No Día de los Muertos Celebration for 2016

snowdrift-winslow-dod2014-3Snowdrift Art Space regrets to inform our supporters that we will not be presenting Winslow’s Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Celebration this year. Even though we will not be hosting a public event, Día de los Muertos altars in the Family Chapel are available for viewing though private tours of Snowdrift. E-mail us here to set up an appointment.

Families celebrate Día de los Muertos throughout Latin America and the Southwestern United States to remember their departed ancestors and loved ones. They pray, sing, dance, and place ofrendas (offerings) at graves and altars for the departed, who are thought to briefly visit the earth at this time each year to make sure that all is well and they have not been forgotten. Ofrendas on altars often include flowers, candles, incense, sugar skulls, and statues of saints as well as pictures, personal items, and favorite dishes of the departed.

 

 

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2016 Quilt Guild Show

snowdrift-quiltshow2016Snowdrift Art Space was honored to host the Material Girls’ 2016 Quilt Guild Show on Friday and Saturday, September 23 and 24 *and* Friday and Saturday, September 30 and October 1, 2016. Hours were from 10 am to 6 pm each day, and admission was $2.

Dozens of quilts in multiple categories were on display, and visitors voted for their favorite. The drawing for a raffled quilt was held at 4 pm on Saturday, October 1, and tickets were on sale at the door for $1 per ticket, $5 for 6 tickets, or $10 for 12 tickets.

Charlie from Odegaard’s Sewing Center in Flagstaff sold quilting supplies the first weekend, and Sharon from Painted Desert Quilts in Holbrook did the same on the second weekend. For more information about future quilt shows, call Elaine at 928-289-5032.

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2015 Dia de Los Muertos Celebration

Winslow-Snowdrift-2015DayofDeadOn November 1, 2015, Snowdrift Art Space presented Winslow’s Día de los Muertos Celebration. Families celebrate Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) throughout Latin America and the Southwestern United States to remember their departed ancestors and loved ones. They pray, sing, dance, and place ofrendas (offerings) at graves and altars for the departed, who are thought to briefly visit the earth at this time each year to make sure that all is well and they have not been forgotten. Ofrendas on altars may include flowers, candles, incense, sugar skulls, and statues of saints as well as pictures, personal items, and favorite dishes of the departed.

Over 300 people attended this free annual event, and we thank all our returning partners for its success: to the members of the public who set up individuals altars or added their own ofrendas for departed family and friends to Snowdrift’s Community Altar; to Flagstaff Nuestras Raices for their Sugar Skull Workshop; to the Winslow Ballet Folklorico for their great performance; to Sandi Martinez and family for selling Día de los Muertos crafts; to Christa Knox and her Winslow Middle School students for displaying their paper mache “sugar” skulls at the event; and to the Winslow Arts Trust and the Winslow Chamber of Commerce for their continued financial support.

 

 

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2015 Quilt Guild Show

Snowdrift-Winslow-Quilts2015Snowdrift Art Space is honored to host the 12th Annual Material Girls Quilt Guild Show on Friday and Saturday, September 25 and 26 *and* Friday and Saturday, October 2 and 3, 2015. Hours are from 10 am to 6 pm each day, and admission is $1.

Over 70 quilts in multiple categories will be on display, and visitors can vote for their favorite. The drawing for a raffled quilt will be held on Saturday, October 3, and tickets are on sale at the show for $1 each or $5 for 6 tickets. Charlie from Odegaard’s Sewing Center in Flagstaff will sell quilting supplies the first weekend, and Sharon from Painted Desert Quilts in Holbrook will do the same on the second weekend.

Two special groups of quilts are part of the show this year. Eight “Quilts of Valor” made by members of the Material Girls Quilt Guild will be on display. These special quilts were  created as gifts for combat veterans from any service branch who have recently returned home to Winslow or the surrounding area. In addition, four quilts made by children or grandchildren of guild members will also be on display. Created as part of an effort to encourage the next generation to participate in the tradition of quilting, these works will be judged in a special competition by Justice of the Peace B.J. Little.

Snowdrift Art Space hosts this event as an affiliate of the Winslow Arts Trust, or WAT, a nonprofit organization that works with historians, artists and performers to create programs that celebrate the culture of the Winslow area and Historic Route 66 corridor.

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