5 Reasons to Celebrate Life on Dia De Los Muertos with The Cathedral, atxGALS’ New Hub

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If you’ve heard of ​atxGALS​, you’ll know that throwing art parties isn’t a new thing for them. Their love for bringing art and the community together was only the beginning when they started throwing art pop-up parties almost 3 years ago. Now with over 17 successful events under their belt and $25,000 donated to local nonprofit organizations, the atxGALS found a home of their own, ​The Cathedral​, built to expand the opportunities for their artists and continue giving back to the local community. The GALS are ready to welcome the community, once again, with open arms, open bar, 10+ art displays, tacos, and tons of music – all benefitting ​Girls Empowerment Network (GEN)​ – for their Launch Party on October 26th, from 6pm – 11pm at The Cathedral, located on the funky Eastside of Austin at 2403 E 16th St.

With all that being said, here are the Top 5 reasons you should check out The Cathedral’s Launch Party and come celebrate life for Dia De Los Muertos on October 26th:

1. The look on your face when you see the space

This gorgeous 1930’s church with 14 ft windows, original floors and ceilings, and beautiful contemporary fixtures that elevate the space to an ethereal level will leave you in absolute awe. See how the space will be transformed to a Dia De Los Muertos themed celebration, with rich color flooded art exhibits from 10 different female artists, music echoing through the sanctuary, and open bar and tacos available to all.

2. If you haven’t been to ​atxGALS​ art party, now is your chance!

Whether you are new to the Austin art scene or an art fanatic, atxGALS has managed to curate the coolest art exhibits around Austin by offering a unique way to experience top-notch art. They are known for hosting art exhibits in non-traditional gallery settings like TOM’S on SOCO, Native Hostel, South Congress Hotel, and Wanderlust Yoga Studios. They feel that “galleries can be stuffy and intimidating for people, even to some artists. We try to create an atmosphere that is fun and comfortable for everyone to simply come out to have a good time while also supporting a good cause.” On top of that, the level of talent is no joke, and it’s all local! You’ll get to see a beautiful curation of art exhibits from 10 emerging women artists, each fun and unique.

3. Learn about the history and beauty behind the Dia De Los Muertos holiday

Choosing Dia De Los Muertos as the Launch Party’s theme was a no brainer for Co-Founder & CEO Monica Ceniceros, who was born in Monterey, Mexico and loves the beauty of the holiday. Her vision to educate party go-ers on the history of the holiday will be seen through altars set up with the purpose of remembering artists & people who have inspired The Cathedral & atxGALS artists to pursue their art. The day is not for sadness, as passing on is seen as a natural part of the human cycle, it is meant to remember the joys of the lives of friends, family, and notable mentors who have passed, and help support their spiritual journey. It is a day of celebrating loved ones who awake and celebrate with them, so come dressed in your best festive fit and you’ll get to see how the event will embody the spirit and beauty of the holiday.

4. All inclusive ticket, baby!

With your ticket you’ll get to experience all the fun of the evening. Kick off the night by grabbing a bev from the open bar sponsored by Tito’s Vodka, Dulce Vida Tequila, and Austin Eastciders, dance to the live music performances and beats provided by DJ Diggy Dutch, tackle the taco bar because who in Austin doesn’t love a good taco, and walk through the art exhibits curated specifically for the event, from 10 of Austin’s top emerging women artists. All artists will be present and available to chat with about artistic process, vision, and more.

5. Support Girls, Women, and Artists!

By attending this celebration, you are supporting local arts and Organizations. Artists keep 100% of art sales, which is uncommon in most gallery settings, and proceeds from the event will benefit ​Girls Empowerment Network (GEN)​ – an incredible organization with a mission to ignite the power in girls by teaching them the skills to thrive and believe in their ability to be unstoppable. Now that’s what I’m talking about!

Join the atxGALS & The Cathedral in their invigorating celebration of life and make some magic! You can purchase your all-inclusive ticket through this link — https://thecathedralatx.com/pages/upcoming-events

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