Experience Art

Signature Events

MCAD is responsible for some of the city's biggest signature events that are host to thousands of people annually. Events include the Chalk the Block Public Arts Festival held in the month of October, the WinterFest which kicks off in November and runs through January, and our year-round Downtown Art & Farmers Market.

All of our events are free to the community and provide all patrons with one-of-a-kind experiences but also provide opportunities for both local and national artists of all disciplines.

Dia de los Muertos
Desfile & Festival

Save the Date
Saturday, November 2, 2024



Art in the Park

On Saturday, May 6th, and Sunday, May 7th, 2023 the City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department (MCAD) in partnership with the City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department will host the Annual Art in the Park event happening inside the Memorial Park Reserve. Art in the Park is a staple event in Central El Paso boasting the longest-running art market. This event provides an opportunity for the community to experience the talent and quality of our local artists and artisans. The community can enjoy live music, local food & art vendors, and workshops for the entire family.

Saturday, May 6th: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday, May 7th: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Deadline to Apply is April 6th.

Art Vendor Application Food Truck Vendor Application

The Art & Farmers Market

Established in 2011, the market offers original arts and crafts, food vending, regionally grown agricultural products, artisans, regional farmers and live entertainment from local artists.

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Chalk the Block

Chalk The BlockChalk the Block takes over downtown El Paso in October. Applications for artists, musicians, artisan vendors and food trucks will open next summer. In 2019, 48,000 people enjoyed the region's largest public art festival in downtown El Paso. Each year, about 200 local, national and international artists from all disciplines participate at CTB creating a fun, quirky and diverse environment for people of all ages to enjoy. The event features: Temporary interactive art installations, live dance and theatrical performances, a sidewalk chalk art competition, live bands, art and food vendors.

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Museum Classes, Camps & Opportunities

For more information or to register for camps, classes or other opportunities at the Museums, please visit the MCAD Family of Museums.

Part of the El Paso Museums &
Cultural Affairs Family

El Paso Museum of Art El Paso Museum of History El Paso Museum of Archaeology