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).

For more information:
https://www.pattybotello.com
https://maclaarte.org

Additional vendor footage courtesy

Saul Barrios
https://www.youtube.com/c/thepezcador1

Christina De La Torre, producer of "Mi Elotero"
https://youtu.be/RIGfDWtupNg
IG:@carolinas_way

Very special thanks to Central Valley Community Foundation.
https://www.centralvalleycf.org

Video producer: Rick Bacigalupi

Northern California
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