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45th Annual Paseo Arts Festival

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ORGANIZATION: Paseo Arts Association

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 10 people are interested

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 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 also famous for its more than 50 musicians and live performers on two stages who donate their time and talents to support the Paseo. The food court is sure to please and will feature 20 food and drink vendors with traditional and not-so-traditional festival treats, both savory and sweet.


The PAA Office and Oklahoma Shakespeare stations - Hospitality volunteers provide artists with breaks from their booths, check in other volunteers and operate the hospitality area. A great shift if you like walking around and seeing the sights of the festival. Shift can also be served seated and indoors.


Check in bands and communicate with the main office. Direct bands loading in and out with equipment. Outdoors, mostly seated & under a tent.


Assist in the children's area with free, hands-on art projects like spin art for kids of all ages. Requires extensive standing & bending.


You’ll be the protector of the special needs & motorcycle parking lot at the NE corner of 30th & Dewey. Ensure that only guests with handicap placards park in the lot. Mostly seated & shaded by a tent.


Sell official festival t-shirts, posters & other merch. Outdoors under a tent, & requires standing, lifting & bending.


Collect and change out bags of recycling.


A volunteer favorite!

Tent #1 - North Stage
Tent #2 - Food Court
Tent #3 - South Stage & Craft Beer

In the middle of the action - this shift is outdoors under a tent & requires extensive standing, lifting & bending

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About Paseo Arts Association



Mission Statement

The Paseo Arts Association seeks to preserve and maintain the Paseo in Oklahoma City as an historic arts district. We seek to foster an environment of cultural exchange between the public and the arts through performances, festivals and educational programming.


The Paseo was developed by Oklahoman G.A. Nichols in 1929 as the first shopping district north of downtown. The curved, two-block street has maintained its Spanish revival architecture with original stucco buildings and clay tile roofs still intact. The Paseo is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The arts have always been a part of the Paseo. The Elm's, a resident art gallery and studio built in 1920, located at 27th and Walker, was the first Oklahoma City artist studio and gallery.

In the 1950s, Paseo was home to small businesses, student partying and jazz clubs. The 1960s brought the counter culture with its creativity, free spirit and problems. The Paseo began its transition into an arts district in the 1970s. The first annual Paseo Arts Festival was held Memorial Day weekend in 1977 and the Paseo Arts Association was formed in 1982 to organize and further energize its place as Oklahoma's arts district. Today a vibrant group of artists with substantial involvement and support from the larger community continues to build The Paseo Arts District into one of the most creative art venues in the country.

The Paseo is now home to 17 galleries and more than 60 artists, all within walking distance. Intermingled with the galleries are fabulous restaurants, clothing boutiques, gift shops, and other businesses.


Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Community


Sat May 28, 2022 - Mon May 30, 2022
09:00 AM - 10:00 PM


3024 PaseoOklahoma CityOklahoma City, OK 73103



  • Event Management
  • Visual Arts
  • Music Arts
  • Exhibition Arts
  • Fundraising
  • Community Outreach


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • Shifts available are 3 hours each - You can sign up online at All Shifts: Drink Tents:
  • AGE REQUIREMENT - Must be 14 years of age to volunteer without a parent or guardian. All drink tent volunteers must be 21 years of age.

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