New Mexico Tourism Department Prepares for One of the Largest Outdoor Art Festivals in the Southwest Light, Video and Performance Art to Transform Streets of Historic Taos – I am New Mexico

New Mexico Tourism Department Prepares for One of the Largest Outdoor Art Festivals in the Southwest Light, Video and Performance Art to Transform Streets of Historic Taos



SANTA FE, N.M. – (September 15, 2015) – Already known for its eclectic art galleries and attracting some of the world’s best known artists, Taos, New Mexico, is once again setting new boundaries in the art world. September 25 and 26, the historic streets of Taos will be transformed with more than 30 works of new media art for the second annual PASEO. The two-day, outdoor art event includes 20 foot-high light installations, live art performances and video projections that will bathe the town’s most famous chapels and historic buildings in digital color. The PASEO brings new art forms, which cannot be hung on a gallery wall, to a public setting for this free special event.

More than 70 international, national and regional artists are invited to showcase their work, which this year will integrate the centuries-old Spanish and Native American history of Taos through the use of light, performance, sound and video. Sixteen of the installations are by New Mexico artists.

The PASEO is partially supported by grants from the New Mexico Tourism Department.

“The PASEO is one of the biggest weekends of the year for artists and art enthusiasts alike. New Mexico is known for its art culture and this festival is breaking new ground in the world of ‘unhangable’ art,” explains Cabinet Secretary Rebecca Latham, New Mexico Tourism Department. “The unique experience visitors can have, the incredible displays of art, and the pairing of new media art in a historic setting come together to make this a ’New Mexico True’ event.”

WHAT: The New Mexico Tourism Department will help kick off the PASEO new media art festival by offering the New Mexico True PASEO Art Weekend Getaway. The tourism department has partnered with organizers to offer different packages for guests to come to Taos and experience the event. The New Mexico True PASEO Art Weekend Getaways include 2 or 3 nights of lodging for two at a B&B, participating resort or private home; tickets to special artist presentations; tickets to artist VIP events where they can meet the artists and attend after party celebrations. Add-ons to the packages include a hot air balloon ride over Taos Valley, cooking classes and spa services.
WHERE: Historic Taos, New Mexico
WHEN: PASEO runs September 25 – 26, 2015
INFO: For more information on the PASEO exhibit schedule go to:
BOOKING: For more information or to book a New Mexico True PASEO Art Weekend Getaway, click the link below and use promo code: PASEOTrue

Additionally several of the invited artists are holding workshops for students at local Taos schools in the weeks leading up to the festival, offering them a more hands on experience leading into the festival. For additional information on student workshops, please contact Janet Webb.
The New Mexico True PASEO Art Weekend Getaway package runs from Thursday, September 24 – Sunday September 26.
BROLL OF THE PASEO HERE Please courtesy “PASEO/New Mexico Tourism Department”:
PHOTOS OF THE PASEO EXHIBITS HERE: Please courtesy “PASEO/New Mexico Tourism Department”

Media wishing to attend or schedule an interview with an artist with the PASEO contact:
Janet Webb

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