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Save the Date: Piñatafest to Return to Navigation Esplanade for Cinco de Mayo

The East End Foundation is thrilled to announce the 2nd annual Piñatafest for Saturday, May 5th, 2018 on the Navigation Esplanade in East End Houston! The Piñata Festival’s vision is to celebrate Houston’s connection to folk art and funk as well as our neighborhood’s cultural traditions.

Speaking of funk, this year’s festival graphic was lovingly inspired by one of last year’s amazing piñata sculptures, titled “Piñatabstract”, created by the talented Rio Grande Valley-based artist, Josué Ramírez.

Check out the photos from last year’s festival at

We look forward to the festivities, including live music, an outdoor juried sculpture exhibition, crafts and free family-friendly activities.

The 2nd Annual Piñatafest is possible in part to support from partners including Houston Arts Alliance, the City of Houston Office of Cultural Affairs, Houston First, East End District, TXRX Labs, and Garcia’s Party Store.

More details to follow including a call for artists and volunteers. Stay tuned!


East End Improvement Corporation (EEIC) and Wells Fargo unveiled the first of seven BCycle “Art Stations” as part of a community program to connect residents and visitors to public art and businesses in East End Houston. The unveiling ceremony included the donation of 36 bicycles and helmets to East End students in coordination with local non-profit Wellness On Wheels (WOW). 
longest-serving urban farms, Finca Tres Robles, is getting ready for some big changes in the year ahead. Umbrella organization Small Places is transitioning to a 501(c)(3) to help revamp the farm and increase its impact in serving the East End community. In the months ahead, Finca Tres Robles will be celebrating 7.5 years of work in the East End as it pauses field operations at the end of 2021 to prepare for its next chapter.

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