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Dias de Los Muertos

Near Fruitvale BART, Oakland

November 8, 2015,
11am - 6pm

Join Forrealism artists and new young collaborators at the Fruitvale Dias De Los Muertos Festival. This annual event is a tradition of the Bay Area, and a long time Forrealism Favorite.

Noche de Muertos @ Linden St. Brewery
95 Linden Street Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 812-1264

A celebration for Days of Dead, the evening of November 1, 2012 with deep rooted Mexican traditions, Oakland style.

A fundraiser for San Francisco Women Against Rape (SFWAR)
A % of sales from ALL vendors (Art, Food & Drink) are being DONATED. Celebrate your loved ones, purchase amazing LOCALLY made goods AND support SF Women Against Rape at the same time!

FREE Event! Family Friendly! Donations to SFWAR accepted.

LIVE music by Oakland's own Carne Cruda & Latin Dance Grooves by DJ Crimson

Mexican Inspired Food by:
Tina Tamale (feat. Yerena Farms), Fist of Flour Pizza, Boffo Cart, Oaktown Jerk & Big Wheel Cookie Co.

Beverages by Linden Street Brewery & somaR Bar

Silent Art Auction

Blessing at 5:30pm. Day of the Dead Community Altar with Farmigo, Oakland Grown & Mexico By Hand. Bring a photo of your departed loved one(s) to place in the altar for the night.

Sugar Skull Face Painting by Alana Dill

Vendors: 5733, devika's palacio multi-cultural folk art & Forrealism

Be Green! Venue a short bike from West Oakland BART, Jack London/Old Oakland & Downtown Oakland

Bike Valet by Oakland SPOKES

This is a kid-friendly event! Bring los niños!

Sponsored by Ruth Stroup Insurance

Chillin' Productions Art & Fashion Show
444 Jessie Street
Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

Chillin' Productions Brings You:
60 fashion designers, 80 painters/photographers, 60 filmmakers
Music by DJ JOHANSON, Russell Vargas, DJ Shon (Gossip/Cat Club), Kerowack, Dirtyhertz, and Dave Madix + more
Admission $6
21+ ID
For details about the show go to:

This event was covered in SF Gate! Check it!

Temescal Street Fair
Sunday, July 8th, 2012
12-6 PM
Telegraph Avenue between 45th and 51st, North Oaklandtem

The festival is sponsored by the Temescal Telegraph Community Association, founded to revitalize the economic potential of Temescal, one of Oakland's oldest neighborhoods. The event features two stages (Main Stage and Kids' Stage) and promotes local craft artists and cultural performers, representative of the rich mosaic of culture in the area.

Enjoy Food and Drinks from these Featured Restaurants: Lanesplitter Pizza and Pub, La Calaca Loca Taqueria, The Avenue, Barlata, SR24, Whole Foods, Fine Crafts and community booths and much more!

Valet bike parking by East Bay Bike Coalition. 8 blocks from MacArthur BART

Information/volunteer line: 510-860-7327

Temescal Street Fair Website


Oakland's Art & Soul Festival
August 4th - 5th, 2012, 10am-6pm
$15 at door; $7 Youth 13-18; 12 & under free
Downtown Oakland

For the 11th annual Art & Soul festival, six concert stages will be packed with an eclectic all-star lineup of 60 national recording artists and hot Bay Area bands to please every musical taste. Stroll the Global Artisan Marketplace for great art by Forrealism Artists and unique gifts to take home!

Art and Soul Website


Days of the Dead Celebration
Saturday & Sunday, October 30-31, 2011
National Museum of the American Indian, Washington DC

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and the National Museum of American History are co-sponsoring a celebration of the Latin American holiday Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with a two-day family eevent Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 30–31, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day at the National Museum of the American Indian. The celebration will feature hands-on activities for adults and children, take-home crafts, demonstrations, films and performances that reflect traditions associated with this holiday. Admission is free.

Common holiday festivities include setting up ofrendas—an altar used to display portraits, foods, special possessions and memories of a loved one. Throughout the weekend, visitors can visit and observe three ofrendas while Evelyn Orantes (Guatemalan Maya) and multimedia artist Tlisza Jaurique (Mexica/Yaqui/Basque/Xicana) demonstrate traditional offerings (10:30 a.m. to noon and 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Potomac Atrium).

Other highlighted activities include customary Day of the Dead crafts, such as papel picado (paper cut-outs) and calavera (papier-mâché skull) demonstrations (10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), and hands-on family crafts consisting of the decorating plaster skulls and making papel picado (10:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m.) in the third-level classroom and overlook. A special adult papel picado workshop led by Catalina Delgado-Trunk (Mexican of Nahuatl/Culhuacan paternal ancestry) (11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.) will take place in Room 4025.

National Museum of the American Indian Website