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Best Folk Art Medium

Puestos at Local Fiestas

STAFF PICK: Usually overlooked when folk art is discussed, the food stands at local fiestas, especially the Mariachi Festival's Noche Garibaldi, are stunning. Different groups compete to outdo each other in the decoration department, using paint and crêpe paper and glitter and found materials. No two are alike and every year surprising innovations pop up and are added to the standard repertoire. There are always lots of glorious paper flowers and at least one or two in a ranch theme with chicken wire and fenceposts. They're an ephemeral pleasure, lasting as long as the fiesta and then gone forever.