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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.

The PASEO 2016 happens on Friday and Saturday, September 23 and 24, from 5:00 to 10:00pm.

Daytime@ThePASEO events are planned from 10:00am to 5:00pm Saturday and Sunday, September 24 and 25.



The PASEO 2016 artists are diverse geographically and in discipline. Diné land artist. Contemporary dance performer. Environmental new media artist. Many are teachers and will include Taos youth in the creation of their installations. Meet our artists.

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The STEMartsLAB@ThePASEO youth program is a series of educational youth workshops that allow students to collaborate with the PASEO artists exploring STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) in their art. Learn more.

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VOLUNTEER! It takes a community to make a PASEO festival happen. Can you do . . . construction, distribution of fliers, housing for artists, set up installations, break down installations, assist artists, food prep, “go-ferring,” chauffeuring. . . Help now.

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The PASEO lives at the center of three primary values: Art, Education, and Community.
The PASEO’s community is both local and global, respectful and inclusive.

The PASEO believes community transforms art . . . and art transforms community.

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It takes a community to host The PASEO.

While The PASEO is free to the public, it costs a lot of time, effort, and funding to pull it off, for one important reason: all artists are paid for their work. If you are able, please donate to the cause. Every donation, large or small is acknowledged on this website. All contributions are tax deductible. The Paseo Project is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Donate, volunteer, or consider one of our sponsor packages. Contact The PASEO Directors for a custom sponsorship plan.

See you in Taos, New Mexico, September 23 to 25, 2016!


Donate today to keep The PASEO 100% free. Donate today so PASEO artists receive a stipend for their creativity.


What can you do to help? Construction? Go-ferring? Visitor info dissemination? Data entry? Food preparation? Join our team!


While The PASEO 2016’s slate of artists is set, we’re always looking for innovative artists for next year and pop-ups. See guidelines.


Galleries, businesses, foundations, the Town, County, and State of New Mexico all help make The PASEO happen. Join the list!

Getting Around the Festival

WEstern Zone

Civic Plaza Drive: Explore a reality of made entirely of cardboard, paint, & glue, interact with a quilt of illuminated squares, reflect in a place where memories are collected, participate in the making of a techno sand painting, tune into hybridized analog and digital systems. Western Zone features: Dosshaus, Leah Beuchley, Lionel Cruet, Bert Benally, James Connolly


Taos Plaza and west to Guadalupe Gym: Listen to the sound of plants, move with the animated projections, groove to your own silent beat, occupy with gorilla style demonstrations, encounter physical simulations of lacerated surfaces. The Central Zone features: Adrienne Adar, MySquare/Ramona Altschul, The Illuminator, Silent Disco, Joerg Staeger

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Kit Carson Park off Paseo del Pueblo Norte: Immerse yourself in the full dome experience, broadcast your voice to the community, explore space and light and the boundaries of human perception, and reveal in the culture of cars. The Eastern Zone features: Arts Lab @UNM, Parker Jennings, MySquare/Francois Montcarey, J. Gil, A. Herruzo, J. Sanchez, Elizabeth Orr.

RoAming and Virtual Zones

All through the Historic District: Catch the animated projections on a tricked out tricycle, peddle along in a symphony of bike bells, discover new spaces through the incorporation of human bodies, grab a snowcone and create your own soundtrack, leave behind a trace of your movements through images or stories. Roaming and Virtual artworks by: M. Dorninger & M. Fritz, Ashcan Orchestra, Cie. Will Dorner dance company, Alexandra Gelis, Julie Libersat, Hector Leiva