It’s a Wrap! – Mikiztli – Dia De Los Muertos PHX Fest 2019
Phoenix, AZ – The 8th annual Mikiztli – Dia De Los Muertos PHX Festival held on Sunday, October 27th 2019 at Steele Indian School Park was a success! With thousands of visitors, volunteers, vendors, musicians and performers in attendance this was our biggest celebration yet! The Cultural Coalition would like to offer our heartfelt thanks to everyone who contributed their time, energy and talents in creating this important life-affirming community event.
The performers that shared their unique gifts with us included the following local dancers, musicians and singers.
Danza Comunitária: Coatliclue and Yollo Incuauhtli, Mariachi Juvenil de Mi Tierra, Ollin Yoliztli Dance Academy, Sankofa African Drummers, Desert Dance Theater, Quetzalli Ballet Folklórico, Mariachi Corazón del Valle, Primavera Ballet Folklórico, Vessel, Axé Drummers & Flacas, and our closing act – QVLN Quetzal Guerrero.
Thank you so much for filling our eyes, ears and hearts with beauty.
The vendors and artists who came to offer their creations filled the Mercado with life and vibrance. Guests of the festival were able to take home a remembrance of this ancestral and indigenous annual event. Some of our vendors included Edgar Fernandez, Royal Chicanos, Four Lizard Studio, Sagrado Gallery, Melanie’s Import, Oaxaca Imports, La Pequeña Market and Beautiful Mesoamerica.
Because we are a non-profit, we would be unable to offer our yearly events without the help of volunteers. These volunteers help us with setting up booths, guest services, and our kids’ craft areas. The contributions from volunteers are truly wonderful.
Lastly, if you attended this ancestral festival this year, thank you. We create these placemaking events with you and your family in mind. We strive to make creative, vibrate events throughout the Valley of the Sun for people just like you.Thank you for coming and please let us know if you ever have ideas or suggestions for our events in the future.
We will see you all in 2020!