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City’s Museums, Downtown Art and Farmers Market to Participate in KidsPalooza

The City of El Paso Museum of Art and Museum of History as well as the Downtown Art and Famers Market will participate in the annual El Paso Symphony Orchestra KidsPalooza scheduled for 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 19 in Downtown El Paso.

Both museums are hosting special activities while the Downtown Art and Farmers Market will move to the Pedestrian Pathway during the event. KidsPalooza is supported through the City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department (MCAD) KickstART program that provides funding for festivals located within the Downtown Arts District.

The event brings about 20,000 people to the Downtown Arts District.

“We wanted to offer special programming for the thousands of families who will be downtown enjoying KidsPalooza,” said Director of Museums and Cultural Affairs Tracey Jerome. “This is a great opportunity for families to visit our museums and shop with our talented local artists and craftsmen.”

Schedule of events by the art and history museum as well as the Downtown Art and Farmers Market:

El Paso Museum of Art

Festival of Makers from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Participants will work with local artists as they demonstrate different art forms.

The festival is a time and place for the whole family to explore new interests and creative techniques. Visitors will be asked for feedback that will be used to help plan the museum’s summer programs.

El Paso Museum of History

Digital scavenger hunt will teach visitors about El Paso’s history from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The digital wall will be open to capture memories of this visit to the museum. There will be arts and crafts activities throughout the day.

Downtown Art and Farmers Market

Will move from its usual location on Anthony Street to the Pedestrian Pathway between Santa Fe and Durango with extended hours from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. More than 70 local artists, craftsmen, produce, and food cottage vendors will be selling handmade art and food items at the market. Enjoy breakfast and lunch from food trucks under the Durango Street

For more information click Kidspalooza.

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