This year, the OMA’s Day of the Dead celebration turned out to be the event of the season all thanks to the artists and art enthusiasts who made it happen. Exquisite details set the mood for guests to celebrate in a traditional and expressionistic manor. From the fresh bright colorful flowers throughout the museum to Dia de los Muertos make-up artists painting faces all night, Art After Dark coordinator Tracy Black , helped create a magical evening for all to remember. I was in attendance with Illustrator Graham Smith, teaching party goers how to make recycled Dia de los Muertos masks. The event was a great success! Scroll down to see some highlights of the evening.

art after dark-20Chantelle Lamoreaux & Graham Smith

art after dark graham smith 2Our Dia de los Muertos mask making station at the OMA

art after dark 21Party goer and well known illustrator Dean MacAdam’s recycled art creation

art-after-dark-graham-smith-15Alana Rose and Laney Chantal from SyFy’s highly acclaimed reality TV show FaceOff transformed a model into a Day of the Dead unicorn in front of guests

art-after-dark-paul-davies-8Famous Illustrator Paul Davies giving a live demo on 3D modeling 

art-after-dark-peter-han-14Chalk artist Peter Han -I’M IN LOVE WITH HIS ART!


This was a wonderfully creative tribute to all those who have passed. I was very please to take part with Graham Smith and the Oceanside Museum of Art in such an awesome event.

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