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Get ready for Día de los Muertos!
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October, 2009

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Lawndale Art Center Newsletter
September 30, 2009
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In This Issue
Día de los Muertos
Volunteer Opportunities
Sponsor Opportunities
Día de los Muertos Events
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22nd Annual Día de los Muertos
October 19-November 7, 2009

For over twenty years Lawndale Art Center has presented an annual open call, non-juried exhibition that celebrates the Mexican tradition of Día de los Muertos in a contemporary context.  This program supports area artists and students by offering them an opportunity to show their works to diverse audiences in a museum quality setting. Over the years additional programming has been developed to educate audiences and encourage dialogue in celebration of Mexican-American heritage in our region. Día de los Muertos programs and exhibitions at Lawndale Art Center promote cultural awareness of Mexican folk art practices associated with this celebration of family, life and community.
More information on this year's Día de los Muertos events...

Volunteer Opportunities

Lawndale Art Center is seeking energetic and dedicated volunteer to help us with some exciting events we have planned for this October and November.  Sign up today for volunteer opportunities at Bayou City Arts Festival Downtown and our 22nd Annual Día de los Muertos events.

Sponsor Opportunities

Funds raised in support of Lawndale's 22nd Annual Día de los Muertos help underwrite the cost of our free public programs throughout the year. Your generosity allows us to continue serving as one of Houston's leading contemporary arts spaces - engaging audiences and fostering dialogue among the region's diverse communities. To find out more about making a donation to this year's event, please download our Donor Packet or contact us at 713.528.5858 or by email at

Día de los Muertos Events

Retablo Exhibition
October 19 - November 7, 2009

Lawndale Art Center is pleased to present its 22nd Annual Día de los Muertos series of programs, a celebration of the art, music and practices of Mexico. Lawndale invites Texas artists to create their own interpretation of the traditional tin devotional painting practice in Mexico known as the retablo in this annual exhibition.

Gala and Retablo Silent Auction
Friday, October 23, 2009
Artist, Member and Sponsor preview 6-7 PM
Gala and Silent Auction 7-9 PM

Admission: $40 per person
$30 for Lawndale Members
Available at the door, by calling 713.528.5858
or email

The festivities begin with a silent auction Friday, October 23. The auction of retablos, created and donated by nearly 300 Texas artists, feature contemporary interpretations of this traditional, devotional art. Guests will also enjoy Día de los Muertos exhibitions in the Cavnar and Mezzanine Galleries which feature the works of Houston school children.

Music from Mr. Bristle and friends. Tasty tidbits and libations from Mission Burrito, Raven Grill, Tart Cafe, Saint Arnold Brewing Company and El Milagro Tequila.

For ticket information, call 713-528-5858.

Other Events:
Retablo Exhibition | October 19-November 7, 2009
Community Ofrenda | October 19-November 7, 2009
Gala & Silent Auction | October 23, 2009 | 7-9PM
Music Ofrenda | October 27, 2009 | 6-7:30PM
Papel Picado Workshop | October 29, 2009 | 6PM
Sugar Skull Workshop | November 5, 2009 | 4-7PM
Family Day Fiesta | November 7, 2009 | 12-4PM

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