Marigold Project is a Mission based nonprofit. Our purpose is to preserve, promote, and share the rituals and practices of Day of the Dead in San Francisco.

We do this each year by:

  • Coordinating and commissioning the free, outdoor Altar Exhibit on November 2
  • Publishing this website
  • Distributing flyers and posters for the Procession and Altar Exhibit
  • Creating a public space for community
    members to honor the loss of loved ones in their lives and to connect with one another through art and expression over the timeless subject of death and dying

Marigold Project is fiscally sponsored by CounterPULSE. We are generously supported by the San Francisco Arts Commission, B.A.R.T., the Mission Merchants Association, Community Artists and Individuals.

CounterPULSE San Francisco Arts Commission

Marigold Project is:

If you are interested in volunteering or helping out (we can ALWAYS use help!), please go to our Get Involved page.

If you have something to add to the community calendar, please email Siouxsie Oki.

Printed pieces artwork created by:

  • Kiriko Moth
  • Susana Aragon
  • Scott Johnson
  • Chummy Alexanian
  • Tim Ferman
  • Fernando Marti

Many thanks to:

Historical background provided by:
Dr. Constance Cortez, Department of Art and Art History
Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, California 95053
office phone 408.554.5482