The Altar Show

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 10/28/2017 - 11/05/2017
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location
Northern Mines Building


October 28th – November 5th

Presented by:  The Altar Show

Website: http://www.thealtarshow.org/

Phone: (530) 432-4280

Email: http://www.thealtarshow.org/contact/  –  click link to send an email from their website

Tickets: The show does not charge admission but tax-deductible contributions are welcome as the show is self-supporting.

About the Show

The first “Altar Show in Nevada County” took place in 1997, inspired by the Sacramento art show, “Altares del Mundo.” Based on Indo-Hispanic “Dia de los Muertos” traditions, artists created beautiful altars to honor beloved people who had passed on. The show was so powerful for both altaristas and viewers that it has become an annual event with up to sixty altars.

The altars have evolved to include contemporary three-dimensional art with diverse topics, techniques, and media, as well as memorials in the historic tradition.

Each show also includes a “community altar”, where visitors may participate by leaving personal notes, photos and mementos. The show does not charge admission but tax-deductible contributions are welcome as the show is self-supporting.

Join us to celebrate and reaffirm the human experience. We hope you discover in our altars, as we do when we create them, a sense of healing, solace, joy, insight, relief, refreshment, renewal – perhaps even truth.

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