Extravagancia de Piñatas
Win money for classroom Art Supplies!
K Space Contemporary will host the 12th Annual Extravagancia de Piñatas exhibition and competition for youth in conjunction with our annual Dia de Los Muertos Festivities. Local K-12 teachers and group leaders are invited to create piñatas with their youth groups, classes, and/or after-school clubs. Each participating group will receive a $30 supply allowance (limited to 2 allowances per school).
Cash awards, based on popular vote, will be given for the 1st and 2nd Place piñatas in three categories:
Middle School (6-8)
High School (9-12).
Award money must be used for classroom supplies.
October 8: Pinatas must be delivered to K Space Contemporary, 623 N. Chaparral St.
October 16 - November 18: Exhibition Dates
November 10: Awards Announced on Social Media and Website
November 19-20: Pick up Piñatas
Eligibility: Open to K-12 school groups (classes/clubs) in Corpus Christi and cities within a 50-mile radius. Each group/club may enter one hand-constructed Piñata (group project.) Piñatas must be delivered to K Space Contemporary by Oct. 8. To register to participate, complete the form below and click “Submit”.
2022 Theme: To celebrate the return of the festival after a 2-year break, the theme of the 2022 Extravagancia de Piñatas is “El Regreso de las Almas / The Return of the Souls.” On Dia de los Muertos, the deceased are depicted in skeletal form full of vitality as they were in life – talking, laughing, celebrating, and enjoying life. Works of art should address the return of the souls on the Days of the Dead – coming home to the land of the living, reuniting with loved ones, reveling in festive activities, and rejoicing in happiness.
Voting: The public is invited to vote for their favorite pinatas in person during the exhibition. Piñatas will also be posted on the Corpus Christi Dia de los Muertos Festival Facebook page for public voting October 21st – November 4 (~2 weeks). Awards will be announced November 10 for the piñatas receiving the highest number of votes totaled from both Facebook and in-person voting.
Awards: $200 Award for First Place and $100 Award for Second Place in each category – Elementary (K-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12). Checks presented to the winning groups’ leaders are to be used for classroom supplies.
Size: Piñatas must fit through a 40” wide doorway. Piñatas must not weigh over 8 pounds.
Hanger: Piñatas must be ready-to-hang with a built-in secure, sturdy hanger. K Space is not responsible for piñatas that fall because of faulty construction or faulty suspension method.
Label: Attach a label to the hanger that includes: School/Group, Teacher/Leader’s name, Leader’s email address & phone number, title, and price. Download label form or pick up at K Space, complete and attach to finished piñata.
Sales: Piñatas can be priced for sale. 100% of the proceeds from sales are paid to the participating group’s leader by check. Enter “NFS“ (not for sale) as “Price” if you do not want to sell your piñata.