Travel and Style
PASEO ARTS DISTRICT AND CABLE PULLOVER SWEATER
Location: Oklahoma City
Whenever I’m in the city, I try to find new places and things to do. But the Paseo Arts District is always worth re-visiting.
I know, I’ve talked about this place in previous posts. From the vibrant pastel colored buildings to the abundance of art galleries, there is always something fun to explore, even if you’re doing it for the third time, again. On Sunday, my friend and I took a ride into the city, specifically to check out their annual, Affair of the Heart , located at the fairgrounds. Affair of the Heart is an event, when people come together to sell their arts, crafts, gourmet food, accessories, collectables, antiques, and much more! There were about 3, large open buildings, filled with vendors. Some people will get really into this. They bring their own carts to fill with items. You can also find vendors selling or renting out shopping carts. It’s safe to say, the only item I purchased, was an apple crisp mix, which I will attempt to make for a friends-giving, this year.
After a little “window” shopping, we went out for the best tacos, in the city. Big Truck Tacos is located just a few minutes from the arts district. Every time I’m in the city, I try to make a stop, there. It’s a simple, go up and order what you want and then pick where you want to sit, kind of place. If you’re ever in Oklahoma City and are famished, I highly recommend this place!
With full bellies, we made our way to the Paseo Arts District , which as I mentioned, is only a few minutes away from where we ate lunch. I love the art district, mainly for its bright, pastel colors. Each gallery and shop has its own. In the summer time, you can find street performers and live music, around here. And every first Friday, they have art walks. All galleries open up shop to display their own unique and beautiful pieces. I especially love the art walks because they remind me of the ones, back home in Portland, Maine. I love them for their artsy fartsy atmosphere and people watching. It’s always fascinating to see the different fashion. There are also a few restaurants, nearby, where you can enjoy some great wine because wine and art go perfectly together (in my opinion).
Unfortunately, we visited the district on a Sunday, in which case, not many galleries were open. The district seems to be much more lively during the summer. Once it starts getting cold out, people aren’t outside as much, here. If you visit the paseo website, you’ll find that they offer art classes. I honestly wish I could say that I’ve done one of those “wine and paint” nights, but I haven’t. I have, however, heard great things about the classes, though. So if you’re in the area, be sure to check out one of their art classes .