October 25th - November 3rd | "Day of the Dead" Art Exhibit

Special Events November 1st & November 2nd

October 25th - November 4th | Day of the Dead Community Altar Exhibit


This is a Free Community Event any and all can participate in

Call or email if you have questions

708.303.8231 or jessica@compassionfactory.com



This Community Altar Project invites our community to come together in the thoughtful, often very touching, process of creating a public altar of remembrance for people who have passed. We are seeking community members or organizations interested in creating large box altars made out of shoe-boxes for the community to come together, celebrate and feel the complexities of emotions associated with death.


The process is inspired by alter making traditions in Mexico for the Day of the Dead but community and personal altars of remembrance are created in many traditions all over the world. The project is designed to help us build bridges between the individual and the community, life and death, sorrow and celebration.


We are encouraging all community members construct a "cajita" mini altar out of a shoe-box. Any and all types of materials may be used, paint, paper, photographs, mementos etc.

Please drop of altar to The Compassion Factory by Saturday October 20th.


Share a photograph of a departed loved one to celebrate their memory by emailing jessica@compassionfactory.com. The photographs will be projected at the Gallery, alternating from one loved one to another for all to see.




Special Dates during Exhibit

Thursday November 1st 6-9pm - Come create a Luminary in remembrance of a loved one & then finish off with making a Sugar Skull treat to eat.

Friday November 2nd 7-10pm - Enjoy a quite walk through the Gallery and enjoy a traditional Mexican hot drink

Saturday November 3rd 10-1pm - Last day to walk through exhibit


Gallery Hours

Thursday: 4-9pm

Saturday: 10-1pm

First Friday : 7-10pm

Studio Hours  Based on Class Schedule