The Paseo Arts District was built in 1929 as the first commercial shopping district north of downtown Oklahoma City. The Spanish village with its stucco buildings and clay tile roofs is the home of Oklahoma City’s Artists’ community, the only such district in the state. The Paseo is home to over 20 galleries and more than 80 vibrant artists all within walking distance of each other on the curved, two-block street.
Located along Paseo Drive at roughly N. Walker Ave and N.W. 28th Street, the district is home to a number of bars and nightclubs as well as numerous upscale/ethnic restaurants and grills. The area also plays host to an annual Paseo Arts Festival in the spring, usually occurring on Memorial Day weekend.
The larger Paseo Historic Neighborhood area extends between Shartel and Walker, from N.W. 30 to about N.W. 25.