SQACC celebrates 17th
year and Día de los Muertos
Sofía Quintero Art and Cultural Center (SQACC) celebrates its 17th
anniversary in the community and will celebrate Día de los
Muertos (Honoring Our Deceased Loved Ones) with an altar
exhibit and fundraiser on Saturday, November 2nd, 2013. Día
de los Muertos is celebrated throughout Mexico and Latino
communities in honor of those who have passed away.
SQACC’s 17th anniversary celebration will include an
exhibit of the Día de los Muertos altars created by
community residents, Spanish Clubs from local High Schools and
artists. The altars will be exhibited at La Galeria, 1224
Broadway, Toledo, Ohio- 43609.
Altars activities are free and open to the public starting with
a blessing ceremony at 9:00 a.m. at the Quintero Center followed
by a procession lead by Father Molina to SS Peter & Paul
Parish, 728 S. St. Clair St, Toledo, Ohio – 43609, for mass and
a pan dulce y chocolate reception. The altar
exhibit will also be open to the public from November 4th
through Friday, November 15th from 10:00 am – 3:00
pm. For school groups and the general public to view the altars,
please contact Cathy at 567-343-8671 to reserve a time.
The evening fundraiser will be from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. at the
Sofia Quintero Arts & Cultural Center, Toledo, OH 43609, where
we will honor our beloved departed. A traditional Mexican dinner
will be served featuring authentic Mexican food prepared by our
resident chef. Guests will be entertained by Los Mariachis
Locos and DJ Isaiah Burciaga.