Provecho Grill hosted an all-out Dia de los Muertos (“Day of the Dead”) celebration and fundraiser Monday night to help benefit the Arts Council of Menifee. Offering a family friendly atmosphere and age appropriate activities, there was fun for everyone, and the kids ate for free.
Since the start of its car wrap contest, ACM has brought in more than $3,000 in fundraising, culminating at the Dia de los Muertos event. The owner of the contest cars, Frank Tiscareno, largely helped to organize and facilitate Monday’s event. As a nonprofit organization, ACM's mission is to bring the arts to Menifee and local artists to the public.
World renowned artist Mike Miller made a special guest appearance and placed the first brush strokes onto the collaborative canvas, which will proudly hang on Provecho’s wall when it is complete. Mayor John Denver added some of his own artistic contribution to the masterpiece, before everyone else was invited to incorporate their own additions.
Aside from the fundraising aspect, Provecho’s entire establishment was wall to wall with things to do and see. Happy patrons enjoyed the festivities while dining on Provecho’s famous menu of authentic Mexican fare.
All of the interactions were centered around art and completely free to the public. A vibrant sugar skull craft station invited children and adults alike to decorate a sugar skull with hard drying icing, sequins, and feathers galore.
Two local artists donated their time and talent to face paint a variety of Dia de los Muertos inspired symbols as well as full-on skeleton faces. Many adults got into the spirit of the celebration and had their entire faces painted, chin to forehead.
The Brothers of Latin Jazz provided the live musical entertainment, alongside an ongoing raffle of prizes announced by Miss Teen City of Menifee, Isabel Donadio.
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ACM is always looking for volunteers to help with their organization, if you are interested please contact Julie Zimmerman at Zimmerman.firstname.lastname@example.org or 951-672-0154.