Guide to 5th Annual Dia de Los Muertos – El Monte

General Event Information

The 5th Annual Dia de Los Muertos – El Monte event is an artistic and cultural celebration of life, death, family, traditions, and community.  The event is developed by the Nuvein Foundation for Literature and the Arts in partnership with the Downtown El Monte Business Assocation. This year’s event is dedicated to the memories of El Monte’s own Enrique Diaz, Bobby Salcedo, Emily Ishigaki, and Adrian Castro.

5th Annual Dia de Los Muertos  – El Monte

Saturday, October 18th, 2013
1pm-7pm

El Monte Valley Mall
along Valley Mall (between Lexington Ave and Clemenson St.)

Presented by the Nuvein Foundation for Literature and the Arts
Sponsored by the Downtown El Monte Business Association

Supported by
El Monte / South El Monte Chamber of Commerce
City of El Monte
Mid Valley News
Mid Valley Radio
El Monte Television Channel 3
Cultura y Mas

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The event will also feature over 50 artists from across the Southern California region and beyond in a curated art exhbit entitled “!Galeria Alegrarse!” curated by La Puente based artists/curators/organizers
Christopher “Cakeshop” Penalber and Melissa Lyndell of CakeShop Oddities and Double Agent: the Art of Melissa Lyndell respectively. Christopher and Melissa are active leadership and organizers of the La Puente Artwalk. They have both organized numerous art shows across Southern California and have exhibited in as many as well.

The event will also feature the artwork of Andrew Cervantes, a native of Los Angeles, who goes by the artistic name of “Glittering Andy”.

Andrew is a 4th generation artisan whose work is based on and inspired by traditional Mexican crafts and techniques passed down through his family. His discipline mixes modern and traditional art forms to find combinations of genres/styles that are fascinating and eye-catching. His art expresses into various mediums, including painting, sculpting, papier mache, and glass painting. Andrew was recognized by the City of Los Angeles for his papier mache, community workshops, and fine arts. He has also received awards for his Dia de los Muertos altars, and has been invited to share his passion and inspiration with our guests at this year’s event.  He also offers workshops for aspiring artists of all ages as the current Curator and Artist in Residence at Holy Grounds Coffee and Tea in El Sereno, where he teaches monthly workshops out of the patio there on varied arts. He also teaches hand-built ceramics at Plaza de la Raza. Finally, Andrew is also a part of El Sereno Community Arts (ESCA) with whom he also offers community based workshops and events, including the upcoming El Sereno’s 5th Annual Dia de Los Muertos Festival.

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Map of 2014 DDLM El Monte

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Parking Instructions/Directions

NOTE: Please be aware that this event happens right after the El Monte Children’s Parade, a large city event, that will close down access to Tyler Ave from Valley Mall down to Arceo Park (past the 10 Fwy), parking may be limited on the parking lots. Early arrival encouraged.

 

FROM LA METRO/WEST SGV

  • Head EAST on FWY 10 towards San Bernardino
  • Exit Santa Anita Ave (merge onto Asher Ave.)
  • Make a left onto Northbound Santa Anita Ave.
  • Make a right onto Valley Mall (Pollo Loco on Corner)
  • To park closest to Valley Blvd (North Lots) make the first and only left onto N Granada Ave. (lots on your right)
  • To park closest to  Ramona Blvd (South Lots) make the first and only right onto S. Granada (lots on your left)

FROM INLAND EMPIRE/EAST SGV

  • Head WEST on FWY 10 towards Los Angeles
  • Exit Valley Blvd (merge onto Valley Blvd)
  • Head east on Valley Blvd
  • To park closest to Valley Blvd (North Lots) make a left on either Center/El Monte/Monterrey/Granada Ave (lots on either side)
  • To park closest to Ramona Blvd (South Lots) make a left on Granada, go past Valley Mall (lots on lett)

FROM PASADENA/NORTH SGV

  • Head EAST on FWY 210 towards the 605 FWY
  • Take SOUTH 605 FWY towards Long Beach
  • Take WEST 10 FWY towards Los Angeles
  • Exit Valley Blvd (merge onto Valley Blvd)
  • Head east on Valley Blvd
  • To park closest to Valley Blvd (North Lots) make a left on either Center/El Monte/Monterrey/Granada Ave (lots on either side)
  • To park closest to Ramona Blvd (South Lots) make a left on Granada, go past Valley Mall (lots on lett)

FROM ORANGE COUNTY/LONG BEACH

  • Take NORTH 605 FWY towards Azusa/Duarte
  • Take WEST 10 FWY towards Los Angeles
  • Exit Valley Blvd (merge onto Valley Blvd)
  • Head east on Valley Blvd
  • To park closest to Valley Blvd (North Lots) make a left on either Center/El Monte/Monterrey/Granada Ave (lots on either side)
  • To park closest to Ramona Blvd (South Lots) make a left on Granada, go past Valley Mall (lots on lett)

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Event Itinerary

FEATURING

  • Live Traditional and Cultural performances of ballet folklorico, danza azteca, mariachi music, poesia/poetry, and much more!
  • Over 40 artisan vendors and craftsmakers as well as local charities and organizations
  • Curated Art Gallery and Artistic Altar Creations and Displays

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OTHER INFORMATION

VENDOR CHECK IN/SETUP/BREAK DOWN

  • Check in and Set up for vendors will begin at 11am along Valley Mall
  • Vendors are to report to the Nuvein Booth located at the Intersection of Valley Mall and Palm Ct (look for Yellow Shirts)
  • Walk ins will be processed at Nuvein Booth. Report to Jeffrey Bickel.
  • Spaces will be assigned by Nuvein.
  • Break down will begin immediately after the event at 7pm.

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PUBLIC UTILITIES/AMENITIES

  • Bathrooms can be found in the several eateries along Valley Mall
  • Public access bathrooms.commodes will be set up on Palm Ct and Valley Mall
  • Limited event seating will be available near the stage area
  • Sidewalk benches open for all use along Valley Mall
  • City waste receptacles will be all along Valley Mall and Event waste bins will be along event route
  • Sidewalk and Streets are wheelchair, walker, and stroller accessible
  • Event volunteers will be at event to facilitate navigation of event

 

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