Today was the third annual Día de los Muertos Art Festival. Every year, it has grown in size and popularity.
Face-painting, especially the skeletal look, plays a big role in the traditional Día de Muertos activities. In the early 1900s, "José Guadalupe Posada created a famous print of a figure he called La Calavera Catrina ("The Elegant Skull") as a parody of a Mexican upper-class female. Posada's striking image of a costumed female with a skeleton face has become associated with the Day of the Dead, and Catrina figures often are a prominent part of modern Day of the Dead observances." (Wikipedia)