The Marigold Project’s mission is to create healing spaces through workshops, events, and altar installations in connection with San Francisco's Day of the Dead celebration. In San Francisco, Day of the Dead has been celebrated in the Mission district since the early 70’s. The Marigold Project was created in 1990's for participants to build altars, leave offerings, heal, and celebrate the lives of our ancestors, in Garfield Park. The park serves as a community graveyard for the night with expressions of art, music, live performances, and a walking procession through San Francisco’s historical Mission District.
The Marigold Project provides cultural education, art workshops, writing therapy workshops, and altar building skills connecting as a community. Through culture and art we honor the circle of life and death. We respect life by teaching our children who we are in the cosmos, our humanity, and the preservation of our planet.