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“A Storefront Art Exhibition Must Balance Creative Expression With Private Interest” by Ellie Duke, Southwest Contemporary

“Hopeful message: Artworks brighten empty spaces amid pandemic in ABQ, Santa Fe, Taos” by Adrian Gomez, Albuquerque Journal

“In New Mexico, Storefronts Become Spaces For Socially Distanced Art Showings,” by Michele Herrmann, Forbes

“Series turns storefronts into art installations,” Adrian Gomez, Albuquerque Journal

“Artists are trained for times like these The Paseo Project gets busy,” by Lynne Robinson, Taos News

“Murder of crows at the Kachina Lodge Artists and owner have a ‘creative difference’” by Crystal Starr, Taos News

“Windows on the Future, Will be Paid,” Pasatiempo/Santa Fe New Mexican

Pasatiempo | May 1, 2020



KSFR Santa Fe Public Radio | September 6, 2019
Artists take over streets and transform community
KSFR’s News Director interviews three movers and shakers behind The PASEO 2019.

Albuquerque Journal | September 8, 2019
Paseo highlights the world’s Connectedness
By Adrian Gomez / Journal Arts and Entertainment Editor

PBS News Hour | September 13, 2019
‘No Homeland, No Fear’: A conversation with the radical art collective that imagines a borderless America. 
Elizabeth Flock interviews PASEO 2019 Artist in Residence, La Pocha Nostra while in Taos.

Pasatiempo | September 13, 2019
Mixed Media The Taos Paseo Festival
Michael Abatemarco explores the immersive, subversive, and conversive.

KSFR Santa Fe Public Radio | September 14, 2018
Taos Paseo 2018 Set For September 14 and 15
KSFR’s Ellen Lockyer spoke with event director, J. Matthew Thomas about the unique outdoor art show and its theme this year: Space.

Taos News | September 14, 2018
PASEO sound experience
By Ariana Kramer. Cutting edge audio and visual artists connect with aspiring locals. Space is the theme of this year’s PASEO Festival. Inner space. Outer space. Personal space. Social space. All kinds of space.

Taos News | September 14, 2018
The PASEO: The final frontier
By Dena Miller. You’re probably not familiar with the name Jake Garn. A Utahn, he represented his state for 20 years in the United States Senate and, as a member of the 1985 Discovery space shuttle mission crew, was the first sitting congressperson to fly in outer space.

Emerging Media Alliance | September 13, 2018

The PASEO Festival with Matthew Thomas
J. Matthew Thomas is director of The PASEO Projects, which is hosting its 5th edition of The PASEO Festival in Taos, New Mexico on September 14 and 15, 2018. Thomas is also . . .

Taostyle | September 12, 2018
The Paseo: Pt. 2
By Lynne Robinson. Hot on the heels of Burning Man, the Paseo Project Festival segues into Taos this weekend.

Albuquerque  Journal | September 9, 2018
Art at Large
For two days — Friday, Sept. 14, and Saturday, Sept. 15 — artists from around the world will roll into the Taos Historic District and Kit Carson Park to showcase the art installations.

Albuquerque  Journal | September 9, 2018
Breaking barriers: Colombia-based street theater group to perform at festival
Nicolás CiFuentes enjoys pushing boundaries. It’s what he has done all his life within live performance. CiFuentes is the founder of Nemcatacoa Teatro – a street and experimental theater group. The group will perform at the Paseo 2018 in Taos on . . .

Journal North | September 9, 2018
Taos Art Event Fills Big Spaces
By Adrian Gomez. The majority of art is contained – and displayed – within walls. The Paseo 2018 in Taos breaks down those walls and gives artists the ability to showcase work in an open space with no boundaries. | September 7, 2018
Paseo in Taos & Laser@SFCC with Host Jennifer Villela
Listen to a radio interview with Paseo Project artistic director, Agnes Chavez, and director Matt Thomas about PASEO 2018.

BeyondTaos Blog | September 6, 2018
Eight Tips for Experiencing The PASEO 2018 in Taos
Taos nighttime festival brings off-the-wall artworks to the streets on September 14 and 15.

Visual Art Source | August 31, 2018
This Month in Taos
The PASEO nighttime art festival emerged in 2014 as a platform to present installation, performance and projection art on the streets of Taos Historic District.

Los Alamos Daily Post | August 27, 2018
International Artists Explore Inner and Outer Space
Space Cloud and Circular Dimensions: a LASER talk with Espacio La Nube of Madrid, Spain and Cristopher Cichocki of Coachella Valley, Calif.

Hyperallergic | August 20, 2018
The Cosmos Comes into Focus at PASEO 2018 in Taos
This September, 18 art interactions will engage the community with thought-provoking and playful experiences for public sharing.

BeyondTaos Blog | September 12, 2017
At Paseo 2017, Monsters Are Art
Taos youth make art out of fear, then light up the town with their creations.

Taos News | September 2, 2017
The Paseo is Going to be Monumental
Get ready to party. Fire and monsters — mythical and imagined — are central to a free art party on Taos Plaza Saturday, Sept. 23.

Hyperallergic | August 16, 2017
New Media Art Lights up Historic Taos Plaza
On September 23, digital monsters and fire, as well as community activists, will occupy Taos Plaza from 7 to 11pm.

ArtPress | October 9, 2016
Taos, New Mexico: The Paseo
By Anna Novakov. As a collection of installations, these Paseo III artists engage viewers in innovative and participatory ways that add to the content and impact of their creative vision.

Taos Magazine | September 2016
Play it Forward: On the Trail of The Paseo
By John Biscello. Wherever You Go… You are here. It could be the geographical prelude to a Choose Your Own Adventure storybook . . .

New Mexico Magazine | September 2016
Global Visitor
By Tania Casselle. Low-key impresario Matt Thomas brings new vision to Taos’ storied cultural life. | Winter 2015
Venison Picks: Best of 2015
Team members of Venison share their favorite shows, projects, and happenings of 2015.

The Taos News | September 30, 2015
2015 The Paseo-Taos
Video was shot and edited by Rick Romancito for The Taos News | September 27, 2015
The PASEO: Taos Delights in Free Art From 70 Artists
Streets of Taos were the canvas for “unhangable art,” Sept. 25-26

Albuquerque Journal | September 25, 2015
Art that needs you: Interactive exhibits bring Taos Plaza to life this weekend
By Jackie Jadrnak / Journal North Reporter | September 24, 2015
Paseo interactive art festival returning to Taos streets
By Laura BulkinAn illuminated giant arachnid called TaranTula by Christina Sporrong will be one of the displays for the Paseo on Friday and Saturday in Taos. | September 22, 2015
NM Tourism Dept. ready for outdoor art festival: PASEO is largest outdoor art fest in New Mexico
Already known for its eclectic art galleries and attracting some of the world’s best known artists, Taos, New Mexico, is once again setting new boundaries in the art world. . . | August 24, 2015
The Paseo Brings Light and Sound Installations to the Streets of Historic Taos | August 12, 2015
Can an art festival change a community?
By Janet WebbThe Paseo is changing the way Taos sees art—and itself. . . | September 30, 2014
By Kelley Tredwin – If art is the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, producing works to be appreciated for their beauty or emotional power, then The Paseo achieved an artistic expansiveness across the senses that reached a magical level. | September 2014
Filtered Transparencies, an installation created for the Paseo Arts Festival in Taos, New Mexico, for the duration of one night. Filipa Valenta (video) | September 23, 2014
The Paseo Will Bring Art from Beyond to Taos
A Half-Mile Stretch of Übercool Art Installations from 26 Artists on September 26th Will Enliven the 40th Annual Taos Arts Festival . . .