The City of Jeffersonville and the Public Arts Commission will host the 1st Annual Sugar Skull Shake, Shake on Saturday, October 22nd from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Big Four Station Park in Jeffersonville.
The Sugar Skull Shake, Shake will be a one-day festival that brings to our community the understanding and tradition of Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead through folk art making, student & adult speakers, authentic Mexican performers, authentic Mexican foods and informational signage in Spanish and English. Community participation is an essential part of this holiday that is full of life, reflection, food, family, and fun. Currently, Jeffersonville does not have a festival that celebrates this particular Mexican holiday and moreover highlights a culture that makes up such a large part of our current population. This festival is beyond just another event, it is an investment into Jeffersonville’s cultural values. It will exhibit a willingness to merge and unify our community with our Latino population and it aspires towards a better, more artful, more educated and integrated community.
GCCS students have been helping prepare culturally relevant art for the event and ELL (English Language Learner) students will also present at the event.
Students from Charlestown Middle School and Parkview Middle School worked with local artists to create pieces which will be featured at the event.
Check out the video to see our awesome students in action!