Downtown Arts District Award-Winning 10th Annual “Día De Los Muertos Monster Party” Art Show & Block Party Returns On Thursday, October 17

Join Downtown Arts District for the Fun-Charged Exhibit and Block Party Celebrating Día de los Muertos and Halloween, in Collaboration with the Monthly 3rd Thursday Gallery Hop

Orlando, FL (October 9, 2019) – Downtown Arts District and CityArts Orlando announce the award-winning 10th annual “Día de los Muertos Monster Party” Art Show and Block Party on Thursday, October 17.  Continuing to grow more monstrous each year, for the fun and festive event inspired by the traditional Mexican holiday, guests can view the original artwork and Ofrendas by local and national artists themed in Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) and Halloween exhibited at CityArts Orlando from 7pm-11pm.  Plus, the Block Party outside CityArts will feature live music, dance and theatre performances by Phantasmagoria, Mexico Lindo (Folkloric Ballet of Orlando), Bloody Jug Band, Omilasa, spooky art vendors, food, face painting, costume contest, photo opportunities, raffles and much more.  Suggested entrance donation is $5, and all proceeds support Downtown Arts District.  Visit for more information.

Día de los Muertos Monster Party runs in collaboration with Downtown Arts District’s monthly “3rd Thursday Gallery Hop” from 6pm-11pm.  Held the third Thursday of every month, 3rd Thursday celebrates art and business.  Thousands of visitors converge in Downtown Orlando for an evening of sights, sounds, food, shopping and cosmopolitan living.  The event includes The Gallery Hop, featuring numerous galleries and non-traditional art venues that spotlight the best of established and emerging Orlando-based artists in tandem with nationally and internationally acclaimed artists; and Business Networking, allowing attendees to experience one of Downtown’s fine establishments while making great local business connections

Don’t miss Downtown Arts District 10th Annual Día de los Muertos Monster Party and 3rd Thursday Gallery Hop taking over Downtown Orlando on Thursday, October 17 hosted at CityArts Orlando located at 39 S Magnolia Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801.  For more information, visit

About Downtown Arts District
The Downtown Arts District is a dedicated nonprofit organization for advancing arts and economic development in the City of Orlando.  Established in 2000, the Arts District represents and serves the arts community through signature programming and public art projects.  Comprised of a series of cultural communities, the Arts District encompasses the visual arts, literature, the performing arts including music, drama, film and dance, and arts and culture-related retail businesses.  The Arts District is the producer of a series of mission-based events and programs to heighten visibility for the arts including the monthly 3rd Thursday Gallery Hop, annual themed arts celebrations La Maschera and Día de los Muertos, quarterly Orlando Story Club and much more.  In addition, the Arts District manages and operates CityArts Orlando, the multi-use art and cultural destination in the historic Rogers Kiene Building in downtown Orlando.