The Paseo Arts Festival Returns - 405 Magazine

The Paseo Arts Festival Returns

Long live creativity – the joyous Paseo Arts Festival combines art, music and food for a Memorial Day tradition that provides plenty of entertainment for all.


On Memorial Day Weekend in 1977, the Paseo Arts District set out to bring a little more culture and fun to the Oklahoma City metro.

It’s been 40 years, and they’ve done exactly that for all these years – upholding their mission to enrich, educate and inspire the public through art at the Paseo Arts Festival. This year’s 40th incarnation of the event is May 28-30, and will host more than 85 artists with works in mediums varying from paintings to photography, sculptures, jewelry and more.

However, the festival is known for more than just tangible artwork. To add to the excitement, this year a third stage has been set up for even more amazing live performances by local musicians from acoustic bluegrass to country and rock.

Keep reading, though, because there is something for everyone. The food court will cater to more than a dozen vendors, and will include traditional festival favorites, as well as the not-so-traditional but just as delicious.

If you have children, there is a no-cost children’s area that allows parents and aspiring artists to get involved and have fun.

The Paseo Arts Festival attracts around 60,000 people each year who gather to browse artwork, join in on the creativity, eat food and jam out to rockin’ talents.

The neighborhood’s galleries and restaurants will remain open during festival hours, with many of the galleries hosting special exhibits and artists never before featured. To get more information, including a list of participating artists and musicians, visit