Moonlight Day of the Dead

PCCS is partnering with the Point Arena Lighthouse to welcome back the Moonlight Day of the Dead on Wednesday, November 1, 2023 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This special community event is the presentation of the Pacific Community Charter High School students and staff and is FREE to all. The exhibit will remain at the Lighthouse through Tuesday, November 7.

The exhibit of student art inspired by the popular Dia de los Muertos celebration will be displayed in the Buttress Room in the base of the Lighthouse Tower, and the students will be decorating the circular staircase that leads to the top of the Tower with paper marigolds, pressed tin art and other surprises and decorating the Lantern Room at the top of the Tower with student art. The displayed art is by students of PCCS, Arena Elementary, Manchester Elementary, Kashia, Point Arena High School, and Horicon. There will be a Community Altar in the Whale Watch Room of the Fog Signal Building Museum and the public is invited to bring their own offerings to add to the altar in memory of their loved ones. Action Network will be offering free face painting.

In addition to the student art exhibit in the Lighthouse Tower the artist exhibiting in the Whale Watch Room Gallery (WWRG), Angelina Wilson, will be installing Dia de los Muertos-inspired art. She will continue to be the featured WWRG artist through Jan. 29, 2024 along with Ling-Yen Jones’ jewelry. Angelina is a Class of 2023 graduate from PCCS.

The celebration will include:
  • Dia de los Muertos-themed student art exhibit
  • Community Altar
  • Traditional music
  • La Catrina
  • Hot chocolate and snacks to raise money for school field trips