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Morning Paint-Out at Dia de los MUERTOS

Saturday, October 29, 2022

9am to 12pm

A free event for the whole family!

Behind the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts & River area    One Love Street

Wander along the Paseo sidewalk behind the museum from the Windmill at Avenue A to across the river and you’ll find the EnPleinAirTEXAS Competition Artists & other area artists painting the colorful and cultural sights of the Hispanic celebration called ‘Dia de los Muertos’ (Day of the Dead).  Families honor their loved ones who have passed away with altars, special dancers and music.  Come watch and join in the fun as the artists are bombarded with a rainbow of costumed dancers, Mariachi band students, 9 ft Mojigongos puppets, and car show! 

Here’s a video of last year’s Dia de los Muertos



EPAT OPEN PAINT-OUT ~ 8am to 1pm

  • Adventurous artists age 18 and older may register online for a $10 fee or register & pay that morning at the site.
  • 8am to 9am – Check-in/Registration opens at tables to the left of the Community Altar – see map.  Have your canvas or paper stamped and then you may set up anywhere in the area shown on the map.  You may begin painting after stamping – this is not a strict timed event.
  • 9am – Arrival of costumed dancers & puppets of all shapes & sizes plus art booths & the car show will be setting up.
  • To be eligible for judging & awards by EPAT judge Michael Obermeyer, you must register & check-in, and bring your finished, framed painting to the display area by 12:00pm.  EPAT Artists will compete for separate prizes from the Open Artist category, with awards announced around 12:45pm.
  • Map, complete rules & awards information available at registration.
  • All exhibited paintings are for sale & a 25% commission on any sold supports the Children’s art education programs at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts. 



10am to 3:30pm – Museum area & The Stables at Fort Concho

Children of all ages may join in the fun with free painting kits at tables near the main altar stairs available between 10 am and 12 noon on Saturday!  They may also pick up their Art Scavenger Hunt cards and search for items both at the Dia de los Muertos festival and over at the EPAT exhibit at the Fort Concho Stables.

Kids ~ keep your painting kits and paint all day for fun!  Turn in your completed Scavenger Hunt cards at the Fort Concho Stables for FREE San Angelo Sonic ice cream coupons and a chance for your entire classroom to win free ice cream coupons from San Angelo Sonic!

2022 EnPleinAirTEXAS Exhibit 

Open FREE to the public at the Fort Concho Stables

9am to 5pm on Saturday

Join us at the Stables after the Paint-Out for the Mini-Pearls (small Paintings) Exhibit Opening, Judge’s Talk on the 2022 Award Winners, and the opportunity to watch, meet and visit more with the 2022 EPAT Competition Artists!


DIA de los MUERTOS event

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