Last Thursdays, recreation centers offer Halloween fun in El Paso

Last Thursdays Art Walk – Thursday, Oct, 31

Last Thursdays with the Downtown Arts District will return to regular hours from 6 pm – 9 p.m. and include Halloween and Día de los Muertos festivities. Come in costume! Win prizes, decorate pumpkins, piñata, trick or treat and enjoy all the fun, art and entertainment that Last Thursdays has to offer our community. Free!


Pumpkin Decorating Contest in Union Plaza Park – open to the public, first come - first serve with 25 pumpkins and limited carving kits available for free or BYO pumpkin and carving/decorating tools (strongly encouraged).

Pumpkin Decorating starts at 6:00 p.m. and ends at 8:00 p.m.

Judging will be done by the Maximo Art Society with winners announced and prize give away at 8:15 p.m.

Prizes and raffle include generous gift cards from Tabla, The Garden, Café Central, Hello Day Café, OLO Gallery Gift Shop, O.M., Manchot, Nahda, and Ivy salon.

DJ Fresco will perform and Maximo Art Society will have live art making in the park. Made possible by generous support from Sotoa.


Piñata in Union Plaza provided by Tabla – kids take their swing at the piñata at 8:30 p.m.

Costume Contest at the Mix at 7:00 p.m. - hosted by O.M., Manchot, Nahda, Ivy, and Art Avenue – prizes include an iPod Shuffle and generous gift cards to local restaurants and retail hosts.

Camino Real – Solo exhibition by Kristen Brice curated by Laura Turon

Rock House – live music performance and group art show

The Grocery Gallery – belly and fire dancers with tarot card readings and an art exhibition

Purple Pop Up Gallery Nuevo Juarez exhibition and live poetry reading by VIVA FLORES

2nd Floor Contemporary Arts Center – Chinese Dia de los Muertos alter exhibition and children's art activities with Trick or Treating

Café Central joins Last Thursdays and will offer a wine selection special

Visit El Paso in Union Plaza will host Trick or Treating, an Amigo Man Coloring Contest, and an exhibition by John Wilkins and Border Senses - 400 W. San Antonio (Union Plaza Transit Terminal on the corner of San Antonio and Durango)

Exploreum – "Interactive Art Walls" by Megan Ed and the Tom Lea Exhibition "Our El Paso: Reaching for the Stars" 

Trick or Treat candy provided by the Station Urban Offices

FREE admission to the El Paso Museum of Art special exhibitions (General Admission tickets are regularly $10)

FREE admission on Last Thursdays until 9:00 p.m.

El Paso Museum of Art exhibitions include: "Discovering the American Modern 1907-1936: The King Collection" and "Navigating Art Languages: The James M. Shelton, Jr. Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art" 



El Paso Museum of Art – 1 Arts Festival Plaza

El Paso Museum of History – 510 N Santa Fe St.

The Station – 500 W. Overland, suite 250

The Rock House Café and Gallery – 400 W. Overland

The Grocery Gallery – 305 Chihuahua on the corner of Overland

2nd Floor Contemporary Arts Center – 205 E. San Antonio

Hal Marcus Gallery - 1308 N Oregon St.

Loft Light Studios – 315 S. El Paso St.

Purple Pop Up Gallery – 227 N. Mesa

Exploreum & El Paso Artisan Gallery - 300 W. San Antonio Ave.

Camino Real Uptown Room– 101 S. El Paso St.

The Red Room at the Network – 317 E. Mills



Tabla – 115 S. Durango St. at Union Plaza

The Garden – 511 Western Ct. at Union Plaza

The Grocery Gallery Café – 305 Chihuahua on the corner of Overland

Bowie Feathers - 209 S. El Paso St., 2nd floor

Hello Day Café – 209 S. El Paso St.

Valentine's Kitchen – 504 W. San Antonio Ave.

The Network - 317 E. Mills Ave.

The Dome Restaurant and Bar – Camino Real 101 S. El Paso St.

La Huerta – Camino Real 101 S. El Paso St.

Café Central – 109 N. Oregon

Sparrows – 201 S. El Paso



The Mix - 518 W. San Antonio

  • Manchot
  • Le Trendy
  • O.M.
  • Botticelli Fashion
  • Nahda
  • Ivy Salon

The shops at the Mix offer discounts from 15% off or more.

The Red Door Vintage – 820 N. Mesa



Visit El Paso in Union Plaza - 400 W. San Antonio (Union Plaza Transit terminal on the corner of San Antonio and Durango)


Last Thursdays with the Downtown Arts District is a monthly art walk organized by the City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department. Last Thursdays showcases art galleries, Pop-Up art installations, live artist performances, live-music, and free admission to special exhibitions at both the El Paso Museum of Art and the El Paso Museum of History. Last Thursdays is a collaborative effort between the Downtown Arts District and the local arts community to showcase the contemporary art scene in downtown El Paso, in partnership with our downtown business and restaurant owners.

Last Thursdays is free and open to the community.

Halloween Happiness 2013- All 16 Recreation Centers and one Library Location will have free activities on Thursday, Oct. 31.

Halloween activities will be taking place at all Recreation Centers from the City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. along with Esperanza Acosta Moreno Library in east El Paso from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Halloween Night, Thursday, October 31, 2013.

The festivities will be free with a carnival, jumping balloons, and much more in a safe and family-friendly atmosphere. The Parks and Recreation Department looks forward to hosting thousands of children and their parents for a great night of Halloween excitement. 

Halloween locations are listed below:

Name of Center                                       Address                                         Phone No.

Armijo                                                       700 E. 7th St.                                   544-5436

Carolina                                                    563 N. Carolina Dr.                        594-8934

Chihuahuita                                               417 Charles Rd.                            533-6909 

Don Haskins                                              7400 High Ridge St.                       587-1623

Esperanza Acosta Moreno Library       12480 Pebble Hills Dr.                   544-0753

Gary Del Palacio                                       3001 Parkwood St.                         629-7312

Galatzan                                                    650 Wallenberg St.                         581-5182

Leona Ford Washington                          3400 E. Missouri Ave.                   562-7071

Marty Robbins                                          11620 Vista Del Sol                       855-4147

Multipurpose                                            9031 Viscount    Blvd.                   598-1155

Nolan Richardson                                     4435 Maxwell    St.                         755-7566

Pat O'Rourke                                            901 N. Virginia St.                          533-1611

Pavo Real                                                  9301 Alameda    Ave.                     858-1929

Rae Gilmore                                              8501 Diana Dr.                                751-4945

Seville                                                        6700 Sambrano St.                         778-6722

San Juan                                                    701 N. Glenwood St.                      779-2799

Veterans                                                    5301 Salem St.                                821-8909

Information - (915) 544-0753

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