Moonlight Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos Bajo la Luna)
The Point Arena Lighthouse is thrilled to welcome back the Moonlight Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos Bajo la Luna) on Wednesday, November 1, 2023 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This special community event is the presentation of the Pacific Community Charter High School (PCCHS) students and faculty and is free to all. The exhibit will remain on display through Tuesday, November 7.
The exhibit of student art inspired by the popular Día de los Muertos celebration will be displayed in the Buttress Room in the base of the Lighthouse Tower, and the students will be decorating the circular staircase that leads to the top of the Tower with paper marigolds, pressed tin art and other surprises and decorating the Lantern Room at the top of the Tower with student art. The displayed art is by students of PCCHS, Point Arena Elementary, Pacific Community Charter Elementary, Manchester Elementary and Horicon. There will be a Community Altar in the Whale Watch Room of the Fog Signal Building Museum watched over by a Catrina and the public is invited to bring their own offerings to add to the altar in memory of their loved ones. Action Network and PCCHS students will be offering free face painting to the children that attend the event.
In addition to the student art exhibit in the Lighthouse Tower the artist exhibiting in the Whale Watch Room Gallery (WWRG), Angelina Wilson, will be installing Día de los Muertos inspired art. She will continue to be the featured WWRG artist through Jan. 29, 2024 along with Ling-Yen Jones’ jewelry. PCCHS students will also be selling hot chocolate, cinnamon tea, sweet tamales and small Mexican pastries to raise funds for Spring Field Study Trip.
Some of the planned elements of the event include:
- Día de los Muertos themed student art
- Community Altar
- Traditional music
- La Catrina
- Hot chocolate, cinnamon tea, sweet tamales and small Mexican pastries to raise funds for Spring Field Study Trip