Adventures Begin At Pueblo's Firs Art Walk
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 20, 2011
Adventures begin at Pueblo’s First Friday Art Walk
PUEBLO‐ Pueblo’s First Friday Art Walk is a great way to begin your adventures for the 4th of July Weekend. Artists are ready to show you a great time in one of the 19 gallery locations. You can create your own free walking tour by starting at one gallery, picking up a guide, and traveling on to your next destination after mingling with the artists. The art galleries will be open for extended hours beginning at 5:00 pm on July 1st. Artists will be exhibiting newly hung shows, serving refreshments, and hosting live entertainment. All activities associated with Pueblo’s First Friday Art Walk are free.
Pueblo’s First Friday Art Walk offers visitors more than paintings, photography, fiber arts, sculpture, glass, and pottery. Many galleries have special demonstrations of “live art activities”, and visitors are treated to live music and entertainment in galleries and restaurants. You can enjoy street performances at the corner of Union Avenue and C Street by Hometown Circus Clowns, Silly Lilly and RJ the Clown, plus musician Jake Sewell. Visitors should allow extra time to explore the art on the Riverwalk and take a boat ride, and perhaps also squeeze in a meal at one of Pueblo’s excellent local restaurants. There’s something for everyone to discover.
The fun continues as the sun goes down with The Moving Wall Project. The Wall silently exhibits classic and experimental films in a variety of settings around town. These guerilla-style filmsters randomly pick a building somewhere in downtown Pueblo and display films on its walls. If you’re interested, you can only find the Moving Wall by stumbling upon it, or by becoming a Fan of the Pueblo Performing Arts Guild on Facebook.
For a complete map of locations and updated activities visit www.PuebloPAG.org before your visit. Of course, you’re welcome to enjoy Pueblo’s arts every day.
Participating Featured Artists:
Mesa Junction Area:
Cup & Bowl Gallery, 116 Midway, Feature artists Maria Hughes and Brena Adams celebrate “Faces” from 5 to 8p.m. They will also host a drawing for the artists’ featured item of the month – a pottery face – throughout July.
Colorado Fiber Arts, 121 Broadway, Present the pine needle basket work of Donna Ruzich from Beulah, Colorado.
Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe. Cuba & Beyond at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center
White Gallery through September 10, 2011, CAFÉ XII: The Journeys of Writers and Artists of the Cuban Diaspora
King Gallery through Oct.15, 2011, women.embodied: Cuban Women’s Art from the Diaspora
Hoag Gallery through Oct. 8, 2011, Cuba in the Southwest: The Art of Leandro Soto
All Foyer Galleries through Oct. 22, 2011, Faces: 100 Cuban Artists—By photographer Carlos Manuel Cardenes
In the Union Avenue Historic District:
High Vista Fine Art Gallery, 301 N Union Ave, Featured works by the Pikes Peak Pastel Society, Pastels Plus! Refreshments will be served and admission to the gallery is always free.
Steel City Art Works, 216 S. Union, Featured artists are Sandra Towne, water color and acrylics; Aaron Williams, metal work; Lynn Chapman, pastel painter; and Sandra Towne, watercolor and acrylic painter. The gallery theme for July is Painted Chairs (actual chairs or a painting of a chair).
PPAG, 232 S. Union Ave, Live performances from Hometown Circus Clowns and musician Jake Sewell.
Pueblo’s First Friday Art Walk Guide is available in all galleries and participating businesses. The guide includes a plan of activities and a map. More information, schedules, galleries, and activities can be found by visiting www.PuebloPAG.org. The sponsors for the Summer 2011 First Friday Art Walk activities are Urban Renewal Authority of Pueblo, Visual Artists of Pueblo, Pueblo Performing Arts Guild, Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce, and Legacy Bank.
Note: Photo Courtesy of Colorado Fiber Arts, Donna Ruzich, pine needle basketry.
The Pueblo Performing Arts Guild promotes the production, enjoyment, and collaboration of the arts for the purposes of economic development and an enriched quality of life in Pueblo.
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