Perspectives of a Piñata | Mingei International Museum

As a third-generation piñata-maker, designer, and owner of LA Piñata Design Studio, Yesenia Prieto will talk about the complexities of being a business owner in the trade of piñatas. 

Yesenia began piñata-making in South Los Angeles as a small-time trade and quickly harnessed her artistic skill and entrepreneurial spirit to manage larger-than-life installation projects for well-known companies and museums throughout the world.

This project was made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit

Yesenia Prieto, Mia Baez, and Andrew Munguia, In God We Trust, 2021 Photo: MadisonMetro, Craft in America


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