The Downtown Arts District, Tacatantán Records and Pink Hair Productions are co-producing the Fourth Annual Dia de los Muertos & Monster Factory Exhibit. The opening night block party will take place on Thursday, October 17, 2013 from 6 – 11 p.m., at CityArts Factory and Pine Street as part of the Downtown Arts District’s Third Thursday Gallery Hop.
On Thursday, October 17, 2013, Pine Street (Orange Ave. to Court St.) will be closed for live music provided by Tacatantán Records, Macabre Cirque performance by Phantasmagoria, high energy art performance by Salvador Live, giant Mojiganga puppet procession, Dia de los Muertos Ofrendas, live dance performance by ME Dance, art and food vendors, photo booth and a kids craft area. For a more dramatic effect, face painting will be available. The cost will be a $5 donation at the entrance.
The exhibit will run through Friday, November 15 during regular hours (Tuesday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.) at CityArts Factory located in the heart of Downtown Orlando’s Arts District at 29 S. Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801. The simultaneous exhibitions will feature the work of local artists in the theme of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) and Monsters (Halloween) including three haunting murals. All the artwork in the Third Annual Dia de los Muertos & Monster Factory Exhibit will be available for purchase. For more information about the Third Thursday Gallery Hop & Art Walk visit www.orlandoslice.com.
ABOUT DOWNTOWN ARTS DISTRICT
The Downtown Arts District is a dedicated nonprofit organization for advancing arts and economic development in the City of Orlando. Established in 2000, the Arts District represents and serves the arts community through signature programming and public art projects.
The Arts District is the producer of the monthly 3rd Thursday Gallery Hop & Art Walk, the annual La Maschera themed arts celebration, and the award-winning network, OrlandoSlice.com. In addition, the Arts District is the parent company to CityArts Factory – Downtown’s largest collection of community art galleries, and the home of SAK Comedy Lab. For more information, visit www.orlandoslice.com. Gallery at Avalon Island located on Pine and Magnolia Street is also managed by the Arts District.
ABOUT TACATANTAN RECORDS
Tacatantán Records is an Independent Record Label based in Orlando, FL which provides a supportive and flexible environment for artists to develop and expose their music to the world. Established in 2009 by Abdias Ernesto Garcia, Carolina Suarez-Garcia & Hernando Otero, Tacatantán Records is a collective of empowered, culturally diverse and passionate artists who share the vision of a new music driven agenda.
At Tacatantán Records, visual arts go hand in hand with music. This Boutique Record Label has co-produced CityArts Factory’s Annual Dia de los Muertos & Monster Factory event since 2012 and sponsoring Orlando based, world artists since its beginnings. For more information, visit www.tacatantanrecords.com.