Springfield is observing el Día de los Muertos with multiple cultural offerings that bring our community together during this challenging time. Join us for any and all activities including Make-Your-Own-Altar kits, virtual artist workshops, an altar competition with local prizes, and more.

The entire community is invited to participate in the Springfield Community Altar/Ofrenda, hosted in the front display windows at the Springfield History Museum in downtown Springfield.

Interested participants may contribute items for the Community Altar/Ofrenda at the Springfield Public Library now through October 30:

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays: 4 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays: 10:15 a.m. – noon.

Preferred submissions include items that do not need to be returned to the owners, including items that can be made with a free Make-Your-Own-Altar kit. Kits are available for pick-up at the Springfield Public Library’s curbside service. Call 541.726.3766 to request a kit.

Springfield Public Library will host an altar competition for individuals and local businesses. Enter a photo to share your home altar/ofrenda anytime between now and November 4 for a chance to win a prize: kcure@springfield-or.gov, subject line: DDM Altar. The community will vote online between November 9-22.

For an upcoming complete list of activities and details, please visit wheremindsgrow.org.

These events are made possible by funding from Lane Arts Council, Joan Gray and Harris Hoffman and thanks to partnerships with Eugene Arte Latino, Noche Cultural and local artists Mija Matriz and El Taller de Son Jarocho.


What: Día de Los Muertos Community Altar

When:  Submit now through October 30

Where:  Springfield Public Library, 225 5th Street, Springfield OR 97477

What: Dia de Los Muertos Altar Competition

When:  Submit now through November 4; online voting November 9-22

Where:  Visit wheremindsgrow.org for full details.


Additional Information: Kristen Curé, 541.726.3766, kcure@springfield-or.gov


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