All Souls Vista

x_allsouls2The All Souls Vista multicultural art show and healing festival returns on Nov. 5 from 4 to 9:30 p.m. at the Palomar Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. The free, all-inclusive event celebrates the circle of life and death through artistic collaboration among Vista residents and a tribal healing ceremony.

The event was founded by Tania Yager, who presented the inaugural All Souls Vista celebration in November 2014, with the goal of addressing loss and honoring the departed in a way that allows attendees to move forward with more awareness of the present. “The event attracted so many people, positive energy, and comments that we determined to make the festival biannual,” she said. Among the returning highlights at this year’s festival will be artists’ ofrendas (altars) and art installations honoring the lives of departed loved ones, drum circles, a community fire ceremony of release, entertainment, food, and a “Procession of Little Souls,” comprised of children costumed in ethereal apparel created before and during the festival.

All Souls Vista invites the community to get involved by creating an alter or submitting their art, which can be done online at