Thursday, October 30, 2014

Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead is a big deal in Oakland.  There's a big street festival in the Fruitvale District and the  Oakland Museum sponsors an annual exhibit usually featuring altars created by local artists.  This small wood assemblage was in the Museum gift shop.
But you can find nods to the day everywhere around town.  Like at this summer street fair.
There's a similar logo for the Giants too.  But that's the other side of the Bay.

I'll be out of town for a few weeks, so I won't be able to leave comments.  Sorry.


  1. I see a lot of mexican influence in the art here used.

  2. Very peculiar to these eyes. Day of the Dead is something I know about, but there's just not the community here to make a big deal of it.

  3. Awesome artifacts of today Oakland!

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    =^..^= . <3

  4. Day of the Dead is foreign to me. It is not celebrated in the parts of Connecticut and Florida that I see. It seems that colorful iconography is the order of the day.