What: Mad Hatter Tea Party
When: Saturday, April 6th, at 5:00pm
Where: The Firehouse Art Center
Tickets: Available Through Eventbrite
Drinking from handmade ceramic works by local artists including Alex Zablocki and Kecia Benvenuto, we’ll taste teas and eat sweets. Fare generously provided by La Momo Maes bakery, proceeds to benefit the exhibitions program at Firehouse Art Center. Costumes encouraged. Come as your favorite character, bring your victorian garble.
What: Catrina Ball & the Gigantes Fiesta and Procession
When: November 02, 2018 at 5:00pm
Where: 4th Avenue, Longmont, CO (Between Main St. & Coffman St.)
Cost: Free for Fiesta & Procession and $10 at Dickens for the Catrina Ball with food from Jefe’s!
The sixth annual Catrina Ball at the Dickens Opera House will be a party to die for … or at least an event to celebrate the lives of those who have already made the journey into the Great Beyond.
The Ball commemorates Día de los Muertos, a widely observed holiday in Mexico and other Latin countries. It is a time when the living remember and honor departed relatives. But rather than doing so in a gloomy manner, as the name may suggest, The Day of the Dead is a time of festive celebration.
“Sometimes, when people of other cultures hear for the first time about the celebration of the Day of the Dead, they mistakenly think it must be: gruesome, terrifying, scary, ugly and sad,” according to inside-mexico.com. “Nothing could be further from the truth. The Day of the Dead is a beautiful ritual in which Mexicans happily and lovingly remember their loved relatives that have died.
The name, Catrina Ball, refers to the Calavera Catrina – a sort of female, skeletal version of the Grim Reaper. Her image was created by Mexican illustrator José Guadalupe Posada around 1910 and remains a central figure in Mexico’s cultural identity.
Attendees are encouraged come dressed as Catrinas – with fancy clothes and faces painted like skulls. The location will be decorated with candles, marigolds and papel-picado, and will feature an exhibition including a community “ofrenda” (altar), a community sugar skull wall, and a Catrina wall with drawings by local artists. Price of admission includes deadly drinks, festive food, live music and a crazy awesome art auction. Get your face painted at the Firehouse and get ready dance, dance, dance!
What: 1st Annual Canvas Carnival
When: August 18, 2018 at 4:00pm
Where: Grossen Bart Brewery, 1025 Delaware Ave.
Join the Firehouse Art Center and ArtWalk Longmont for a fun filled event with 5+ working artist, food vendors, games and activities for the whole family at Grossen Bart Brewery in Longmont, CO. Face painting, interactive art activities, music, beer and more!
Cost: $5.00 suggested donation
Percentage of beer sales to benefit the Firehouse & Artwalk Longmont