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.
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.
New in 2016, DAYTIME@ThePASEO public programming offers the community the chance to experience the art and artists featured at The PASEO, with free and ticketed events offered during the day that include lectures, workshops, demos, and discussions. See schedule.
Willi Dorner“bodies in urban spaces”
Alexandra Gelis“Snow Cone – RASPAO”
Bert Benally“Techno – Sand Painting”
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.
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!
Getting Around the Festival
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. Zone Two 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
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, Merche Blaso, Cie. Will Dorner dance company, Alexandra Gelis, Julie Libersat, Hector Leiva