Music, games, piñatas, oh my!
Coming to the High Desert Museum
on Saturday, Nov. 18 from 1-4pm, artist Justin Favela
’s event Family Fiesta celebrates Latinx communities of Central Oregon with activities for all ages.
Free with Museum admission, this event will feature Central Oregon-specific games, piñatas, papel picado making (a traditional Mexican decorative craft created by cutting elaborate designs into sheets of tissue paper), food and music. The event is in connection with the High Desert Museum exhibition Favela created called Vistas del Cielo, a colorful mural made of piñata paper.
“A Family Fiesta is a performance that I do with my family at cultural institutions,” says Favela in an interview with the Des Moines Art Center. “Having a Family Fiesta on the grounds of a museum is very special to me because it lets my family, and people like my family, know that they belong in this space.”