Our good friends at Spanglish Arte (located at 905 23rd Street) are excited to be hosting the second annual Piñata Festival on Saturday, June 11, from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sacramentans of all ages and backgrounds are invited to experience this free and ever-so-vibrant event set to take place on 23rd Street between J and I streets. It’s a unique celebration of piñatas through art, live music, food and free workshops. The entire block will be lined with custom colorful and avant-garde piñatas, vendors of all sorts (folk art, custom jewelry, culturally infused food, etc.) and Papel Picado to “not only bring out the mood of celebration, but it will also create a vibrant experience for everyone who attends,” said Spanglish Arte owner Mari Arreola in an official press release. Local artist Danny Schieble, known for his “Tapigamy” sculptures, will be onhand, creating his own piñata masterpiece for spectators to view. Also, for this year’s event, Arreola has invited private individuals, organizations and local businesses to sponsor or bring out their own piñata in the shape of their logo to enter it in a special contest. A portion of the proceeds from every sponsored piñata will benefit the Washington Neighborhood Center. There will free piñata workshops throughout the day, too, if you’re feeling crafty. Basically, this is the block where you’ll want to spend your time this Second Saturday, as it will have it all: art, live music, dancing, great food, good company, what else could you ask for? For more information about Spanglish Arte, visit Shopspanglish.com

    Jonathan Carabba

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