Last weekend an exhibition of giant alebrijes was placed along the Boulevard de la Conspiración, to commence the Day of the Dead celebrations. Event attendees included Paulina Cadena, director of the municipality’s Department of Culture and Traditions, Francisco García, director of Heritage and Historical Center, and Alderman Luz María Gutiérrez who was present on behalf of the mayor, Luis Alberto Villareal.
There are 12 alebrijes located along a portion of Salida Real a Querétaro and Boulevard de la Conspiración. Cadena invited the residents of San Miguel to visit the exhibition. All health measures dictated by the Secretary of Health apply.
The exhibition is organized in a manner that is intended for “people to circulate and keep moving and not gather together or have large congregations of people,” said Cadena. Alderman Gutiérrez thanked the municipal cultural directives for the exhibition and invited residents to enjoy the other activities related to the Day of the Dead celebration, prepared by the Office of Culture and Tradition.
The exhibit titled “Alebríjes, alebríjes, alebríjes” will be on display until Feb. 15, 2021. Several of the alebríjes were created by Ricardo and Miguel Linares from CDMX. They are the grandson and son of artist Pedro Linares López, who is considered the creator of alebríjes.
Source: Municipal Government of San Miguel de Allende.