Experience “Art in the Park” Día de Los Muertos Event in State Historic Park

Old Town San Diego State Historic Park is thrilled to invite you to a weekend of creativity, culture, and community at the “Art in the Park” event during the 2023 Día de Los Muertos celebration. Taking place in the heart of Old Town, this event promises an immersive experience celebrating the rich traditions of Día de Los Muertos while showcasing the incredible talents of five exceptional artists. Save the dates – Saturday, October 28th from 11am to 9pm and Sunday, October 29th from 11am to 5pm – for a memorable weekend filled with art and culture.

Meet the Featured Artists:

Katie Bush | Chalk Artist

Katie Bush, the principal artist of San Diego Chalk Artists, brings her extraordinary talent and passion for chalk art to “Art in the Park.” With two art degrees under her belt and years of experience, Katie has become a prominent figure in the world of professional chalk art. Her expertise ranges from traditional chalk to soft pastels, sidewalk chalk, chalk pens, and even her own permanent chalk treatment. When she’s not creating stunning chalk masterpieces, Katie enjoys cooking, reading, and practicing and teaching yoga. Explore her previous works at www.sandiegochalkartist.com.

Belen Islas | Muralist

Belen Islas is not just an artist but also a children’s book author, mother, and nature enthusiast. Her work is deeply influenced by the culturally rich environment of California and her experiences as a mother. Belen believes that art has the power to shape minds, touch hearts, and transform lives, and her artwork can be found in collections across Mexico, Europe, the U.S., and Latin America. Discover her captivating artistry at www.belenislas.com.

Isabel García | Muralist

Isabel García, a self-taught Chicana illustrator, muralist, and painter from Southeast San Diego, captivates audiences with her vibrant portraiture and illustrations. Her work, characterized by bright, soft colors and thick, dark outlines, captures moments of happiness and empowerment. Isabel is a strong advocate for bringing art into the lives and education of children from underrepresented communities. Explore her diverse portfolio and learn more about her mission at www.artbyisbl.com.

Juliet Elise Rodriguez | Muralist

Juliet Elise Rodriguez, a multidisciplinary visual artist, originally hailing from Sacramento, CA, has been making waves in the art scene since 2014. Her work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions across regional art spaces. Juliet’s background in psychology adds depth and dimension to her art, creating thought-provoking pieces. She has also played an integral role in preserving community art practices as a gallerist, muralist, and docent. Discover her unique perspective and view her artwork at julietelise.wixsite.com/artwork.

Sander van de Bor | Non-Traditional Mediums

Sander van de Bor is a remarkable artist and engineer who seamlessly blends light and technology into his sculptures and wearables. His creations feature LED lights, micro-controllers, supercapacitors, and fiber-art, inspired by the wonders of nature and science. Sander has exhibited his work at prestigious venues and events, sharing his passion for the fusion of nature and technology. Follow his artistic journey on Instagram and let his work inspire you to appreciate the beauty of both the natural and technological worlds.

Don’t miss the opportunity to witness these incredible artists in action at “Art in the Park” during the 2023 Día de Los Muertos event. Join us on Saturday, October 28th, and Sunday, October 29th, for an unforgettable weekend of art, culture, and celebration in the heart of Old Town San Diego. Be part of this vibrant experience, and let the creativity and talent of these artists inspire and enrich your life.


  • Saturday, October 28th from 11am to 9pm
  • Sunday, October 29th from 11am to 5pm

Phone – (619) 220-5422

Address – 4002 Wallace St, San Diego, CA 92110

Website www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=31340