inaugural Run with Los Muertos, a 5k run through the city of Coachella at night.  The race encourages everyone to dress up….and we (the CVAS blogsquad) will be encouraging everyone to light up with us in the craft tent!

We will be showing people how to craft their very own LED lights!  These LED light can be attached to your shoes, to your wrists, in your hair, on your costume….wherever you desire.  And, best part is, the lights last from 1-3 months.  Plus, let’s be honest, way better for the environment then plastic tubes filled with weird glow-in-the-dark goo, right?!

Craft with LED lights, run a 5k, see amazing art from the local community and learn more about the culture!

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Check out this photo from a past LED party we did:

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We’ll see you there!

Below is all the information on Raices Culturas, Dia de los Muertos and Run with Los Muertos.

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RAICES CULTURAS MISSION

is to create a space for artistic and cultural expression, to promote healthy communities, and to strengthen the voice of the Eastern Coachella Valley.

More information: http://raicesdelvalle.org

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ABOUT THE EVENT

On Friday, November 1st, 2013 we are planning on bringing the annual Dia de los Muertos celebration to Downtown 6th Street Coachella as a lively street festival experience for the entire Coachella Valley and reimagine the Downtown with massive art installations of calaveras (skulls) and community altars along the street. The event has outgrown the previous venue, thanks to great community support, and so we think it is time to grow our efforts. We are looking to utilize Coachella downtown empty storefronts as a showcase for local visual artists and make the downtown come to life at night. We plan to have performances by local bands, Danza Azteca, Balet Folklorico, and spoken word. Your contribution will support youth and local artists to implement this vision and demonstrate the power of art and culture to transform downtown Coachella into a empowering community experience.

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MEET THE ARTISTS

ARTIST JOSE DIAS

Jose Diaz’ before photo of the Calavera he is painting. Jose is one of the lead artists that worked with youth for the Coachella and Hue Festivals. Looking forward to his creativity shared with the Dia de Los Muertoa event.

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Desert Hot Springs-based Artist Aaron Hansen has his Calavera sculpture ready to transform with his super painting skills. This calavera has been through some journey and will enter its next transformation with the final result unveiled on Friday, Nov. 1 in Downtown Coachella.

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Marne M L Navarro Oneseven of Lifeworks Art Gallery taking away a Calavera to customize. We can’t wait for the final results on Nov 1.

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Today’s Drop off to Coachella-based artist Chris Sanchez to paint one of the Calavera heads. His work is great. We think this is gonna be a monumental piece for the Nov. 1 Dia de los Muertos event.

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There will be tons of these large scale sculptures all around the event.  Make sure to check them all out.  Once you pick your favorite make sure to take a photo and @TheCVArtScene on Twitter & Instagram to show us!

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In addition to the large sculptures there are tons of small murals around town, featured like the one above.  Have you seen one that you really like?  Let us know!

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MORE INFORMATION ON RAICES CULTURAS & DIA DE LOS MUERTOS EVENT:

http://raicesdelvalle.org

Facebook Invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/523474037732908

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Raices Culturas’s Dia de los Muertos event is in conjunction with the

RUN WITH LOS MUERTOS 5K RUN!

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ABOUT THE RACE

ON DAY OF THE DEAD JOIN HUNDREDS OF RUNNERS AND SPECTATORS FROM THROUGHOUT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FOR AN EVENING OF MUSIC, ART, REMEMBRANCE AND CELEBRATION. RUN ON YOUR OWN OR WITH A TEAM IN HONOR OF YOUR MUERTO OR PASSED LOVED ONE.

FROM THE PRE-, DURING, AND POST 5K ART VIEWING OPPORTUNITIES, THE LIVE MUSIC, NEON LIGHTS, BURNING CANDLES, PAINTED FACES, TO THE LOS MUERTOS PROCESSION LEADING THE RUN, THE RUN WITH LOS MUERTOS EVENT PROMISES TO BE VISUALLY APPEALING, CULTURALLY ENRICHING, PHYSICALLY ENGAGING, AND SPIRITUALLY UP LIFTING. PARTICIPANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO RUN IN COSTUME, T-SHIRTS THAT HONOR LOVED ONES THAT HAVE PASSED, OR IN GLOW IN THE DARK GEAR.

THE FIRST OF ITS KIND IN THE COACHELLA VALLEY, RUN WITH LOS MUERTOS PROMISES TO BE A MAGICAL EVENING.

For more information: http://www.runwithlosmuertos.com

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