Nampa’s arts scene continues to heat. Last month’s Death Rattle Writer’s Festival brought the Treasure Valley’s literary community to venues around the city.
Now, the city's artists and Latino community are gearing up for Dia de los Muertos. Dia en Downtown 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Nov. 1. is a street festival around the historic Nampa Train Depot, 1200 Front St. You'll find traditional Mexican dancing from Ballet Folklorico Mexico Lindo Idaho, mariachi bands, artistic alters dedicated to individuals who have died, food trucks, and arts and crafts.
Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is the tradition celebration for those who have died. It originated in Mexico and has spread through Latin American countries, and in the past decade become increasingly popular in all communities in America.
It's organized by the Nampa Art Collective Collective, a group that initiates and supports community-driven art and culture projects in downtown Nampa. The Collective would like to make this the beginning of an annual tradition for the city.
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You can find more information on the event's Facebook page.