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Early bird ticket prices good until May 1, 2012. Proceeds benefit the Paso Robles Festival of the Arts. Fees listed go to EventBrite. If you prefer not to pay these fees, you may purchase tickets directly from the Festival by calling 805.238.9800. Please make checks payable to Studios on the Park, P.O. Box 3000, Paso Robles, CA 93447.

Paso Robles Festival of the Arts 2012


Friday, May 25, 2012 at 11:00 AM - Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 3:00 PM (PDT)

Paso Robles Festival of the Arts 2012

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Paso Robles Festival of the Arts MAIN EVENT - FREE   more info Ended Free $0.00
Quilting a Culture and All That Jazz - FREE   more info Ended
Don't Feed the Artists (Panel) - FREE   more info Ended
Premiere Party and Keynote Address   more info Ended $30.00 $2.64
Feasting on Art Dinner   more info Ended $45.00 $3.47
Art & Soul Awards Brunch   more info Ended $20.00 $2.09
Exclusive Westside Art Tour   more info Ended $25.00 $2.37
Sunday Experience Package   more info Ended $45.00 $3.47
All Access Passes   more info Ended $120.00 $7.59

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Event Details

Paso Robles Festival of the Arts

May 25-27, 2012

Celebrating the visual, environmental and musical arts each Memorial Day Weekend in the Paso Robles City Park, this art-filled 3-day event features Guest Lectures on Friday, the Festival of the Arts main event on Saturday and an Art Collectors Tour on Sunday.

For complete information, visit www.pasoartfestival.com

Early Bird Pricing Ends May 1, 2012


Guest Lecture Series

11 am Dr. Denise Sheridan presents “Quilting a Culture and All That Jazz: A Legacy of African American Artistic Rhythms"

Reflecting on her journey in an extended family of material culture artists, Dr. Sheridan will share the cultural and familial musings that inspire her work as a nationally recognized African American quilt artist & scholar.  From New Orleans Jazz to moving Gospel Spirituals, the heritage woven into Sheridan's narrative quilts is a culturally enlightening experience not to be missed. Free. Library Conference Center, 1000 Spring Street

3 pm  New Times’ Ashley Schwellenbach presents an avant-garde artists’ panel. Full description and panel lineup to come. Free. Library Conference Center, 1000 Spring Street


Premiere Party & Keynote Address

5 pm  Preview the "Local Color" and "Plein Air Masters" at Studios on the Park and enjoy appetizers by Cahoots and Anglim wines followed by Stephen Doherty's lively presentation: "Plein Air Painters. Crazy About Nature, or Just Plain Crazy?" Friday, May 25 @ 5 pm. $28 Early Bird/$30 Regular. Studios on the Park, 1130 Pine Street and Park Ballroom, 1232 Park Street 

Feasting on Art Dinner

7:30 pm  An intimate multi-course fine dining experience at Chico's Caffe. Join Stephen Doherty, Editor-In-Chief of PleinAir Magazine for an incredible evening of wonderful conversation and great food. Friday, May 25 @ 7:30 pm. $41 Early Bird/$45 Regular. Chico's Caffe, 834 11th Street 



Main Event – Free!

Outdoor Fine Art Show

Plein Air Quick-Draw & Auction

Special Art Exhibitions at Studios on the Park

Hands-On Youth Art Stations

Travel Channel's Sand Masters

Live Concerts

Public Mural Project

Dance Performances

Stilt Walkers and Other Surprise Elements

$1,000 Festival Grand Prize Drawing

Paso Robles Downtown City Park, 1100 Spring Street 



Art & Soul Awards Brunch

10 am Studios on the Park opens early for this festive affair. Savor scrumptious breakfast goodies and unlimited beverages as you listen to inspirational gospel hymns by the Karen Tyler Trio featuring Valerie Johnson and Al B Blue and look at jewelry, paintings, photography, and much more. Sunday, May 27 @ 10 am - noon. $19 Early Bird/$20 Regular. Studios on the Park, 1130 Pine Street 


Exclusive Westside Art Tour

Noon   A not-to-be-missed finale event with private access to two of the Central Coast's premier art collections. Docents provide unique details of each home and its most important works. Presented by the Paso Robles Art Association. Sunday, May 27 @ noon - 3 pm. $22.50 Early Bird/$25 Regular. Meet at Studios on the Park, 1130 Pine Street to pick up the map.



Have questions about Paso Robles Festival of the Arts 2012? Contact PASO ARTSFEST

When & Where

Paso Robles City Park
1100 Spring Street
Paso Robles, CA 93446

Friday, May 25, 2012 at 11:00 AM - Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 3:00 PM (PDT)

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PASO ARTSFEST celebrates the arts and promotes Paso Robles as an arts destination through an annual hands-on art festival; connecting world-class artists, musicians and performers, the Paso Robles community, and visitors of all ages. Weekend Events - May 27-28, 2016 

  • Friday, May 27th – "COME AS YOU ART" COSTUME PARTY
  • Saturday, May 28th – ART FESTIVAL IN THE PARK
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Paso Robles, CA Events Festival

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