Daring Cremation Artwork Shines at Festival Show

  "Earth, Air, Fire & Water: A Celebration of Cremation and Art" brought together the work of New Mexico artists in wood, ceramics and other materials The show, a part of the inaugural Before I Die ABQ Festival, focused on functional art that can celebrate the lives of those who choose cremation The local cremation rate ranges between 68% in Albuquerque to 75% in Rio Rancho One in five families keep a loved one’s cremated remains at home Why not make their urn a unique

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Miss These Festival Events? Watch The Videos!

If you weren't able to make every event in the inaugural Before I Die ABQ Festival, you can still catch selected events on video! The panel discussions, the demonstration of the Jewish tahara ritual of washing and dressing the dead, and a talk on autopsies are now available as online videos They are collected here for your ease of viewing Funeral Director Panel on "What You Need to Know Before You Go" Got questions about funeral planning or cremation, but uncomfortable going to a

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First Before I Die ABQ Festival Attracts Big Crowds

The inaugural Before I Die ABQ Festival, six days of activities held around Albuquerque, NM, drew 600 participants to 22 separate events between October 20 to 25, 2017 The festival offered free and low-cost upbeat activities for people to openly think about, talk about and do something about our 100% mortality rate The most popular events drew crowds of more than 50 to hear panel discussions with funeral directors and financial/legal advisors on “What You Need to Know Before You Go,” the

Historic Fairview Cemetery Tour