Physical Tributes

In-person tributes to the victims of COVID-19

In the leadup to the 2021 Day-of-the-Dead celebration, we are planning a series of art showcases, memorials, and tributes to remember those that have died as part of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Day of the Dead Altars & Ceremonies

We are looking to partner with local government and civic organizations to create day-of-the-dead altars to honor the memory of the victims of the coronavirus in affected communities in public spaces around our region. You will be able to view these altars in person (in small, household only groups, while wearing proper protection), or view the altars online in our gallery.

We need volunteers to help with the construction of these altars! If you would like to help us build one of these altars, or if you would like to offer a public space in your community for the construction of another altar, please let us know by emailing us at [email protected].

Additionally, we invite members of the public to create their own day of the dead altars for the coronavictims in their yards or patios. Please take a photo of you altar, and we will display it in our gallery of day-of-the-dead coronavictims altars on this website. Email your photos to [email protected]

Instructions on how to construct an altar can be found here.

2020 Altars to Honor Coronavirus Victims

Click here to view the 2020 Coronavirus Victims Memorial altars.