The Missoula Festival of the Dead is “an all-inclusive, annual multicultural event that honors life and death through community involvement in the arts.” The Missoula Festival of the Dead was founded by artists Bev Glueckert and Mike DeMeng in 1993. They were interested in integrating art into the community and were inspired by the traditions of the Mexican holiday, El Dia de los Muertos. Their vision to create a multicultural event that would allow Missoulians to explore and express issues of life and death has resulted in a festival that is uniquely Missoula. Join us in celebrating life and working through death with self-expression. Only through art can we truly appreciate the absence of life.  All ZACC workshops (except sugar skulls) require advance registration so we can prepare adequately. To register, please call the ZACC at 406-549-7555.  *For a complete list of the Festival Workshops, go to

Past dates

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  • Starting Sunday, October 1st, 2017, repeated every day until Thursday, November 02, 2017 — all day


Heather Stockton

As a nonprofit arts community center providing facilities and expertise, the Zootown Arts Community Center delivers all ages arts education, fosters sustainable community development, and promotes accessible, life-enriching art experiences for Missoula re