Last Chance To View The Catrina Village In El Paso This Weekend
If you missed out on the Dia de Los Muertos last weekend in downtown El Paso, you have until this Saturday to check the beautiful Catrina Village and a mural by local artist Babak.
El Pasoans came out in droves over the weekend; all decked out as Catrinas and Catrins to check out the Dia de Los Muertos Celebration – to the tune of nearly 30,000 people.
The downtown celebration was also jam-packed with tons of hands-on activities, performances, live music and entertainment, artist and farmers markets, themed streetcar rides, a community altar, food trucks, and a parade in the heart of downtown El Paso featuring local performers, community floats, and larger-than-life Mojigangas.
Apart from all the many things to see and do, the centerpiece of the weekend celebration was the debut of its Catrina Village.
The El Paso Museum of Art (EPMA) commissioned over 80 Catrinas intricately handcrafted for the Dia de Muertos / Day of The Dead festivities.
Created by an artisan collective from Michoacán, Mexico, the Catrina Village is so intricate that each catrina is distinct, made out of wood, others of clay, but all are beautifully and meticulously beaded and hand-painted.
If you missed out on the celebration, you have a few days left to experience the one-of-a-kind Catrina Village exhibit and the mural created by local artist Babak because it will be gone before the weekend's done.
The exhibit will remain on display at the EPMA now, through Saturday, October 30, from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.