As Heard on Morning Line: Dia Del Sol Celebration in Anchorage

May 4, 2018

Our Guest on Morning Line today is Francesca DuBrock, Guest Curator  and Event Organizer for Dia Del Sol, a three day festival at the Anchorage Museum starting with a First Friday talk tonight at 6pm. 

The event lasts three days, and the schedule is extensive, including an artist talk tonight, films, pinatas, music, and food throughout the weekend, here are a couple of highlights: 

FIRST FRIDAY AFTER HOURS: DÍA DEL SOL CELEBRATION - 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 4 CONVOCATION:  11 a.m. Saturday, May 5- Land acknowledgement and welcome prayer by Melissa Shaginoff, Curator of Contemporary Indigenous Art.


MEXICAN FILM FESTIVAL: 11:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Saturday, May 5 - Animated children’s short Spanish-language films provided by the Mexican Consulate in Seattle.

MUSIC: MARIACHI AGAVE AZÚL: 12:00 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday May 5 On the museum lawn, weather permitting.

ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: SOL DE MEDIANOCHE - 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5 Toast to the anniversary of bilingual newspaper, Sol de Medianoche, with cake in the museum atrium.


DuBrock credits much of the ideas behind the festival to advisors and community collaborators Gabriela Olmos,  Lena Mariscal, Indra Arriaga, and Daniel Esparza.

The Museum has an in-depth web presence for this Festival, with both English and Spanish elements: 

In addition to the celebration, the following agency will be on hand to assist with paperwork concerns: 


5/5/2018 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5

Atwood Resource Center


Mexican Consulate officials offer help with official Mexican passports, consular identifications and applications for voter identification. People interested on applying for passports, consular IDs, voter IDs or obtaining the double nationality for their children born in the US can make an appointment by phone at 1-877-639-4835 or online at Appointments will be available starting Thursday, April 5. Limited appointments available. Free.