Annual Santa Muerte fest brings in international artists

2013-09-19T00:00:00Z Annual Santa Muerte fest brings in international artistsBy Kathleen Allen Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
September 19, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Every year about this time, downtown explodes with edgy creativity, courtesy of the Santa Muerte Music & Arts Festival.

As usual, Daniel Martin Diaz’s Sacred Machine Museum is at the center of the fest. This year, its fourth, will include 22 artists from around the world, all paying tribute to the folklore of the Southwest.

If you are familiar with Diaz’s museum and his art, you know that can only be good news.

There are pieces from both emerging and established artists represented in the show, which continues through Nov. 3.

“With their work they have imbued apocalyptic prophecies, shaken the norms of conventional iconography and written books; museums and collectors such as Madonna acquire their work,” curator Paula Catherine Valencia said in a news release.

“They exhibit their art across the globe, some self-taught, some professors, some outsiders, but one thing is certain: the group as a whole has influenced and is seriously rocking the art world.”

Check it out at 245 E. Congress St., Suite 123. It’s open from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays, and 4 to 9 p.m. Saturdays. There will be music and a celebration at Sacred Machine when the show closes Nov. 3.

Admission to the museum and events is free. More information at 777-7403 or .

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