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Join us for the 22nd Annual Fruitvale Día de Los Muertos Festival, scheduled for Sunday, October 29, 2017, from 10 am to 5 pm in the Fruitvale Village! Our theme this year is Life, Art, Oakland.

Whether you are a professional artist, student, or community member, we invite you to commemorate someone special, a group of people, or a cause with a traditional altar. The altares are the heart and soul of Día. We anticipate space for twenty (20) 10ft x 10ft altars at the festival. Each artist will receive a small stipend of a minimum of $250 to offset the costs of the materials.

Important Dates:

  • Applications are due September 15th, 2017 by 5 pm.
  • Artists who are selected will be notified by September 29th, 2017
  • Mandatory orientation Friday, October 13th, 2017
  • The Día de los Muertos Festival is on Sunday, October 29th, 2017

How to submit:

  1. Fill out the altar application (English application or Spanish application)
  2. Submit your application to The Unity Council

In Person: Turn in your application at The Unity Council, 1900 Fruitvale Ave, 2nd floor, Suite 2A
Online: Email your completed application to