First Friday In NOTO Celebrates Dia De Los Muertos

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Mariachi music filled the air in the North Topeka Arts District.

Community members helped celebrate Dia de los Muertos as part of the November First Friday Art Walk festivities.

The second annual community procession let people carry candles and show off artwork while walking down North Kansas Ave. People could dress up and paint their faces to mark the holiday, which honors loved ones who have passed away.

Earlier in the evening in NOTO, a stone artwork created by a stone cutter who worked on the Kansas Statehouse renovation was unveiled.

The artist, Alan Tollakson, visited Quincy Elementary School over the past several months and worked with the children on stone work.

The final piece features sunflowers, the school's mascot and the sun. Several Quincy students attended the unveiling and wore butterfly wings they made for the occasion.