The Random Acts of Fresco Story
Owners Marco Rojas and Carlos Cervantes joined their years of passion for food to establish Fresco Mexican, one of the finest Mexican area restaurants in Chester New Jersey. Once the owners were settled in their new restaurant, they started to research the idea for a boutique next door housed in the same building. Just one year later, Random Acts of Fresco opened its doors.
”Our love affair with Mexican folk art began when we opened Fresco Mexican in 2010″, says Carlos Cervantes. “Our passion for cooking always took the forefront but we found so many beautiful, one of a kind pieces when we would visit our family back in Mexico. We decided it was our goal to keep these beautiful indigenous arts alive and to showcase them to a wider audience. When the space next door to our restaurant became available we knew it was fate.”
Random Acts of Fresco started with Mexican art, so the partners toured Mexico and came back with fabulous finds, all purchased from wonderful artists throughout the region. Random Fresco has since expanded to other countries through Fairtrade Organizations all benefitting artists mainly women, and filled the boutique with jewelry and textiles from Guatemala; scarves and bags from India; Haitian metal art made from discarded 55-gallon steel oil drums recycled into wall décor; Impressive pottery; and upscale jewelry featuring various artists from New York and Trinidad.
Customers are amazed at the selection and variety, such as Mosaic Glass and Tin Mirrors, Day of The Dead Art, like the painted ceramic skulls and elegant Catrina statues, Impressive Mexican mirrors with tin roses made out of recycled aluminum, leather and fabric handbags, woven belts from India, a pig sculpture with four pigs standing on top of the other, iridescent glasses made from blown fused glass in Mexico, authentic Talavera Pottery platters and bowls, candles, table runners, garden statues, colorful necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and so much more.
Everything in our store has a personal touch! We hope you enjoy your experience whether it be shopping online or visiting us at our Brick and Mortar shop in Chester New Jersey.