40 years of the Paseo Arts Festival

The 40th Paseo Arts Festival will take place May 28 to May 30. Photo provided.

(Oklahoma City, OK) – The Paseo Arts District is celebrating its 40th Paseo Arts Festival! It will take place May 28 and 29 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and May 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Visitors will enjoy more than 85 visual artists, who will fill the Historic Paseo Arts District with original artwork – everything from painting, ceramics and photography to woodworking, sculpture and jewelry. 

Artist booths will close at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, with live entertainment continuing until 11:00pm.  Everything continues Monday until 5:00 p.m. The Festival, now with an additional third stage, is famous for its dozens of musicians and live performers. Lovers of culinary arts can also rejoice! The food court will feature over a dozen food vendors with traditional and not-so-traditional festival treats, both savory and sweet. The children's area allows future artists to explore the arts and have fun while creating.

The Paseo Express shuttle bus will ease parking woes, running every 15 minutes to the parking lot at First Christian Church at NW 36th & Walker. Shuttle hours will be 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. May 28 and 29 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 30.

The Paseo Arts Festival draws more than 60,000 people who come to enjoy the sights, sounds, and tastes of this Oklahoma City tradition – now in its 40th year! It is also the Paseo Arts Association's largest fundraiser, enabling the PAA to offer its popular arts events year-round. The Paseo is OKC's unique arts destination. Dozens of galleries, restaurants and shops stand in distinctive Spanish Mission Revival style buildings, all within walking distance. The Paseo Arts District is located between NW 27th & 30th Streets and Walker & Hudson.

For more information, call the Paseo Arts Association at (405) 525-2688 or email amanda@thepaseo.org.

The Gayly - 3/19/2016 @ 7:59 a.m. CST