Events

MCAD signature events 

MCAD is responsible for some of the city's biggest signature events that are host to thousands of people annually. 

Our summer concert series, Music Under the Stars, is celebrating its 34th season in El Paso. Other MCAD events include Chalk the Block Public Arts festival held in the month October and the Downtown Art & Farmers Market that is open year round.

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.


MUSIC UNDER THE STARS 

Every summer, thousands enjoy free live music at Music Under the Stars World Music Concert Series. The program is one of El Paso’s leading family events. 

The series boasts performances by local, national and international artists in many genres including: salsa, bluegrass, rock, tribute bands, and jazz. Don't miss the 4th of July fireworks spectacular.

Selected artists embrace the community one step further by giving free music workshops to under-served youth at local community recreational centers or detention centers the day following their live performances. These workshops help motivate and inspire their audiences.


DOWNTOWN 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. Go to the Art & Farmers section to get more information.

 

Chalk the Block will take over downtown El Paso October 12-4, 2018. Applications for artists, vendors and food trucks will be available the first part of August 2018. Last year, 42,000 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.  

PLEASE VISIT CHALKTHEBLOCK.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION. 


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Music Under the Stars

Chalk the Block 

Downtown Art & Farmers Market



Museum Classes and Camps


El Paso Museum of Art

EPMA's Art School offers art-making classes, camps, and workshops designed for adults, teens, and children. Tour the galleries and be inspired to create art in our fully equipped studio spaces. Taught by professional teaching artists, beginners and experienced students explore a variety of media and techniques. Tuition covers most materials and supplies. Please visit EPMA Art School to explore the classes the art school is offering.

Register over the phone at 915-212-3056 or in person at the Museum Store. For more information, contact epmaeducation@elpasotexas.gov.

El Paso Museum of Archaeology

Archaeology Summer Camp lets kids experience the work of an archaeologist! In this 4-day camp, we will use hands-on activities to explore the science, methods, tools and artifacts of archaeologists. We will also learn about the Museum and the Chihuahuan Desert surrounding us. Camps are designed for kids 7-12. There will be two sessions starting June 19 and July 24 from 9 a.m. to noon.

For registration information, please visit Archaeology Camp.

El Paso Museum of History

Campers will discover history through hands-on explorations of El Paso’s rich history bringing stories to life. Campers will travel throughout our hands-on exhibitions by looking, touching, listening and playing, while they’re, sitting astride a saddle pretending to rustle up cattle, being a train engineer, or exploring artifacts. All sessions include history, science, story-telling, arts and crafts. Sessions start in July and run through the second week in August. Campers must be registered by Wednesday the week before your selected camp. For more information call (915) 212-3163.