Fiesta Cultural is Lane County’s largest celebration of Latino/a/x arts, culture, and heritage, featuring in-person and virtual programs and events happening throughout Lane County from September to December. An initiative led by Lane Arts Council to integrate communities through the arts, Fiesta Cultural engages all of Lane County through multicultural programs, activities, and events put on by the community.
Interested in participating? Lane Arts Council is seeking additional events, projects, and programs from the community to add to the Fiesta Cultural calendar, as well as more Latino/a/x and indigenous artists to feature during Fiesta Cultural.
28th Annual Día de los Muertos Exhibit
Friday, October 15th though Friday, November 5th
Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday 10am to 5:30pm, Saturday 12pm to 4pm
Maude Kerns Art Center, 1910 East 15th Avenue, Eugene
Suggested Donation for in person visits: $3 per person; $5 per family
The Maude Kerns Art Center celebrates the 28th annual Día de los Muertos Exhibit in 2021 with artwork, community altars, and a special Day of the Dead Gift Shop. The exhibit, which can be viewed in person or online, is on display Friday, October 15th through Friday, November 5.
The Mexican Day of the Dead celebration acknowledges the link between the communities of the living and the dead. The holiday blends the ancient harvest rituals of the Aztec god of death and the Roman Catholic holidays of All Souls and All Saints days. On November 1 and 2, the dead are thought to return to partake in the activities of the living. Holiday activities include the creation of altars that welcome deceased loved ones.
Online video tours of the Día de los Muertos Exhibit for children and adults will be available on the Art Center’s website at mkartcenter.org.
Thank you to our Fiesta Cultural sponsors: The Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace (OregonHealthCare.gov), Oregon Arts Commission, Law Offices of Lourdes Sánchez, City of Eugene Cultural Services, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, and Hecht & Norman. This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Thank you to our community partners: La Qué Buena, La E-Kiss, Centro Latino Americano, Huerto de la Familia, Downtown Languages, Salseros Dance Company, League of United Latin American Citizens of Lane County, Eugene Arte Latino, Bailamos!, and KLCC.