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.

In 2017, The Paseo Project brought 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, collaborated 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 installed two custom-crafted fire and sound sculptures that react to audience input. Silent Disco, curated by DJ Oliver, merged 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 were projected on to buildings. Participatory art experiences from Twirl Play and Discovery Space engaged the curious of all ages.

Twirl's EYE PLAY for THE PASEO 2017

We were excited to partner with The PASEO for the 2017 PARTY ON THE PLAZA!

Teresina Lane was alive with illusion! We explored and discovered the potential creativity, fun and science of how we see what we see and the endless possibilities of perception as we experienced this immersive EYE PLAY INSTALLATION for the whole community to enjoy. Visitors created their own optical illusion to play with while they spent this awesome evening of art on Taos Plaza. 

Optical illusion machines provided by Explora Science Center and Children's Museum. 

EYE PLAY was the culmination of Twirl’s in-school program leading up to The Paseo. Twirl facilitated 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 had opportunities to collaborate, create, think critically, and of course, PLAY as they interacted with a variety of optical illusion stations.


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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