the paseo outdoor art festival

Local and International Artists Set to Transform Taos at The PASEO

Party on the Plaza

When: September 14 & 15, 2018
Where: Taos Historic District
More information: Visit the Paseo Project website 

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The Paseo Project brings fire and monsters to the heart of historic Taos for a monumental – and free! – community art party.

The schedule for this years festival will be out soon.

2017 Schedule of Events

Motomichi Nakamura, VJ mapping artist from Brooklyn NY, will project his signature monster characters onto the facade of the historic Hotel La Fonda. Burning Man artist Jamie Vaida will install two custom-crafted fire and sound sculptures that react to audience input. The Illuminator, an art collective that emerged from the Occupy Wall Street movement, will unite community members in a group statement envisioning the future of Taos. Silent Disco will merge three DJ booths into 500 multi-channel headsets allowing dancers to switch between alternate music genres. A virtual photo booth powered by Luster using Instagram and Twitter feeds will bring everyone with a smartphone into a community documentary of the party. Winners of the youth STEMarts@ThePASEO monster challenge will present their images and poetry. Participatory art experiences from Twirl Discovery Space, UNM Digital Media Department and partner galleries will engage the curious of all ages.

The PASEO is a free art festival dedicated to bringing the art of installation, performance and projection to the streets of Taos, New Mexico’s historic district.
2017 marks Paseo’s fourth annual festival. View more than a dozen participatory, temporary, and 100% free art installations by international, national and regional artists, plus loads of Paseo-sponsored art experiences and events hosted by Taos art venues.

The Paseo is made possible through donations. If you would like to help us make it amazing for 2017 donate HERE



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A native New Yorker, Richard graduated from Cornell University’s Hotel and Restaurant School before creating and managing several successful restaurants in the City.

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