What started out as a shopping district in 1929, gradually evolved to become a haven for black jazz musicians, students and ... More
Paseo Arts District
What started out as a shopping district in 1929, gradually evolved to become a haven for black jazz musicians, students and small businesses in the 1950s. The end of World War II brought with it the counter-culture which determined the atmosphere of the Paseo. But it was only in the 1970s that it became one of the country's finest art districts. Hosting food, art and music festivals all year round, this place has still preserved its old town Spanish feel with narrow streets and clay roof houses.
Please watch out for the spoiled food. Some vendors at the Arts Festival are not properly cooking the food or not cleaning the raw food and condiments served. I think the Indian Tacos had bad lettice or tomatoes.
this festival progresses every year. The next few years should be amazing to see. The paseo district has come full bloom from its horrible gentrification and white flight days. Still struggling, but budding; artists and wonderful eateries line this lively street with plenty of outdoor seating everywhere. Make this place a sure destination on any trip. The festival is only one weekend out of the year. But this street has events every day and every night of the week. On mondays the only spot open is a small cafe called sauced. I own it, come by and sit on the patio. Have a good trip
I was in OKC last May and went to the arts festival at the Paseo. It was absolutely great. The artists appeared to be all local. I love that they have taken an old district and put it to good use. Thumbs up to OKC artists!
Went to Paseo Arts Festival first time this year. Saw some Spanish Dancers, Ballet Flamenco Los Ninos De Espana, they were totally awsome!! They rocked@@ Beautiful girls, costuming and professional display of Spanish and Mexican CUlture.
Got a tour of Spain and Mexico in a short 45 minutes..
will definately attend again, hope they are there when i return!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This annual Art Festival features the best of a large number of artist applications from the world, and has two music stages with continous live music all 3 days of the Festival. Booths open at 10 AM Sat., Sun., and Mon. of Memorial Day weekend. At least 25 food vendors are in this Festival and the Paseo area dance theater/school performs live on Paseo also. Belly Dancers, Tap Dancers, Cloggers, Celtic Dancers, you name it, it will be there. Don't miss this 30th year of this wonderful Festival.
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