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Day of the Dead


Pirate's Día de los Muertos – Opening Celebration

November 3rd, 5pm - 10pm

6pm: Aztec Dancers

7pm: Kid's Piñata

8pm: Procession

9pm: Adult Piñata

Celebrate the opening of Pirate's annual Day of the Dead show with Aztec dancers, piñatas, drinks, and more in the 40 West Art District!
For over three decades, Pirate: Contemporay Art has hosted our Day of the Dead show as a neighborhood party and artistic celebration of Mexican culture. We’re honored to bring this annual tradition to Lakewood, with a special exhibition of Día de los Muertos altars created by students from Denver-area schools.

Set up Altars and Drop off student work

November 1st, 6-8pm

Artists!! Come by Pirate and set up your Day of the Dead inspired Altar. There is no fee to set up an altar. We are continuing our Day of the Dead tradition in our new space and we need you. We want creative and beautiful altars honoring the dead in our new space.
This is also the time to set up student work(teachers should have allready been in contact with Nicole or Charles). If you need to come early or stay late contact Nicole Banowetz n.a.banowetz@gmail.com.
Hanging and installation is scheduled for Wednesday, November 1 from 6-8pm (if that date and time changes you will receive an email). Be sure to sign in with a Pirate member and you will be designated a space for exhibiting. Teachers usually come with an assistant to hang the students work (be sure to bring nails, hammer, tape, etc. the tools required for the hanging, we have a limited number of tools). Bring a sign representing the school and any information wall tags about the artwork. Artwork pickup is scheduled for Sunday, November 19, 5-8pm. We have limited storage so if you cannot pick up please designate a person that can.

About

Pirate is one of the city’s oldest member run art cooperatives. We opened our doors on January 1, 1980, and have been delivering a unique brand of skull-and-crossbones flair to the local scene ever since. The idea of Pirate began with a conversation between a group of friends and like-minded people who had recently graduated from Metropolitan State. There was much speculation about their place in the gallery world. At the time, there were few commercial galleries showing good contemporary art in Denver so they decided to start their own. This led to the creation of an art oasis where contemporary ideas could be shown. All these years later we are still showing some of the best artists in Denver metropolitan area.

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"There are quite a few really important arts organizations that support local artists with quality programming and opportunities to advance their work. My top three (besides my own gallery) are PlatteForum, Pirate: Contemporary Art and RedLine."

-Westword, Thursday, Sep 27 2012

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  • Saturday 12/5 pm
  • Sunday 12/5 pm
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