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Downtown Art & Farmers Market, Public Library launch Summer Reading program

As part of the Summer Reading Program, the Public Library, the Museum of History and the Downtown Art and Farmers Market are hosting a special market full of hands-on activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, at Cleveland Square Park.

“Partnerships with the El Paso Museum of History and the Public Library allow us to provide a richer and dynamic experience for people visiting the market,” said Downtown Art and Farmers Market Coordinator Lucero Duran. “It’s a great opportunity to explore what downtown has to offer and enjoy free activities within the three venues, plus shop local with over 60 local artisans and farmers.”

The Downtown Art and Farmers Market will move its Anthony Street operations to Cleveland Square Park, between the El Paso Museum of History and the El Paso Public Library, for a day of indoor and outdoor activities.

Visitors can register for museum camps and sign up for the Summer Reading Program. Area youth participating in these programs can also sign up for the Kids Summer Go Bus Passes provided by Sun Metro.

People attending the event are encouraged to take advantage of free parking at the Glory Road Transit Center and ride the streetcar to downtown. Free parking at the Glory Road Transit will be available until 3 p.m.

The streetcar service begins at 11 a.m. and riders will receive a ticket that can be redeemed for a free reusable market bag.

For more information, visit the Art and Farmers Market tab via this link.

City Encouraging Residents to Visit Museums, Farmer’s Market During the Holidays

For the Holiday Season, the City of El Paso is inviting everyone to spend part of the winter break visiting the Downtown Art and Farmers Market or one of the City’s three museums; El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso Museum of History or the El Paso Museum of Archaeology.

Visitors to the El Paso Museum of Archaeology can try their hands at archery or atl-atl during Saturday morning demonstrations. Please contact the Museum for a complete schedule of archery activities. The trails around the museum are also open for family friendly hikes.

Explore the El Paso Museum of Art (EPMA) at your own pace with family-friendly guides. Try a new hands-on art activity each day. Learn about painting, printmaking, and collage inspired by art on view. Enjoy working together and make art to share with family and friends.

Each of the workshops are designed for visitors 4 years and older and features an art making activity tied to the Museum’s current exhibitions. Museum admission and workshops are free to the public.

  • Discover the collection and experience an augmented reality experience with the new family guide.
  • Paint and Collage: December 26 – 28, 12-3 pm. Learn about painting and collage inspired by art on view. Enjoy working as a family and make art that you can take home. 12-1 pm exclusive time for EPMA Members and their families.
  • Printmaking: January 2 – 4, 12-3 pm. Explore printmaking! Stop by each day and discover simple and fun printmaking techniques inspired by art on view. Enjoy working as a family and make art you can take home. 12-1 pm exclusive time for EPMA Members and their families.

Snap a photo in Santa’s sleigh and drop off last minute letters to the North Pole at the El Paso Museum of History. Visitors can learn about the history of the Pass of the North or discover how the banking system in the United States works in the Museum galleries

The museums will be open regular hours through the winter holidays. In observance of the City’s Christmas and New Year’s holidays, all three museums will be closed on Tuesday, December 25, and Tuesday, January 1.

The Downtown Art and Farmers Market will be open one last weekend this year. Stop by the market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. December 22 to pick up those last minute gifts. There will also be free crafts and live entertainment.

The market will be closed December 29 and January 5. It will reopen for the New Year on Saturday January 12.

Free Summer Activities at Downtown Art and Farmers Market Start Saturday

The Museums and Cultural Affairs Department encourages residents to spend part of the summer at the Downtown Art and Farmers Market with a variety of free, engaging activities starting July 7.

“Since its beginning, the Downtown Art and Farmers Market has become a gathering place within Union Plaza, and offering special activities like the teaching artist booth and cooking demonstrations, helps foster the vibrant, family friendly atmosphere we have created,” said Downtown Art and Farmers Market Coordinator Lucero Duran.

The teaching artist booths offer free arts and craft activities through August 25. Visitors can work with local teaching artists to create different projects every Saturday.

On July 7 and August 4 visitors can discover new ways to cook fresh produce available at the Market at one of the cooking demos offered by local chefs.

In addition, there are yoga classes at 10 a.m. every first Saturday starting July 7.

The Market opened in 2011 as the Downtown Artist Market; in 2013, it grew into the Downtown Art and Farmers Market with the addition of local growers providing seasonal produce. It serves as a small business incubator for local artisans, growers and cottage industry operators.

The Downtown Art & Farmers Market, located at the Union Plaza District on San Antonio and Anthony streets, takes place every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more information on the Market including vendor opportunities, click here.

Downtown Art and Farmers Market celebrates Bike Month with Evening Market

The City of El Paso Museum and Cultural Affairs Department (MCAD) invites the community to a special evening market by the Downtown Art and Farmers Market to help kick-off month-long Bike Month festivities from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 4.

The evening market, in partnership with Velo Paso and EP Bike Month, will be held at the pedestrian pathway between Santa Fe and Durango. Visitors can enjoy music, dinner and dessert in the Food Truck Garden, and shop with local market vendors.

Velo Paso will be leading a “May the Fourth Be With You” Star Wars bicycle ride for visitors starting at 7 p.m. at the pedestrian pathway. Participants are encouraged to bring their own bicycles or rent one at one of the Suncycle stations in the Downtown Arts District.

“At the Market, we are working not only to encourage healthy lifestyle choices through access to fun programming, but also stimulate the economy through support of local artists and businesses,” said Downtown Art and Farmers Market Coordinator Valerie Venecia.

Additionally, the Downtown Art and Farmers Market will feature Bike Month related arts activities, workshops and safety clinics from 10 a.m. – noon each Saturday during May. The market is open from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturdays at the Anthony Street location.

For more information on the Downtown Art and Farmers Market, click HERE.

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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 10th annual El Paso Symphony Orchestra KidsPalooza scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 25, in Downtown El Paso.

Both museums are hosting special activities. 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:

The El Paso Museum of Art

Offers hands on activities from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Families can explore collage techniques often used by artists featured in The Harmon and Harriet Kelley Collection of African-American Art: Works on Paper. Visitors can pick up an activity guide or scavenger hunt to explore the museum’s galleries.

El Paso Museum of History

Visitors can make their own space creation using recycled materials from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The digital wall will be open for visitors to learn about El Paso’s history or capture memories.

The Downtown Art and Farmers Market

Extended hours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Anthony Street. More than 70 local artists, craftsmen, and produce and food vendors will be selling handmade art and food items. Visit the teaching artist booths for free arts and crafts activities and the garden art workshops.

Downtown El Paso sends Summer off with Multiple Events Saturday

The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department and the El Paso Public Library invite the public to take advantage of several free family-friendly activities in Downtown El Paso on Saturday, August 20.

The Downtown Art and Farmers Market is great place where families can pick up locally grown produce or homemade jams and jellies from market vendors. Kids can also work on back-to-school themed arts and crafts with one of the market-teaching artists. The market is located on Anthony Street and is open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The El Paso Museum of Art, located at 1 Arts Festival Plaza, invites families to learn about Mexican folk-art traditions through the Museum’s retablos collection. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. visitors can be the first to play the new EPMA Retablo Loteria and listen to mariachi music provided by Mariachi Azetca from El Dorado High School and Los Gavilanes from Socorro High School.

Children ages 6 to 14 can head to the Creation Lab to create their entry for the 20th Anniversary Children’s Drawing Contest, Este es mi México (Let’s Draw about Mexican Music and Traditions). Refreshments will also be provided.

The El Paso Museum of History invites visitors to learn about the Woman’s Club of El Paso while making arts and crafts from the border region. Activities will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the museum located at 510 N. Santa Fe. There will also be a guided tour of A ‘Giant’ Story: When Hollywood Came to West Texas at 11 a.m.

The El Paso Public Library will host an end of summer party at its main branch, 501 N. Oregon. Starting at11 a.m. visitors can play classic video games with Empire of Gaming or enjoy an obstacle course, water balloons and more. There will also be a scratch art workshop for adults at 2 p.m.

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