Piñata Artist Patty Botello
Patty Botello has been making piñatas since she was a little girl. Though some are destined to be joyously destroyed by children at parties, much of her work is museum quality and intended for gallery exhibition. Her current sculptural work focuses upon fruit vendors, whose festive carts are a beloved presence in many Latinx neighborhoods. Patty is currently a Cultura Power Fellow at San Jose's MACLA (Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latinoamericana).

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Additional vendor footage courtesy

Saul Barrios

Christina De La Torre, producer of "Mi Elotero"

Very special thanks to Central Valley Community Foundation.

Video producer: Rick Bacigalupi

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