The custom piñata shop, offers paper-mâché art, mixed media sculptures and more.
“We are local, Portland artists that create one of a kind custom piñatas,” said Jamie Sandoval. “Most everything in our store is handmade by us. We make special-order piñatas of any design people are looking for … for birthday parties or special occasions.”
“We used to own a food cart in Northwest Portland, and decided to open a custom piñata shop and art gallery,” she added. “We started making piñatas for our daughter’s first birthday and she’s seven now. She also makes piñatas and paints.”
The store also offers prints, jewelry and some imported art from Mexico. Erik Sandoval is from Tijuana and often travels there to procure unique items.
“We like the Beaumont area because it is close to our home and our daughter’s school. It’s a family friendly area and is really starting to grow,” said Jamie Sandoval. “We will have a booth at Fremont Fest for the first time this year. Erik just came back from Mexico with a lot of new items and we are working on new paper-mâché too.”
The Sandovals will host an art opening in their shop on August 13 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. for Jessie Fox-Nystrom. The event is open to the public and all ages.
For more information, visit www.calaverasydiablitos.com or call the Sandovals at (503) 724-2421.