OKC VeloCity | Art is abundant at the Paseo Arts Festival

Art is abundant at the Paseo Arts Festival

By Chamber Staff / Lifestyle / May 20, 2019

Alluring art fans both near and far, nothing truly harkens the beginning of summer quite like the annual Paseo Arts Festival. This OKC classic has been around for more than 40 years, each year bringing more art, culture, food, fun and festivities than the last. And on Memorial Day weekend, we’ll celebrate it yet again in all its colorful glory.

Famous for putting an immense variety of visual artists, musicians, performers, food vendors and more into OKC’s Paseo district (between Northwest 27th and 30th streets and Walker and Lee), the Paseo Arts Festival attracts several artists and attendees from all over. This year, it’s estimated that nearly 100 nationally acclaimed visual artists will be in attendance. And when you’re not marveling at the gorgeous art, you can eat from one of the dozens of restaurants or food vendors, or perhaps catch a performance. Whether it’s in food or music, a variety of genres come to visit the Paseo Arts Festival, and you’re sure to find something you love.

Meanwhile, a free children’s area where kids can have fun and make their own art will be at the corner of 29th and Dewey. And don’t worry: the beloved spin art machine, as well as several other fun art projects, will be available.

For those wanting a more behind-the-scenes experience, the Festival is still looking for volunteers. Sign-ups and more information about volunteering can be found at thepaseo.org. Volunteer opportunities include (but aren’t limited to) beverage sales, hospitality, the children’s art area and more.

Regardless of how you choose to experience it though, the Paseo Arts Festival is an incredible experience unique to OKC. This iconic yearly festival proves just how much OKC has to offer in the realms of visual art, music, food, etc. No matter how many years you go, this festival always has new things every year, and is sure to be a great way to spend your Memorial Day weekend.


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