Each First Friday of the month, the community is invited to stroll the historic Paseo Arts District. Restaurants will be open for dining, patio seating and takeout. This month’s First Friday is March 4, 6-9pm.  

The Paseo Arts and Creativity Center (PACC) is pleased to feature two exhibits in March - in Gallery I, a group exhibit by Studio Gallery OKC, and in Gallery II, the Paseo Arts Association’s March Show. An opening reception will be held on Friday, March 4, 6-9pm Both exhibits will be on display March 4 through the 26 in the PACC at 3024 Paseo.  

The Studio Gallery OKC was founded over 30 years ago by a group of local artists cooperatively sharing the expense and work of operating their gallery on Britton Road. Nine of their artists will exhibit in the PACC in March – Ike Bennett, Christy Everest, Curt Gruel, Dodge Hill, Phebe Kallstrom, Diana Robinson, Jessie Ann Wallentine, Whitney Ingram Watkins and Jane White. Whether you enjoy contemporary, figurative or landscapes, the Studio Gallery artists will display art to complement any décor, as well as a stunning selection of handmade jewelry.  

After several years of significant growth in their four annual juried exhibitions and witnessing the impact they’ve had on the artists that enter and participate, the PAA hosts their second annual March Show. It’s an all-medium visual exhibit centered around the theme Home. This year’s juror is past Paseo Artist of the Year Awardee (2019) Denise Duong. Duong is a Vietnamese American artist and muralist from Oklahoma City whose work is heavily impacted on her wanderlust spirit intrigued of what is beyond boundaries, state lines, oceans, skies and emotions. Awards will be presented at 7pm on Friday, March 4, during the opening reception.  

Oklahoma City’s Unique Arts Destination, the Paseo Arts District is located between NW 27th & 30th Streets and Walker & Hudson. Each First Friday, Paseo galleries offer special themed exhibits, guest artists and a variety of live entertainment - all within walking distance. Ten restaurants and a handful of other shops round out the Paseo’s distinctive atmosphere.  

For more information, call the Paseo Arts Association at (405) 525-2688 or email amanda@thepaseo.org. Visit thepaseo.org/join for membership information.