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The Unity Council is looking for artists to design our 2017 Día de Los Muertos Festival Poster. This year’s theme is “Life, Art, Oakland.”

The winning artist will receive a *cash prize* and a free festival t-shirt. FRUITVALE and EAST OAKLAND artists are strongly encouraged to apply!



  • Please submit your original artwork in horizontal (“landscape”) format. Poster art will be used on billboards, flyers, shirts, and banners and we need the original design to allow for these formats.
  • Please include a one-page artist statement/cover letter with your submission telling us about your work and your connection to the community. Please include your current email or phone number to contact you.
  • Artists are encouraged to incorporate the 2017 Día de Los Muertos theme of “Life, Art, Oakland.” into their designs.

Submit online: Upload your art file to our Dropbox folder. You do not have a Dropbox account to submit a file. If you have any questions, email

Submit Your Design Here!

Submit in person: Drop off your work to The Unity Council’s headquarters at 1900 Fruitvale Ave, Suite 2A, Oakland CA 94601

If you have any questions email Itzel Diaz at or call 510-535-6914

Click here to check out last year’s winner!