The day before the big Procession, a small Procession takes place in Armory Park. The park fills with children and families, gathering to paint wings, create paper flowers, get their faces painted, dress in costumes created at our kids’ costuming workshops, and approach grief from a child-friendly, child-driven place. Stories that Soar! and Tucson Circus Arts students team up to perform local children’s stories about death and grief, and as the sun sets, everyone processes around the park.
All ages are welcome. Throughout the park, shrines to remember the dead have been set up by people who want to memorialize someone, as the Personal Altars Vigil takes place in conjunction with Little Angels. And everyone is welcome to place a remembrance of a child on the Children’s Altar. This year, we will be joined by guest artist Sharon Stevens and her Digital Shrine.
Free to attend, but donations help defray the cost of art supplies, permits, and infrastructure.