Welcome to the Paseo

This neighborhood - district is Oklahoma City's original arts district. It's home to an artistic and diverse community with plenty of local art galleries, festivals, markets, restaurants, bars and borders the Asian District and Uptown 23rd District.

Location

Bordered by:

north: NW 30th Street

east: N Walker Avenue

south: NW 23rd Street

west: N Western Avenue

What to Expect

The Paseo is the original arts district of OKC. This neighborhood / district is home to local art galeries, restaurants, bars and Craftsman Bungalows. It's bordered by the popular Uptown 23rd and Asian Districts.

What You'll Love

The Paseo's local shops, restaurants, bars and art galleries makes the Paseo special to its residents and visitors. You'll love the bohemian atmosphere, artistic community, art and workshop classes, local farmers market and the annual arts festival.

Amenities

Nearby Attractions: Paseo Farmer's Market, Paseo Arts Festival, Uptown 23rd District, Western Avenue District and more.

Nearby Neighborhoods and Districts: 

Asian District

Epworth

Central Park

Jefferson Park

Mesta Park

Uptown 23rd District

Gatewood

Heritage Hills


History

In 1929, the Paseo was developed by Oklahoman G.A. Nichols as the first shopping district north of downtown. The arts have always been apart of the Paseo. The Elms, a resident art gallery and studio was built in 1920, and located at 27th and Walker. It was the first artist studio and gallery in Oklahoma City. In the 1950s, the Paseo was home to small businesses, student partying, and jazz clubs. The ‘60s brought the counter culture with it’s creativity, and free spirit.

It wasn’t until the 1970s that the Paseo began its transformation into an arts district. The first annual Paseo Arts Festival was held on Memorial Day Weekend in 1977 and the Paseo Arts Association was formed in 1981 to further organize and energize Oklahoma's first arts district.


Source: thepaseo.org

Photo of El Charrito Café on the Paseo, 1950

Photo courtesy of Oklahoma Historical Society

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