Festival of the Arts

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

StiltWalkerOne of the best-executed events in the area, local residents and visitors alike will find on Memorial Day Weekend (Saturday May, 28) a completely fresh experience at the Paso Robles Festival of the Arts.

There is a talented and enthusiastic art community on display in the Fine Art Show; the Quick-Draw lets you watch artists create masterpieces in just 2 hours; and the Art Zone is a fun and entertaining environment for kids and teens.

The works of all participating professional artists can also be found inside Studios on the Park as part of a unique exhibition of river-inspired art. Live entertainment is interspersed throughout the festivities to keep all attendees engaged and entertained. The day unfolds with a happy blend of art, music and fun.

One of the highlights of the festival is the dynamic and inspiring Children’s Art Zone, which features hands-on art stations for children and teens, a public mural project and a full day of entertainment on the Children’s Stage, including bands, dancers, live animals and more. Wild and inventive stilt walkers will amaze attendees of all ages and children will be excited to take home art that they’ve made with their own hands.

The Festival of the Arts takes place in the downtown Paso Robles city park, which is centrally located amongst 20+ restaurants, 15 tasting rooms, ice cream shops, bakeries, candy stores, cheese shops, an olive shop and more.

There will be snacks available within the park and plenty of opportunities for visitors to explore the fabled Paso Robles downtown eateries, as well as shop the boutique and award-winning wine tasting rooms.

Volunteers are a big part of what makes the Festival so successful, so if you’d like to get a behind-the-scenes look at the 2011 Paso Robles Festival of the Arts while learning about art is a fun, entertaining environment, your presence would be very welcome.

If you would like more information, please call 888.988.PASO (7276) or email tourism@prcity.com. The entire Paso Robles Festival of the Arts is free.

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