the paseo festival
This Event Has Been Cancelled for 2020
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic our community has made the difficult decision to cancel many local events in 2020. Your safety and the safety of our town is our priority and we look forward to seeing you soon. In the meantime experience Taos from a distance.
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Local and International Artists Transforms Taos at The PASEO
When: Cancelled for 2020
Where: Taos Historic District
More information: Visit paseoproject.org
Save the date! Local, national and international artists present immersive and participatory art installations that harness art, science and technology for multi-sensory experiences. The streets of Taos Historic District will be filled with performances, light projections, and sound experiments to engage the community with thought-provoking and playful art for public sharing. Pre- and post-festival workshops and parties are planned.
The PASEO’s 2019 theme is “Connections,” featuring work that celebrates, contemplates, or questions our interactions with each other, nature, or the world
Check out highlights from last year’s event….
Local, national and international artists convened in Taos to participate in The PASEO 2018 festival on September 14 and 15, 2018. The theme for 2018 was “Space.” A series of immersive and participatory art installations harnessed art, science and technology as tools for the contemplation of space, offering a view of society in sync with nature and the universe. Artistic Director Agnes Chavez promised, “Festival participants’ senses will be activated, curiosities stimulated, and minds transported to a wondrous universe in flux. We are thrilled to once again activate the streets of Taos with our 5th annual PASEO festival that engages our community and visitors in a participatory and multisensory experience.”
The nexus for The PASEO 2018 was the Space Cloud, an inflated pavilion designed by a Spanish architectural team that served as a gigantic illuminated nerve center for the weekend events. Within the Space Cloud a sci-artist projected an enlarged animated plankton while a New Mexico-based artist asked the Taos community to come together to explore its world from outer space. Another dozen artists and art collectives were introduced to add thought-provoking and playful art for public sharing.