Arte Americas holds Dia De Los Muertos gala

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Sugar skulls and alters will fill the halls this weekend at Arte Americas in Downtown Fresno. (KFSN)

Sugar skulls and alters will fill the halls this weekend at Arte Americas in Downtown Fresno. Its part of the museum's annual Dia De Los Muertos Gala event

"This year's theme combines, Frieda used to paint a lot of images of death and has a lot of death quotes so we've incorporated both those theme together," said Frank Delgado, Arte Americas museum director.

Legend has it, Dia De Los Muertos is the time of the year in Mexican culture when passed souls come back to earth to be remembered. "The really important part of what we're doing here to expand our reach to greater audiences so more people can find out about this holiday and the real meanings of it," Delgado explained.

The museum connected with Joyce Kierejczyk and the local Armenian community to put this display together. "It's a journey. To me art is a journey, if its not a journey you shouldn't do it."

Joyce decided to go on a journey to celebrate her late sister carol's life with an eye catching wall display and spinner. The sisters co-owned "Penny Wise", a Fresno novelty shop. For the dedication Joyce used materials from the store. "I want to share her with everyone this to me is my piece to let everyone know who she was and to share a little part of her so you can have that little funny quirkiness."

From quirkiness to artwork with imagination and rich colors as well as historical significance

The day of the dead celebration just underway from Arte Americas Sunday at 4pm. Admission is $1.
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