NOTO to host street fair

Michelle Boltz, Washburn Review

 

The Dia de los Muertos Street Fair takes place in the Downtown North Topeka arts district (NOTO), on Oct. 27 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by the Tonantzin Society. The Tonantzin Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving, promoting and nurturing Latino arts and culture.  Other sponsors for the street fair include the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center, Heartland Visioning, Visit Topeka and others.

Featured music includes the Huitzilopochtli Aztec Dance Group, Mariachi Luna Azul, Trio Aztlan, DJ 151, Latino Sounds, and much more for everyone’s listening enjoyment.

There will also be two art exhibits on display at the Ballet Folklorico/Justicia, Incorporated, including an Ofrenda (Altar) exhibit, located at 814 N. Kansas Ave. Thirty booths will have food and Dia de los Muertos items available for purchase.

Mask making for Dia de los Muertos will take place at the NOTO Community Center from 1-3 p.m.

For more information about the Dia de los Muertos Street Fair, and other Dia de los Muertos events, visit www.diadelosmuertostopeka.com .