Day of the Dead Celebration Spirit on the Streets of Houston

The fall season is beautiful and full of our favorite colors and special dates. We love it, we talk about it and we channel that special festive mood. To celebrate Halloween and Día de Los Muertos, Houston’s Discovery Green Conservancy and Houston First Corporation have commissioned 10 seven-foot-tall painted skulls, placed throughout the city’s Discovery Green park and along with the Avenida de las Americas. This stuning art instalation is called Celebración de Vida by urban art collective Mexicráneos. Each skull is painted by a different Mexican artist to portray an aspect of Mexican culture or heritage. Alongside the Celebración de Vida art installation, Houston artist Angel Quesada created a community altar. Visitors are invited to participate by bringing copies of photos or mementos of loved ones to leave on the altar. If you’re in the Houston area, you can see the painted skulls in person through November 7. And you can follow our featured artists Angel Quesada and Mexicráneos on their Instagram pages.

“Raíz (Roots)” by Carolina DM

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Photo Credits: Mexicraneos, photographed by: Lawrence Elizabeth Knox

Each skull is painted by a different Mexican artist to portray an aspect of Mexican culture or heritage.

“En otra vida (On another life)” by Bellazetin

“En recuerdo de una vida plena (In memory of a full life)” by Gurtubay

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“Introspección (Introspection)” by Cecilia Maafs

“Tanta vida (So much life)” by Claret Lany

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“Solidaridad (Solidarity)” by Camila Orleansky

“Xantolo” by Luz Gamboa

“Nuestro árbol de la vida (Our tree of life)” by Colectivo Huitzillin

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“Colorismo (Colorism)” by Letizilla

“La fiesta (The party)” by Menchaca Studio

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