Día de los Muertos: Self Guided NoCo Tour
WHAT: Día de los Muertos: NoCo Tour (Self Guided)
WHERE: Greeley, Sterling, Fort Collins, Loveland, and Longmont Creative Districts
WHEN: On display Oct. 15-Nov. 22 (Various finish dates may apply)
COST: FREE , self guided, some locations require reservations
Denver Botanic Gardens’ annual celebration of Día de los Muertos extends to the Northern Colorado Creative Districts this year, which will welcome several large colorful nichos created by Los Angeles-based artist Ricardo Soltero. This marks a continuation of the Nichos Art Exchange Project, a community art initiative in partnership with Northern Colorado Creative Districts. The nichos – which served as the centerpiece for the 2016 Days of the Dead exhibition at Denver Botanic Gardens – will be decorated by Creative District committee members, community members, and local artists in each city.
Visitors and citizens are encouraged to celebrate Día de los Muertos with this self-guided tour through Northern Colorado Creative Districts. Experience these colorful community altars to celebrate Día de los Muertos in an easy regional driving tour created to stitch together the creative communities of the region. Each community has several nichos as part of their communities Day of the Dead celebrations, they are located in various accessible locations including museums, libraries and community centers. Seeing the nichos along this tour is a great socially distanced and accessible activity for families, visitors and citizens who wish to learn more about the holiday and share in the celebration and remembering of those we have lost.
Visit the two Loveland locations:
- Loveland Public Library– 300 N Adams Ave, Loveland, CO 80537 (Created by Latinos Unified in Community Students, viewing Monday-Thurs 10am-6pm; Fri-Sat 10am-5pm and Closed Sundays) – (970) 962-2665
- Loveland Museum– 503 N Lincoln Ave, Loveland, CO 80537 (Created by Heart and Sol, Advanced tickets required. Reserve tickets online at https://www.lovelandmuseumgallery.org/ or call (970) 962-2410.)