On May 29, SOMArts' beloved Día de los Muertos curator René Yañez passed away due to complications from cancer. We were truly blessed to work with such an incredible mentor, artist and friend for so many years. As the caretaker and creative genius behind SOMArts' art garden, we know that René would want to see his work in the garden continue for generations of Bay Area community members to enjoy. Contributions to this memorial fund will be dedicated entirely to continuing René's legacy of hospitality, beauty and creativity in SOMArts' garden.
SOMArts will update you on any public events honoring René, and Yañez family members will be informed of your donation. Thank you for your generosity.