MAGIC IN THE AIR FOR MAY FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK
PUEBLO, Colo.—April 15, 2014—The Pueblo Creative Corridor’s First Friday Art Walk festivities begin at 5 p.m. on May 2. This month the Creative Corridor congratulates the Classes of 2014, and welcomes graduates, their family and friends to visit the more than 35 art galleries, restaurants and businesses in the Creative Corridor teeming with activities. This month offers the natural, like EcoPottery and flintknapping, to the magical, such as “make your own magic wand” art.
To create a personalized art tour, the new, expanded and always free Explorer’s Guide with Map of all the galleries, businesses and happenings in the Creative Corridor is ready to pick up at local participating merchants. The Explorer’s Guide is locally produced bi-annually by the Pueblo Arts Alliance: cover design by artist Sophie Healey; layout by Rita Pando; printed by My Friend the Printer.
Also, the VanGO Art Shuttle buses will travel around the Creative Corridor loop with step-on, step-off service at 12 favorite locations. All activities associated with First Friday Art Walk are free.
Pueblo’s First Friday Art Walk continues to provide more than paintings, photography, fiber arts, sculpture, glass and pottery. Many galleries and shops have special demonstrations of “live art activities.” There will be newly hung shows, refreshments, live music and entertainment. Visitors can create their own free walking tour of a variety of locations by starting at one gallery, picking up a Creative Corridor Explorer’s Guide, and traveling on to another destination after mingling with the artists. The free guide is available in galleries and participating businesses and includes a plan of activities and a map. More information, and the VanGO Route Map, can be found at PuebloArts.org or follow on www.facebook.com/PuebloArts. For information on the Pueblo Creative Corridor, call 855-543-2430 or find at www.facebook.com/PuebloCreativeCorridor.
Mesa Junction Area
Broadway Cup ‘n Cork, 100 Broadway Ave.—Pueblo Community College Art Student Display.
Cup & Bowl Ceramic Art Studio and Gallery, 116 Midway Ave.—“EcoPottery,” features artists Kuky Harrington, Mikki Raub, Tara Matthews and Angela Graham. Raku firing.
SAGE Art Academy, 113 Broadway Ave.—Grand Opening events of SAGE’s new location in the Mesa Junction.
The Party People and Theater of Mystery, 685 S. Union Ave.—“Rabbits and Magic Hats,” “Chalk the Walk,” “Make your Own Wands,” and local artists’ vendor fair. Musical entertainment from It's a Trade Thing—a funky music trio from Montana. Music 6 to 7 p.m. in the theater, no cover.
Union Avenue Historic District
Artcorp, 313 S. Union Ave.—Opening reception for solo exhibition of Artist Bruce Wagner’s watercolors.
Golden M. Southwestern & Indian Art, 103 W. B. St.—Featuring a Lapidarist, who will cut stone in front of the store, and a Flintknapper, who can wrap the stone in wire. Pick a stone from the store or bring your own rock; watch how a raw piece of stone can be transformed into jewelry.
Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo, 101 S. Union Ave.—2014 Boat Opening Weekend includes $2 Boat rides, $2 Gondola rides and $5 Pedal boats. Music includes Playing with Fire, Nearly There, Olivia Colletti, The Cooper Sonics, Casey Brock. Visit puebloriverwalk.org for complete list of events and times.
Steel City Art Works Gallery, 216 S. Union Ave.—Annual Photography Show.
Also, performers at Union Avenue and C Street:
5 to 6 p.m. Sparrow (Holly and Laura Sommers)
6 to 7 p.m. Premiere Ballet
7 to 8 p.m. James Rice
Downtown Area/Main Street
Kadoya Gallery, 119 Central Plaza—“Along the Arkansas,” with The Exhibitionists, which includes Brenda Sell, Kathleen Murray, Carol Farren, Jan Steers, Nina Cravens-Fry and June Galaz. Also, new mural in the Salon by Michael Strescino and Matt Taylor on the ARTery.
The sponsors for the 2014 First Friday Art Walk activities are Pueblo Urban Renewal Authority, Black Hills Energy, Colorado State University-Pueblo, Legacy Bank, Pueblo Events Powered by The Pueblo Chieftain, Boettcher Foundation, Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Creative Industries and National Endowment for the Arts.
Pueblo Arts Alliance promotes the production, enjoyment and collaboration of the arts for the purposes of economic development and an enriched quality of life in Pueblo. As administrator of the Pueblo Creative Corridor, a state-certified Creative District, the Arts Alliance is supported by Colorado Creative Industries and the Boettcher Foundation.