For many years the celebration of Dia De Los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, has been a time for Angelenos to come together to celebrate Chicano identity and the lives of their loved ones who have passed away.
Don’t come to the Big L.A. Portrait Gallery under the impression that there will be swarms of people, booming music and too many art installations to see. This isn’t the event in which others’ fever about an artwork spreads and makes everyone feverish before they can even judge it themselves. This isn’t an event to meet people or be seen; it’s a chance to appreciate art while being in a state of relaxation—appreciation in a purer form.
If you’ve ever been to the 626 Night Market, you know how they can be packed with a lot of people, food trucks, and live music. This is essentially what the first annual night market in Los Angeles was like, just a bit more bougie.