Paseo Arts Association announces postponement of 2021 Paseo Arts Festival
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Published: 03-Feb-2021


The City Sentinel Staff Report  

In response to COVID-19, the Paseo Arts Association has made the decision to reschedule the 2021 Paseo Arts Festival. Originally scheduled for Memorial Day Weekend, May 29-31, the festival will now take place on Labor Day Weekend, September 4-6. 

Given the high level of uncertainty surrounding this rapidly evolving situation, the decision was made with careful consideration and in the best interest of the hundreds of festival artists, performers, vendors and volunteers that make up the event. 

“The health and safety of the 60,000 visitors the festival draws to the district each year has always been the top priority of the PAA, and this time is no different,” says PAA Executive Director Amanda Bleakley.

Updates on how the community can support Paseo Arts District businesses and regarding all other PAA programs can be found online at thepaseo.org and on the district’s social media pages. PAA staff and board members will follow both city and state safety guidelines regarding COVID-19 and make adjustments as necessary. 

The Paseo Arts Festival is the largest annual fundraiser for the Paseo Arts Association. The money raised through beverage and merchandise sales directly supports the mission of the 501(c)3 nonprofit, and is used to put on your favorite Paseo programs and events provided to the community year-round, such as Fairy Ball, Magic Lantern, SPACE, FEAST and First Friday Gallery Walks.

Visitors to the festival will enjoy almost 100 nationally acclaimed visual artists, who fill the Historic Paseo Arts District with original artwork: everything from painting, ceramics and photography to woodworking, glass, sculpture and jewelry. 

Voted Best Free Entertainment in Oklahoma Gazette’s 2020 Best of OKC, the festival is famous for its more than 50 musicians and live performers on two stages who donate their time and talents to support the Paseo.
For more information visit the thepaseo.org or call (405) 525-2688. For daily details, follow the Paseo Arts District on Instagram @paseoartsdistrict, Facebook @paseo.artsdistrict and Twitter @PaseoOKC.

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