As San Diego’s premier destination for Day of the Dead art and apparel, Tienda de Reyes offers visitors a rich, immersive experience rooted in history and culture. Conveniently located inside Fiesta de Reyes in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, Tienda de Reyes is excited to host a vibrant celebration for Día de Los Muertos in 2023.
Tienda de Reyes boasts San Diego’s most extensive collection of Day of the Dead art and apparel. The meticulously curated items range from intricate art pieces, decorative items, clothing, and even unique handcrafted jewelry. Each piece, vibrant with color and rich in detail, tells a story of the beloved Mexican holiday that honors the dearly departed.
Visitors are not just passive spectators. The knowledgeable staff eagerly shares the history and traditions surrounding the Day of the Dead. For those unfamiliar, these insights transform a shopping trip into an enlightening cultural lesson.
Live Art Demonstrations: Celebrating Día de Los Muertos in 2023
This year, Tienda de Reyes is elevating the festive spirit with live art demonstrations to commemorate Día de Los Muertos. Guests have the unique opportunity to witness artistry in motion, as two talented artists showcase their skills and passion for the holiday.
Willow Vielguth (@artbywillowvielguth): On Saturday, October 28, from 2 pm to 7 pm and Sunday, October 29, from 12 pm to 5 pm, Willow will be gracing the store with her artistic prowess. Known for her distinct style that combines traditional elements with a contemporary twist, Willow’s demonstrations are bound to be a visual treat.
David Lozeau (@davidlozeau): Another powerhouse in the world of Día de Los Muertos artistry is David Lozeau. On Thursday, November 2, from 4 pm to 7 pm, he will be at Tienda de Reyes. David’s works, characterized by their bold colors and whimsical skeletons, add a fun and eccentric touch to the traditional holiday motifs.
Honoring Ruth Handler: The Ofrenda
One of the cornerstones of Día de Los Muertos is the ofrenda or altar, dedicated to those who’ve passed away. This year, Tienda de Reyes has set up a beautiful ofrenda honoring Ruth Handler, the brilliant mind behind the iconic Barbie doll. It’s a heartfelt tribute that blends tradition with contemporary influences, showcasing the enduring impact of Handler’s creation.
Tienda de Reyes is not just a store; it’s a cultural epicenter that brings the essence of Día de Los Muertos to San Diego. Whether you’re there to shop, learn, or witness artistry in action, you’re bound to leave with a deeper appreciation for the rich traditions that make this holiday so special.
- Sun – 10 am – 9 pm
- Mon – Thu: 11 am – 9 pm
- Fri – 11 am – 10 pm
- Sat – 10 am – 10 pm
Address – 2754 Calhoun St, San Diego, CA 92110
Phone – (619) 491-0611
Website – www.fiestadereyes.com/tienda-de-reyes