Piñatas on the Esplanade at GRB

In a Piñatafest 2018 exhibition, entitled Piñatas on the Esplanade, sculptures created by regional artists and inspired by traditional piñatas were on display. The event, supported by Houston First, helps give an even broader audience to incredible piñata sculptures. Traditionally displayed at the Navigation Esplanade, the exhibition was moved from the Esplanade to the George R. Brown Convention Center - Level 2 North where it will remain on view through May 31.

Piñatafest 2018 is a free community event in the East End Cultural District coinciding with Cinco de Mayo. The afternoon celebrates the ancient cultural tradition of piñata-making and its long-lived presence throughout Houston's Second Ward. This year's event included performances by local mariachis and Folklorico dance troupes, family-friendly craft activities and prepared foods and hand-made goods from local street vendors. Guests could take a guided tour by bike of the many beautiful murals throughout the East End. The featured artists' works at the George R. Brown Convention Center are Cristal Aldrete, Texas Art Asylum + Nicole Baer, John Branch + Kristina Kolosova + Jesse Lott, Sebastian Gomez de la Torre, Leslie Nguyen, Emmanuel Nuno Arámbula, Emilia Pardo, Josué Rawmirez, Sayra Vallejo and Alex Winemiller.