Year: 2018

A PASEO 2018 Visitors Guide to Taos

September 9, 2018 – Lili Rusing, Deputy Director, Paseo Project

The PASEO 2018 is just five days away!! For those of you coming from out of town, we’ve put together some hot tips to make it the best trip ever, from practical tips to places to eat and drink and stay, and things to do during your visit to Taos.

Study Up: To enhance your PASEO experience, learn about the 33 featured artists and familiarize yourself with the festival map in advance on our website.

Get Acclimated: The weather can be unpredictable in Northern New Mexico and the PASEO will happen rain or shine. Wear layers and bring an umbrella. Also be sure to drink plenty of water while you are here – Taos is at high altitude and has a dry climate.

Find Parking: Plenty of free parking is available in downtown Taos. Check out this map (700kb PDF) for multiple public parking lots.

Check Out the Amazing Local Culture and Businesses: A visit to Taos is incomplete without visiting some of our incredible local businesses and sights, many of which are generous supporters of the PASEO and the arts in Taos.

We’ve broken it down into six easy categories for you: Entertainment, Food & Drink, Lodging, Retail, Art & Culture, and Services.


Taos Mesa Brewing. Photo: Bud Branch

Taos Mesa Brewing: Taos Mesa Brewing was founded in 2012 and has been providing excellent hand crafted beer and hosting renowned music from around the globe. Join us for the Official PASEO Afterparty at the Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership on Saturday 9/15, featuring Beats Antique, Govinda and more.
Adobe Bar at Taos Inn
Los Rios River Runners
Twirl Play and Discovery Place

Food & Drink

Common Fire

Common Fire: Art lovers welcome! Food lovers welcome! Massive, wood burning oven creates long menu of tasty deliciousness. All-craft/all-draft beer list. Great wine. Friendly. Noon-9 every single day.
Bent Street Deli
The Burger Stand @ Taos Ale House
Chokolá Bean to Bar
El Gamal
KOKO Coffee/Deli/Carry-Out
Marshall’s Great Noodles
Orlando’s New Mexican Cafe
Parcht Bottle Shop + Bites
Taos Mesa Brewing
Taos Mountain Energy Bars
The Gorge Bar & Grill


El Pueblo Lodge

El Pueblo Lodge: Located on four beautifully landscaped acres on the north side of Taos, we are a short walk to the Historic Taos Plaza, in addition to shops, galleries and world class restaurants.
Casa Gallina: Located just five minutes from the historic Taos Plaza, in a quiet, pastoral, farmland setting, Casa Gallina’s five adobe casitas offer an oasis of home and renewal for visitors to Taos.
El Monte Sagrado
Taos Inn


John Dunn Shops

John Dunn Shops: A beautiful pedestrian walkway with 20 creative, locally-owned shops and eateries between Taos Plaza and Bent Street.
Ace Hardware:Whether you are looking to build a new home or do a remodel, Rio Grande Ace Hardware is the place to get all of your materials in one place.
Cid’s Food Market
Taos Farmers Market
Red Willow Farmers Market

Art & Culture

Larry Bell: Hocus, Focus, and 12 at The Harwood Museum

203 Fine Art
Harwood Museum
Millicent Rogers Museum
Studio 107B
Taos Center for the Arts
Taos Galleries & Studios
Taos Pueblo



Beyond Wildflowers Landscaping

Taos Land and Film: Private, affordable land within Rio Grande National Monument. Buy land in Taos and support independent filmmakers around the world.
Taos Properties Real Estate Investments: A boutique real estate agency for independently minded buyers and sellers. Serving the Taos community for over 20 years with compassion, professionalism, and integrity. Stop in and say hi!
Heritage Trust Company of New Mexico: Heritage Trust is a state-chartered, locally-owned, independent trust company, devoted to families and their advisors since 1994.
Kit Carson Electric Cooperative: A member-owned Electric Distribution Cooperative serving Taos, Colfax, and Rio Arriba Counties since 1944.
Rocky Mountain Soils: Topsoil supplier in Alamosa County, Colorado
TaosNet: Taos Net is a full-service internet provider serving northern New Mexico – Taos, Taos Ski Valley, Angel Fire, and Red River.
US Bank: Bank smarter with U.S. Bank and browse personal and consumer banking services including checking and savings accounts, mortgages, student loans and more.
Beyond Wildflowers Landscaping
Dimond Mortgage
Page Patterson Real Estate

Explore More

Taos County has countless sights and events – way more than we can cover in one email. Please visit the following sites for more information and recommendations: The official guide for visitors to Taos, NM. Navigate the cultural landscape of Northern New Mexico. Live Taos is your independent voice in Taos arts, entertainment, culture, current events, and more.


PASEO 2018: Indigenous Cosmology Meets Particle Physics Youth Workshop

Indigenous Cosmology Meets Particle Physics

A live Tagtool painting on the tipi at Taos Day School

By Agnes Chavez, June 5, 2018

This three day youth workshop combined native science, western science and the arts to explore the universe. The workshop was part of the STEMarts@The Paseo Youth Program and took place at the Taos Day School as our first inter-school collaboration with TISA (Taos Integrated School of the Arts). In this workshop we brought together native and western world views through art. The goal was to expose students to radical new science concepts in the field of particle physics while emphasizing the importance of indigenous cosmology and storytelling as an integrated worldview. Twenty two 5th and 6th grade students from the Taos Pueblo Day School and five “teen leads” from TISA who had taken the workshop before participated in the sci-art experience. The workshop culminated with a tipi projection installation in the gym of the Taos Day School and the final tipi installation will be shown again for The PASEO festival on September 14, 15, 2018.

Lakota cultural specialist, Steve Tamayo
A virtual talk byCERN physicist, Dr. Steven Goldfarb

Particle Physics and Astrophysics
Through a virtual visit with CERN physicist, Dr. Steven Goldfarb, students learned about the Large Hadron Collider, the largest particle accelerator in Geneva Switzerland and how it is used to discover particles that are key to our understanding of the universe. Shane Wood, physics teacher and Quarknet fellow lead the hands-on physics activities developed by Quarknet. Nicole Lloyd- Ronning, an astrophysicist at Los Alamos National Lab made a guest visit to deepen student understanding of the cosmos through a hands on activity exploring Feynman diagrams.

Traditional Arts and Games
Lakota cultural specialist, Steve Tamayo, led the building of a Lakota Tipi, weaving of a dreamcatcher in the tipi and told stories that through metaphor explored the cosmological observations through traditional arts practices. The students created Feynman diagrams combined with petroglyph-inspired symbols which they painted on hide. They participated in opening and closing ceremonies.

Guest visit from Dr. Greg Cajete, Santa Clara author and professor of Native American studies
Dr. Greg Cajete visited the classroom to share stories from different tribes. In the workshop students were encouraged to artistically explore their unique cultural perspectives. Guided by the curriculum research of Dr. Greg Cajete and his book, Native Science: Natural Laws of Interdependence, we encouraged youth to imagine a new worldview that combines the advances of the scientific method and technological innovations with a life-sustaining ecology that is participatory and in balance with nature.

New Media Art and Technology
Students learned to use an iPad animation tool called Tagtool to express their new understandings about the universe. New media artist, Agnes Chavez taught the kids Tagtool to transfer their newly created stories into animated electronic projections. They learned to design creations for the parent performance and had a hand at live painting on the tipi. Tagtool and projection art added a fun and innovative tool to explore.

Inter-school Collaboration
TISA students had the experience of teaching what they had learned from past Tagtool workshops, demonstrating animation techniques, file saving and projection tools. It was an opportunity for these students to hone their leadership skills. This led to great learning experiences for both schools and as a result we plan to coordinate regular inter-school activities to continue to develop those bonds. TISA lent their projectors and iPads to Taos Day School and Megan Avina Bowers, Arts Coordinator and 5th grade teacher at TISA participated in the curriculum development and workshop overseeing the engagement of TISA students. Marilyn Trujillo and Leroy Martinez provided feedback and insights for improving the continued collaboration and we are all looking forward to future inter-school activities.

Future Activities
On September 13, 14, 15 a small group of the workshop students from Taos Day School and TISA will gather gather to assist the Paseo artist/teachers in putting up the tipi installation with student work for The PASEO festival and for the pre-festival PASEO Youth Day in the Space Cloud. Students will learn to be part of an international production for a festival and they will perform with Steve Tamayo as he engages the audience in making a Dreamcatcher inside the tipi.

This Paseo workshop was sponsored by the LANL Foundation in partnership with Taos Integrated School of the Arts, Quarknet, ATLAS Experiment at CERN and The Paseo Project.