The Marlborough Arts Center is sponsoring a coloring contest for children
in conjunction with the Dia de los Muertos Art Show and Mercado being
held from October 10-November 8. Children are asked to stop by the Arts
Center during gallery hours,1-4pm, weekends during September and
October to pick up pictures to color. The completed pictures should be
returned to the Arts Center during gallery hours, posted on the website. Be
sure to include name and age, as well as phone number, as ribbons and prizes will be awarded.
Children are encouraged to submit original artwork, as well. There is no
age limit. Children who enter will also be given a free Raffle ticket for a
colorful Skeleton Tote/Duffle.

Please check the MAC website to find information about the upcoming
Mexican themed celebration, activities and classes for adults and children,
a Scavenger Hunt for the kids, and much more. When you enter the
exhibit, you will be immersed in Mexican tradition,music, and items for sale.
The Artists Reception Mexican Dinner ($10) will be held on October 16
from 6-8 pm.

Families can actively participate in the essence of this unique and joyful
event by bringing tokens of remembrance or a photo(copy) of loved ones to
be celebrated,and placing them on the beautifully authentic “Altare”, which
will be fully decorated with colorful flowers and other Mexican “Ofrenda”.

We hope our Altare will grow in beauty and meaning as the activities
throughout October culminate on the afternoon/evening of Nov. 1, when we
will have appetizers, Mariachi Music and an outdoor candlelight procession.

We are very excited to be offering this multicultural event and hope that all
area families will visit often on the weekend afternoons October 10 to
November 8 and enjoy the many activities provided.