ALTAR EXHIBITION AND CONTEST APPLICATION
Dia de los Muertos at Hemisfair, returns for our 11th Annual celebration on October 28 & 29, 2023, featuring altars produced by community members and local organizations, as well as live music, workshops, processions, food and an art market. Dia de los Muertos at Hemisfair was created to give space to the community to celebrate and honor loved ones who have passed. The altars are created with respect and reverence by local families, school groups, community members and organizations.
Thank you for taking the time to apply to build an altar at the 2023 Día de los Muertos at Hemisfair. Altar builders will set up their altars on October 27, 2023 (time to be individually scheduled) and will leave their altars up for the duration of the festival on October 28 & 29, 2023. The Community Altar Exhibit is central to Muertos Fest and is open to all (while space lasts).
We do ask for a $30 deposit but will return this fee upon cleanup of your space. If you have any difficulty making this payment for any reason, please reach out to [email protected].
We encourage you to apply early for the best chance at securing your space. All altar applications are confidentially reviewed and selected. Applications will be selected on a rolling basis and will remain open until all spaces are filled. Last year, we reached capacity by September 1st. If space remains, altar applications will remain open until September 15, 2023.
Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:
1st place: $2,000
2nd place: $1,000
Fan favorite (determined through voting): $500
Best School: $500 & lunch for 50 people provided by