Guild hosts Dia de los Muertos event

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Monica Loa is pictured at the Creative Arts Guild's Dia de Los Muertos event in 2018.

Now an annual event for the Creative Arts Guild, this year's Dia de los Muertos is Saturday, Nov. 2, from 5 to 10:30 p.m at the Guild's facility, 520 W. Waugh St.

The event features live music, traditional food vendors, beer and wine, traditional clothing and jewelry vendors, arts and crafts, face painting, a children's Halloween costume contest with prizes, Catrina or Catrin costume contests for adults, plus a traditional altar contest with cash prize for the winner. Convenient event parking is at First Baptist Church of Dalton with a shuttle provided. Dia de los Muertos is a family-friendly event, free and open to the community.

Dia de los Muertos -- the Day of the Dead -- is an annual holiday typically celebrated on Nov. 1. Although found throughout Latin America, Dia de los Muertos is most strongly associated with Mexico, where the tradition originated.

If you would like to learn more about the event, the traditional festivities or would like to help out at the event, check out the Creative Arts Guild Facebook page or contact Leanne Martin at leanne@ creativeartsguild.org.

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