Olvera Street Merchants Association Foundation

Olvera Street Merchants Association Foundation The Olvera Street Merchants Association Foundation was founded as a non profit 501c3 in order to continue to provide traditional, cultural events and resources to the greater Los Angeles community. .
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Olvera Street is an internationally renowned marketplace located in the El Pueblo De Los Angeles Historical Monument. The Olvera Street Merchants Association Foundation offers free cultural events such as Dia de los Muertos & Blessing of the Animals. Contact us at: [email protected] To donate to support Olvera Street's FREE community events, click here: https://www.olveraevents.com/give Olvera Street Merchants Association Foundation W-10 Olvera Street Los Angeles, CA 90012 The indigenous people of the Tongva Nation, the aboriginal tribe of the Los Angeles Basin had long been established near the river when King Carlos the III of Spain ordered the settlement of the territory by Felipe de Neve thus sending 44 families on the long journey from Mexico to Alta California to start the pueblo de La Reina De Los Angeles in 1781. Olvera Street is located on the general site of the birthplace of the city of Los Angeles, near the Plaza, the Plaza Church and the Zanja Madre. Originally called Vine Street, in 1877 it was renamed after Agustin Olvera, the first judge of the county of Los Angeles. Unfortunately, by the 1920’s the once robust community had become a dangerous and dilapidated area long abandoned by its prosperous founders. So when Mrs. Christine Sterling, a wealthy young matron who loved history, found herself surrounded by original adobes and run down historic buildings, she began a crusade that would change her life and preserve the heritage of Los Angeles. Along with several other wealthy citizens of Los Angeles, she founded the “Plaza de Los Angeles Corporation,” and became its lifelong manager. Mrs. Sterling opened Olvera Street to the general public in April 1930. Although there have been many developments in the last seventy years, her idea of a Mexican Marketplace still exists and continues to attract visitors from around the world.

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From our Olvera Street family to yours, Merry Christmas & wishes for a safe & healthy New Year!Desde nuestra familia a l...
12/26/2020

From our Olvera Street family to yours, Merry Christmas & wishes for a safe & healthy New Year!

Desde nuestra familia a la suya, les deseamos Feliz Navidad y salud y prosperidad en el Año Nuevo.

#besafe #wearamask #christmas2020 #navidad2020 #bringon2021 #quellegue2021 #olverastreet #plazaolvera

In a year that has been so tumultuous, we can also see the many blessings in our first responders, farm workers, frontli...
12/12/2020

In a year that has been so tumultuous, we can also see the many blessings in our first responders, farm workers, frontline workers, and others who have made life possible during this time. It is with gratitude that we come before to celebrate Lupita on this day. Our Lady of Guadalupe is a symbol of love for many across the world, and today we celebrate the strength she gives & the prayers she answers. #lupita #virgendeguadalupe #guadalupe #12122020 #palomablanca #lasmañanitas

Happy Thanksgiving! 🍁🦃 🍁 Feliz Dia de Acción de Gracias!From our family to yours, please stay safe & healthy. Desde nues...
11/26/2020

Happy Thanksgiving! 🍁🦃 🍁 Feliz Dia de Acción de Gracias!

From our family to yours, please stay safe & healthy.

Desde nuestra familia a la suya, manténgase seguros y sanos.

TODAY IS THE DAY...VOTE!!#Repost @kahlovera with @repostapp・・・#Vote #IVoted#Photographer @chrisgomezphotography Model @o...
11/03/2020

TODAY IS THE DAY...VOTE!!

#Repost @kahlovera with @repostapp
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#Vote #IVoted
#Photographer @chrisgomezphotography
Model @ohmy_jayskye
makeup @Kahlovera
Made in collaboration with @nyxcosmetics

Don’t worry if you missed our virtual event because the video is available to watch & share! And if you enjoyed the even...
11/03/2020

Don’t worry if you missed our virtual event because the video is available to watch & share!

And if you enjoyed the event, please click on the donate button, and help Olvera Street keep these beautiful traditions going! We appreciate your support, Gracias!

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Thank you for celebrating with us from all parts of Los Angeles & beyond. We were honored to share our celebration with you in your homes and with your families. And thank you to all the groups who participated in the event, and special thanks to @elpueblola @kdeleon & @jivelivela for making this event possible.

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Dia de los Muertos Virtual Celebration
www.diadelosmuertos2020.com

#olverastreet #olverast #placitaolvera #diadelosmuertos #diadelosmuertos2020 #dayofthedead #communityaltars #altares #ofrendas #arte #tradition #free #familyfriendly #birthplaceoflosangeles #maskrequired😷 #socialdistancing #besafe #wearamask #mydayinla #localish #dtla #losangeles #virtualevent #calavera #calaca #thankful #gracias

DAY 9💀🌼💀🌼💀Our 9-day celebration is vibrant & colorful, incorporating indigenous & modern traditions. On our last night o...
11/03/2020

DAY 9
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Our 9-day celebration is vibrant & colorful, incorporating indigenous & modern traditions.

On our last night of our celebration, we show GRATITUDE for our lives in the present, for those who came before us, and for those who will carry our legacy into the future.

Thank you for celebrating with us from all parts of Los Angeles & beyond. We were honored to share our celebration with you in your homes and with your families. And thank you to all the groups who participated in the event, and special thanks to @elpueblola @kdeleon & @jivelivela for making this event possible.

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If you missed the live presentation, the video is now available to watch anytime. We appreciate your donations, which support our traditional events at Olvera Street. Gracias!

Dia de los Muertos Virtual Celebration

www.diadelosmuertos2020.com

#olverastreet #olverast #placitaolvera #diadelosmuertos #diadelosmuertos2020 #dayofthedead #communityaltars #altares #ofrendas #arte #tradition #free #familyfriendly #birthplaceoflosangeles #maskrequired😷 #socialdistancing #besafe #wearamask #mydayinla #localish #dtla #losangeles #virtualevent #calavera #calaca #thankful #gracias

Tomorrow is the last day to make your voice heard during one of the most important elections in our country. If you can ...
11/02/2020

Tomorrow is the last day to make your voice heard during one of the most important elections in our country. If you can vote, please do so. Do it for those who are unable to vote - be their voice, be their call to justice, and make our country (and world) a better place for the younger generations. #VOTE #VOTA

Artwork by @laloalcaraz1

#vote2020 #raiseyourvoice #calltoaction #electionday2020 #votenovember3rd

We are so happy to have been able to share Dia de los Muertos with you. In a year where we couldn’t be together in-perso...
11/02/2020

We are so happy to have been able to share Dia de los Muertos with you. In a year where we couldn’t be together in-person, we still wanted to celebrate with all of YOU!

Thank you to @elpueblola @kdeleon & @jivelivela for their incredible help in making this happen!

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If you missed the live presentation, you can still watch the video! The site is active & you can watch anytime. Please share the link so that others will enjoy too.

https://diadelosmuertos2020.com

And don’t forget to donate, as that will help us prepare for events in 2021, where we hope to be back in person.

Thank you very much for your support! Mil gracias!

#olverastreet #olverast #placitaolvera #diadelosmuertos #diadelosmuertos2020 #dayofthedead #communityaltars #altares #ofrendas #arte #tradition #free #familyfriendly #birthplaceoflosangeles #maskrequired😷 #socialdistancing #besafe #wearamask #mydayinla #localish #dtla #losangeles #virtualevent #calavera #calaca

11/02/2020
Dia de los Muertos 2020

HAPPENING RIGHT NOW! Virtual Dia de los Muertos!

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HAPPENING NOW!! JOIN US!!💀🌼💀🌼💀Dia de los Muertos Virtual CelebrationSunday, November 1st at 6:00pm PSTwww.diadelosmuerto...
11/02/2020

HAPPENING NOW!! JOIN US!!

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Dia de los Muertos Virtual Celebration
Sunday, November 1st at 6:00pm PST

www.diadelosmuertos2020.com

#olverastreet #olverast #placitaolvera #diadelosmuertos #diadelosmuertos2020 #dayofthedead #communityaltars #altares #ofrendas #arte #tradition #free #familyfriendly #birthplaceoflosangeles #maskrequired😷 #socialdistancing #besafe #wearamask #mydayinla #localish #dtla #losangeles #virtualevent #calavera #calaca

DAY 8💀🌼💀🌼💀Our 9-day celebration is vibrant & colorful, incorporating indigenous & modern traditions. Each night during o...
11/02/2020

DAY 8
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Our 9-day celebration is vibrant & colorful, incorporating indigenous & modern traditions.

Each night during our procession & ceremony, we honor the memory of a merchant or other community member. We share their story, and their connection to Olvera Street or Los Angeles. Pictured here is the altar dedicated to all the merchants who have passed. In the center is Mrs. Christine Sterling, who was the founder of Olvera Street. She will be honored during this evening’s program. Please join us!

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Dia de los Muertos Virtual Celebration
Sunday, November 1st at 6:00pm PST

www.diadelosmuertos2020.com

#olverastreet #olverast #placitaolvera #diadelosmuertos #diadelosmuertos2020 #dayofthedead #communityaltars #altares #ofrendas #arte #tradition #free #familyfriendly #birthplaceoflosangeles #maskrequired😷 #socialdistancing #besafe #wearamask #mydayinla #localish #dtla #losangeles #virtualevent #calavera #calaca #facepainting

11/01/2020

TODAY IS THE DAY!! Set your timers for 6:00pm PST & join us for the first Olvera Street Virtual Dia de los Muertos Celebration!

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Our 9-day celebration is vibrant & colorful, incorporating indigenous & modern traditions. Tonight, you get to see a little piece of what we do over 9 days.

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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1ST
6:00pm PST

www.diadelosmuertos2020.com

#olverastreet #olverast #placitaolvera #diadelosmuertos #diadelosmuertos2020 #dayofthedead #communityaltars #altares #ofrendas #arte #tradition #free #familyfriendly #birthplaceoflosangeles #maskrequired😷 #socialdistancing #besafe #wearamask #mydayinla #localish #dtla #losangeles #virtualevent

Make sure your “fall behind” or have your cell phone do it for you! Change your clocks & be sure to join us for our Virt...
11/01/2020

Make sure your “fall behind” or have your cell phone do it for you! Change your clocks & be sure to join us for our Virtual Dia de los Muertos on Sunday, November 1st at 6:00pm PST.

www.diadelosmuertos2020.com

#olverastreet #olverast #placitaolvera #diadelosmuertos #diadelosmuertos2020 #dayofthedead #communityaltars #altares #ofrendas #arte #tradition #free #familyfriendly #birthplaceoflosangeles #maskrequired😷 #socialdistancing #besafe #wearamask #mydayinla #localish #dtla #losangeles #virtualevent #calavera #calaca #facepainting

DAY 7💀🌼💀🌼💀Our 9-day celebration is vibrant & colorful, incorporating indigenous & modern traditions. (Photos & videos fr...
11/01/2020

DAY 7
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Our 9-day celebration is vibrant & colorful, incorporating indigenous & modern traditions. (Photos & videos from past years)

One of the most common images seen during our Day of the Dead Celebration is that of someone with their face painted like a calavera. Painting our faces like a skull is a reminder that we are only on this earth for a short while, and we will all make our way to the afterlife. Underneath our skins we are all the same - somos calaveras.

The intricate details are done with care and artists take years perfecting their craft. One of those artist is @kahlovera & her awesome team from Lil’ Bitter Pixie. All photos & videos courtesy of @kahlovera from past events. Gracias!

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We will NOT be having any live entertainment, face painting, or other in-person festivities for Dia de los Muertos this year. Please join us for our Virtual Event on Sunday, November 1st at 6:00pm.

www.diadelosmuertos2020.com

#olverastreet #olverast #placitaolvera #diadelosmuertos #diadelosmuertos2020 #dayofthedead #communityaltars #altares #ofrendas #arte #tradition #free #familyfriendly #birthplaceoflosangeles #maskrequired😷 #socialdistancing #besafe #wearamask #mydayinla #localish #dtla #losangeles #virtualevent #calavera #calaca #facepainting

10/31/2020

Join us tomorrow for our
VIRTUAL DIA DE LOS MUERTOS CELEBRATION!

Sunday, November 1st at 6:00pm PST

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We will NOT be having any live entertainment or other in-person festivities for Dia de los Muertos this year, except for Community Altars.

We hope you will join us on Sunday!

www.diadelosmuertos2020.com

#olverastreet #olverast #placitaolvera #diadelosmuertos #diadelosmuertos2020 #dayofthedead #communityaltars #altares #ofrendas #arte #tradition #free #familyfriendly #birthplaceoflosangeles #maskrequired😷 #socialdistancing #besafe #wearamask #mydayinla #localish #dtla #losangeles #virtualevent

Olvera Street Community Altars on display outdoors in the kiosko plaza! We have fewer Altars than years past to accommod...
10/31/2020

Olvera Street Community Altars on display outdoors in the kiosko plaza! We have fewer Altars than years past to accommodate for social distancing. Thank you for visiting!

COVID safety protocols will be in place and we ask you to stay home if you are not feeling well.

VISITING HOURS
10/31 thru 11/2
10:00am-5:00pm

We will NOT be having any live entertainment or other in-person festivities for Dia de los Muertos this year, except for the Altar Display.

Please join us for our Virtual Event this Sunday, November 1st at 6:00pm PST.

#olverastreet #olverast #placitaolvera #diadelosmuertos #diadelosmuertos2020 #dayofthedead #communityaltars #altares #ofrendas #arte #tradition #free #familyfriendly #birthplaceoflosangeles #maskrequired😷 #socialdistancing #besafe #wearamask #dtla #mydayinla #virtualevent

10/31/2020

DAY 6
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Our 9-day celebration is vibrant & colorful, incorporating indigenous & modern traditions. (Video is from 2019)

Teatro del Barrio performs “La Danza de la Muerte” each night before our procession. It’s a beautiful story about Day of the Dead, it’s indigenous & modern traditions. This incredible performance has become such a special part of our celebration. We look forward to sharing part of this performance during our Virtual Celebration!

Gracias @teatrodelbarriola

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We will NOT be having any live entertainment or other in-person festivities for Dia de los Muertos this year. Please join us for our Virtual Event on Sunday, November 1st at 6:00pm.

www.diadelosmuertos2020.com

#olverastreet #olverast #placitaolvera #diadelosmuertos #diadelosmuertos2020 #dayofthedead #communityaltars #altares #ofrendas #arte #tradition #free #familyfriendly #birthplaceoflosangeles #maskrequired😷 #socialdistancing #besafe #wearamask #mydayinla #localish #dtla #losangeles #virtualevent

10/30/2020
Olvera Street Virtual Dia de los Muertos

Thank you to Spectrum News1 for highlighting our upcoming Virtual Dia de los Muertos event taking place this Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 6:00pm. We hope you will join us!

10/30/2020

Join us for our VIRTUAL DIA DE LOS MUERTOS CELEBRATION!

Sunday, November 1st at 6:00pm PST

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We will NOT be having any live entertainment or other in-person festivities for Dia de los Muertos this year.

We hope you will join us on Sunday!

www.diadelosmuertos2020.com

#olverastreet #olverast #placitaolvera #diadelosmuertos #diadelosmuertos2020 #dayofthedead #communityaltars #altares #ofrendas #arte #tradition #free #familyfriendly #birthplaceoflosangeles #maskrequired😷 #socialdistancing #besafe #wearamask #mydayinla #localish #dtla #losangeles #virtualevent

10/30/2020

DAY 5
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Our 9-day celebration is vibrant & colorful, incorporating indigenous & modern traditions.

Since 2002, Grupo Tatalejos has been leading our nightly procession. They spend several weeks each year living in, and learning from, indigenous communities throughout Mexico. They receive traditions & prayers, and are granted permission to share them with during our celebration. They offer blessings with copal incense and they guide our ceremony each night, which sometimes includes a group dance where members of the public are invited to participate. Video is from 2019.
Gracias @teatrotatalejos

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We will NOT be having any live entertainment or other in-person festivities for Dia de los Muertos this year. Please join us for our Virtual Event on Sunday, November 1st at 6:00pm.

www.diadelosmuertos2020.com

#olverastreet #olverast #placitaolvera #diadelosmuertos #diadelosmuertos2020 #dayofthedead #communityaltars #altares #ofrendas #arte #tradition #free #familyfriendly #birthplaceoflosangeles #maskrequired😷 #socialdistancing #besafe #wearamask #mydayinla #localish #dtla #losangeles #virtualevent

Please be sure to join us this SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1st for our very first VIRTUAL DIA DE LOS MUERTOS CELEBRATION!https://di...
10/29/2020

Please be sure to join us this SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1st for our very first VIRTUAL DIA DE LOS MUERTOS CELEBRATION!

https://diadelosmuertos2020.com

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Due to COVID, we are unable to have our usual festivities, but we will be online for this beautiful celebration.

This event was made possible by: @elpueblola @kdeleon @jivelivela

Performances by: @lasantacecilia @teatrodelbarriola @teatrotatalejos
#XipeTotec @mexico_azteca_burbank @tamborazoaguilayserpiente
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We welcome you to make a donation to support the traditional events at Olvera Street, and you can also include the name of a loved one who has passed & we will honor their memory. Thank you & we look forward to our virtual event on November 1st!

Artwork by @officialpipiripau

#olverastreet #plazaolvera
#dayofthedead #novenario #olverast #sugarmyskull #tradition #cultura #art #livingmuertos #vivalavida #altars #altares #ofrendas #diadelosmuertos #calaca #calavera #familyfriendly #virtualevent #stayhome #birthplaceoflosangeles #mydayinla #dtla #community #danzadelamuerte

10/29/2020

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Our 9-day celebration is vibrant & colorful, incorporating indigenous & modern traditions. One of the things we miss the most is seeing all of the beautiful Folklorico groups perform on the kiosko stage. Here is a snippet from last year. Enjoy!

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We will NOT be having any live entertainment or other in-person festivities for Dia de los Muertos this year. Please join us for our Virtual Event on Sunday, November 1st at 6:00pm.

www.diadelosmuertos2020.com

#olverastreet #olverast #placitaolvera #diadelosmuertos #diadelosmuertos2020 #dayofthedead #communityaltars #altares #ofrendas #arte #tradition #free #familyfriendly #birthplaceoflosangeles #maskrequired😷 #socialdistancing #besafe #wearamask #mydayinla #localish #dtla #losangeles #virtualevent

Congratulations to the World Series Champs!!! Gooooooo Dodgers! #vivalosdodgers #worldseries2020 #gododgers #dodgerblue ...
10/28/2020

Congratulations to the World Series Champs!!! Gooooooo Dodgers! #vivalosdodgers #worldseries2020 #gododgers #dodgerblue #goblue

10/28/2020

DAY 3
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Our 9-day celebration is vibrant & colorful, incorporating indigenous & modern traditions. Here is a sneak preview of our upcoming virtual event. We hope you will join us!

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We will NOT be having any live entertainment or other in-person festivities for Dia de los Muertos this year. Please join us for our Virtual Event on Sunday, November 1st at 6:00pm.

www.diadelosmuertos2020.com

#olverastreet #olverast #placitaolvera #diadelosmuertos #diadelosmuertos2020 #dayofthedead #communityaltars #altares #ofrendas #arte #tradition #free #familyfriendly #birthplaceoflosangeles #maskrequired😷 #socialdistancing #besafe #wearamask #mydayinla #localish #dtla #losangeles #virtualevent

DAY 2💀🌼💀🌼💀Our 9-day celebration always includes Las Ofrendas, the altars where we place photos and mementos of those who...
10/27/2020

DAY 2
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Our 9-day celebration always includes Las Ofrendas, the altars where we place photos and mementos of those who are no longer with us. These community altars were created by @teatrotatalejos @paralosninosorg & @la_marisoul

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Olvera Street welcomes you to view the Community Altars on display outdoors in the kiosko plaza! We have fewer Altars than years past to accommodate for social distancing.

COVID safety protocols are in place and we ask you to stay home if you are not feeling well.

VISITING HOURS
10/26 thru 10/30
10:00am-4:00pm

10/31 thru 11/2
10:00am-5:00pm

We will NOT be having any live entertainment or other in-person festivities for Dia de los Muertos this year. Please join us for our Virtual Event on Sunday, November 1st at 6:00pm.

www.diadelosmuertos2020.com

#olverastreet #olverast #placitaolvera #diadelosmuertos #diadelosmuertos2020 #dayofthedead #communityaltars #altares #ofrendas #arte #tradition #free #familyfriendly #birthplaceoflosangeles #maskrequired😷 #socialdistancing #besafe #wearamask #mydayinla #localish #dtla #losangeles #virtualevent

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W10 Olvera St
Los Angeles, CA
90012

Union Station

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 20:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 20:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 20:00
Thursday 10:00 - 20:00
Friday 10:00 - 21:00
Saturday 10:00 - 22:00
Sunday 10:00 - 23:00

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(213) 625-7074

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All are invited and welcome to the free exhibition "Borders and Neighbors: Craft Connectivity Between the U.S. and Mexico Exhibition" at El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument, Biscailuz Gallery. http://elpueblo.lacity.org/blog/borders-and-neighbors
"I enjoyed drawing live portrait sketches at Olvera Street in 1991 for two years next to the 'Casa California' store. Nice memories."
I have a question. Is this event held all throughout Olvera Street on the actual street? I am also a photographer and would love to bring my photography stands and tripods, in order to document our culture. Who do I contact for more information?