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Sonoma Family Life Magazine

Day of the Dead, Windsor Style

Since she was a little girl growing up in Mexico, Oaxaca-born artist Irma Rodriguez has been making alebrijes. A kind of Mexican folk art, alebrijes are brightly colored sculptures of fantastical creatures. As part of Windsor’s Día de los Muertos celebration, Rodgriguez will teach others how to make alebrijes-style picture frames. Her hands-on workshop, Ancestor Arts on the Green, will be held on October 2, 6–9 p.m., at the Windsor Town Green in Windsor. The $25 workshop fee includes materials; sign up at The workshop is just part of Windsor’s Day of the Dead celebration. The Ofrendas on the Green exhibit, which runs October 2–November 1, will feature traditional altar-like displays of photos, favorite foods, drink, flowers, and mementos of departed loved ones. And, on October 30, 5:30–8:30 p.m., the Día de los Muertos Fiesta 2021 will feature a Low Rider Car Show, arts and crafts displays, face painting, and live performances by Luther Burbank Center’s Mariachi Ensemble and Ballet Folklorcio Jazmin. It’s free, and like all other Día de los Muertos events listed here, held at the Windsor Town Green in Windsor. For more information, go to