This Friday and Saturday we are part of the #MesaPrototype festival hosted by the City of Mesa, featuring many other artists in an effort to “activate the public space and engage the community toward enhancing connectivity & vibrancy in Downtown Mesa.” El Paseo de los Abuelos is a project started by families and participants of the September 9th celebration of Grandparents Day at the i.d.e.a. Museum. It comes to fruition this weekend! It is free and open to the public!
We will be parading in masks, like our Abuelitos y Abuelitas/Grandparents two days in a row starting out in front of the i.d.e.a. Museum. We will make paper masks and then stroll over to the Bank of America Plaza to continue the celebrations with dance and music. The special performances will feature youth groups Desert Sounds Mariachi and Ballet Folklórico Quetzalli as well as storytelling by Master Zarco Guerrero. A special event indeed!
The schedule is below, check for times and details. We hope you can join us!
5pm – Mask Making at i.d.e.a. Museum – meet outside in the sidewalk
6pm – Paseo de los Abuelos starts – walk down Pepper to MacDonald & Main
6:15pm – Performances by Desert Sounds Mariachi, Ballet Folklórico Quetzalli & storytelling by Zarco Guerrero at Bank of America Plaza.
7:30pm – Paseo de los Abuelos returns to i.d.e.a. Museum (participants dispersed)
3pm – Mask Making at i.d.e.a. Museum – workshop outside in the sidewalk
4pm – Paseo de los Abuelos starts – walk down Pepper to MacDonald & Main
4:15pm – Performances by Desert Sounds Mariachi and Ballet Folklórico Quetzalli at Bank of America Plaza.
5:30pm – Paseo de los Abuelos returns to i.d.e.a. Museum (participants dispersed)