The Unity Council is proud to announce Andrea Luna as the winner of the 2019 Dia de los Muertos Festival poster art contest winner!
Andrea is an educator, mother, artist, community organizer, and activist. She first became involved in the Dia de los Muertos Festival nearly thirteen years ago as a crafts vendor; she was one of the first vendors to bring homemade sugar skulls and miniature craft altars to the festival.
The Dia de los Muertos tradition is very close to Andrea’s heart. She grew up celebrating Dia de los Muertos in her native town in Oaxaca, Mexico. Every year, her family created an ofrenda for their late loved ones, was part of the procession, and visited the cemetery to decorate the graves of her ancestors.
“I started making Dia de los Muertos art to relive my childhood memories. I love making paper mache figurines, miniature altares, nichos, paper flowers, and papel picado.”
Andrea’s personal goal is to share Mexican culture and traditional arts and to advocate for the Latinx community.