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Upcoming Exhibit

Día de los Muertos Exhibit & Festival

September 17 - October 16, 2021

The Nave, in partnership with HEB and Target, is excited to announce the return of the Día de los Muertos Exhibit & Festival! The exhibit will, as always, be open to the public free of admission from September 17 - October 16, 2021.

The Nave staff has been working with different community members and organizations to provide an amazing and unique exhibit experience. John Moraida and Chelsea Slaughter-Hill, who have participated and helped organize past Día events, will be working as curators for the altar exhibit.

We will also be exhibiting local artists' creations of handmade retablos (small hand-painted wood altar pieces) curated by local artist Josh Vega. These unique and sought-after art pieces are created to show honor and respect for lost loved ones. Altars and retablos will be on display for all visitors to enjoy. The retablos will be available for purchase by online auction at the end of the exhibit and all proceeds will go to The Nave fundraising efforts.


In partnership with Children's Discovery Museum, Citizen's Medical Center, Victoria Public Library, Victoria Main Street Program, and Victoria Parks & Recreation, The Nave's Día de los Muertos Street Festival will take place on October 16. Festivities will begin at 9:30 am with a procession starting at St. Mary's Catholic Church downtown that will end at The Nave Museum at 10 am, where we will have performances by Mariachi Amistad and Ballet Folklorico, face painting by Ziggy the Clown, a piñata, as well as other kid-friendly Día-themed activities. We will also have merchandise vendors on-site along with food trucks and refreshments.

The exhibit will close Saturday, October 16 after the festivities, so don't miss your chance to experience this celebration of life and family!



  • Sept 16- Private Members-Only Exhibit Preview Party
  • Sept 17- Public Exhibit opening
  • Sept 30- Membership Drive: Sotol-Tasting Event
  • Oct 16- Street Festival
    • 9:00 am: Meet at St. Mary's Catholic Church downtown
    • 9:30 am: Start procession down Bridge St.
    • 10:00 am: End procession at Nave Museum
    • 10:00 am- 10:30 am: Ballet Folklorico/ Mariachi Amistad 
    • 10:30 - 5:00 pm: Festival activities

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