From classic to cutting edge, some of the best work in the arts will be on view as we kick off the 36th Annual Paseo Arts Festival on Memorial Day weekend. There's a festive aura of anticipation as art-lovers, music-lovers, people-watchers and gaggles of families stroll through the Paseo Arts District, a charming cultural tradition of OKC.
The Paseo features artists, selected by expert jurors, as participants in the festival. All types of art and all mediums are represented. Festival-goers prowl the booths and galleries for the perfect ceramic platter or coffee mug, squiggles of sterling silver and other hand-made jewelry, soft and sensuous art-you-can-wear, sculptural statements and paintings and photography of every description. View our Map to find your favorite artists.
The Festival's North & South Music Stages will showcase the talent of Oklahoma's best musicians and entertainers. Restaurants and galleries on the street will be open during festival hours.
A free children's area "Artists of the Future" will give budding artists a chance to explore their creativity and have fun. Hours are Saturday and Sunday from 10am-8pm and Monday from 10a-6p. Children will have the opportunity to make sock puppets, clay sculpture and spin art.
Paper Play Theatre...
Every Child Has a Story to Tell ...The bustling atmosphere of the Paseo Arts Festival inspires Paper Play Theatre, a hands-on multi arts experience for children of all ages. The studio of StarDanceSwan opens to wonder-making from 12 - 6pm each day of the festival, invites children to have fun constructing puppets made of paper, glitz, light and shadows. See StarDanceSwan's performers dance and sing each child's puppet story. Paper Play Theatre is designed by StarDanceSwan and community arts educators.
The Food Court in the heart of Paseo will feature delicious traditional festival food, savory and sweet.
The Paseo Arts Festival now has a shuttle service! Parking will be available to festival visitors at First Christian Church at 36th and Walker. The shuttle will run every 15 minutes on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 9pm and Monday from 10am to 7pm.
THE PASEO FESTIVAL ART
The Paseo is where art and history come alive in Oklahoma City's vibrant community of artists. Each year a Paseo artist's work is featured on the festival t-shirt and poster. Michi Susan was selected for 2012. Visit Booth 18 to purchase your t-shirt or poster.
Our sponsors include OKC Party Bus, Tinker Federal Credit Union, BankFirst, MidFirst Bank, Look OKC, Oklahoma Gazette, City Sentinel, and Denton Framing.
Saturday, May 26th · 10am - 8pm (music til 11pm)
Sunday, May 27th · 10am - 8pm (music til 11pm)
Monday, May 28th · 10am - 6pm (music til 7pm)
Jo Wise & Colin Rosebrook
Festival Chairs, Paseo Arts Association