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Hispanic Heritage Month is in full swing, and The Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture is taking a closer look at area celebrations. September 15 to October 15 is celebrated nationwide as National Hispanic Heritage Month. It traditionally honors the cultures and contributions of both Hispanic and Latino Americans as we celebrate heritage rooted in all Latin American countries.

WFMA Alebrijas Workshop – Saturday, September 24, from 1 pm to 4 pm

Join the Wichita Falls Museum of Art at MSU for our FREE four-session class workshop to create your very own Alebrijas with Teaching Artist Auria Sánchez-Henríquez. The WFMA at MSU is located at 2 Eureka Circle. Other classes are available at the following times:

  • Thursday, September 29 – Class 2 @ 5 pm – 7 pm
  • Saturday, October 1 – Class 3 @ 1 pm – 4 pm
  • Saturday, October 22 – Class 4 @ 1 pm – 4 pm
  • Saturday, October 29 – Día de los Muertos Celebration Parade

Anatomy of An Ofrenda – Sunday, September 25 from 1 pm to 3 pm

What is an “Ofrenda” and how can I participate? Join 9th Street Studios and Los Muertos Wichita Falls for this free workshop to find out. Dr. Claudia Montoya and Dr. Heidi Hakimi-Hood will be leading this guided workshop. Participants will learn the history of the ofrenda, common objects found on one along with their significance. Families are highly encouraged to come together so you can plan your own ofrenda to be displayed during this year’s Los Muertos: A Celebration of Life on October 29th.

If you would like to participate in setting up an altar, please fill out the google form here.

Here are other events leading up to the Los Muertos festival:

  • After House Artwalk – October 6 from 5:30-9 pm at 8th Street Coffee House
  • Loteria Night – October 18 at 6:30 pm at Wichita Falls Brewing Co.
  • COCO – October 21 from 7 pm to 9 pm at the Wichita Falls Farmers Market
  • Los Muertos: A Celebration of Life Festival – October 29 from 5 pm to 10 pm on Travis Street

Zavala Latin Block Party – Thursday, October 6 at 5 pm

Zavala will host a Latin Block Party during the Downtown Artwalk at Downtown Central Park on October 6. Various businesses and individuals will share their art and food with the community, while having entertainment and a children’s area that will focus on passing on cultural traditions to the youth. This will be a FREE event for the community to partake in the Hispanic Culture. If you are interested in sponsoring or have a vendor booth, please email or use this form.