The Paseo Party on the Plaza 2017

The PASEO is a festival dedicated to bringing installation, projection, and performance art to the streets of Taos.

This year, The Paseo Project brings fire and monsters to the heart of historic Taos for a monumental – and free! – community art party. Motomichi Nakamura, VJ mapping artist from Brooklyn NY, will collaborate with sound masters Kanizzle and Dubvirus to create a 4 hour sound and light experience, projecting his animated monster characters and abstract landscapes onto the facade of the historic Hotel La Fonda. Burning Man artist Jamie Vaida will install two custom-crafted fire and sound sculptures that react to audience input. Silent Disco, curated by DJ Oliver, will merge three DJ booths into 500 multi-channel headsets allowing dancers to switch between alternate music genres. Winning images and poetry from the youth STEAM Monster Design Challenge and workshops will be projected on to buildings. Participatory art experiences from Twirl Play and Discovery Space will engage the curious of all ages.


We are excited to partner with The PASEO for this year's PARTY ON THE PLAZA!

Join us Saturday, September 23rd from 7-10 pm as Teresina Lane comes alive with illusion! Explore and discover the potential creativity, fun and science of how we see what we see and the endless possibilities of perception as you experience this immersive EYE PLAY INSTALLATION for the whole community to enjoy. Create your own optical illusion to play with while you enjoy this awesome evening of art on Taos Plaza. 

Keep your eyes peeled for cool optical illusion machines provided by Explora Science Center and Children's Museum. 

EYE PLAY is the culmination of Twirl’s in-school program leading up to The Paseo. Twirl will facilitate WE PLAY EYE PLAY IN-SCHOOL WORKSHOPS at Ranchos Elementary and Enos Garcia Elementary schools as well as FAMILY SCIENCE EVENTS at 4 area elementary schools exploring optical illusions. Students and families will have opportunities to collaborate, create, think critically, and of course, PLAY as they interact with a variety of optical illusion stations.

Keep your eyes peeled for cool optical illusion machines provided by Explora


This program is offered free to local and visiting children and families thanks to the generous support from individuals and foundations. Learn how you can support this and other programs like it at

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