Paseo Arts Assoc. looks forward to Sept. festival, other adjustments to programming
The Paseo Arts Festival is a rite of passage for the Paseo community and art lovers across the city for over 40 years now. Because of COVID-9, this year’s is has been shifted from the usual Memorial Day weekend date to Labor Day weekend, Sept. 5 through 7.
As 2020 began few would be able to predict how a global pandemic would reshuffle life completely for almost everyone. Events like the First Friday art walk, which usually happened like clockwork, were now put on hold indefinitely. The streets that were typically teaming with life, were now empty each weekend. It was a hard but necessary decision for the Paseo Arts Association (PAA) to postpone the beloved festival.
“Given the high level of uncertainty surrounding this rapidly evolving situation, the decision was made with careful consideration and in the best interest of the hundreds of festival artists, performers, vendors and volunteers that make up the event. The health and safety of the 60,000 visitors the festival draws each year has always been the top priority of the PAA, and this time is no different,” said PAA Executive Director Amanda Bleakley.
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