The Procession of Little Angels-2012

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Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

*ARMORY PARK* S. 6th Ave between 12th and 13th St.

NOON-altar and site construction

3pm-workshops begin-wings, makeup,

hooping-with Orbital Evolution

circus skills-with Tucson Circus Arts

6 pm-children’s parade and finale

with Stories That Soar

7:30 pm-Soul Poetry-spoken word event

Altars Vigil till 10 pm


Little Angels is a family-friendly event acknowledging and celebrating deceased loved ones from the perspective of the child. Children participate in art activities such as wing-making and decorating, face painting, sugar skull decorating, story telling, and theater. Finale workshops are offered so that the children can participate in their own Procession/Finale-Spectacle. Angels on stilts lead the children on a procession around the Downtown public square to the finale stage area, where artists present a live performance-spectacle.

The public is invited to bring photos and drawings of their children’s deceased loved ones: pets, family and friends. We will scan them on site and project them large on the library wall. Bring a candle in a container to illuminate the children’s procession as the sun sets.Following the Little Angels Finale, the Spoken Word Soul Poetry begins…


Photography by Jeff Smith and Tom Willet



As part of this year’s Procession of Little Angels, MMOS wants you to contribute a story for this year’s Procession of Little Angels event! Select stories will be brought to life thru performance during the afternoon.


  • Open to all children age 5 – 12-ish
  • The story/poem can be any length and may approach the theme of death from any perspective
  • It can include pictures
    An author can submit as many stories as s/he pleases
  • Young authors can get help writing as long as the ideas are those of the child
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