FEBRUARY FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK PROFFERS SCIENCE, PHOTOGRAPHY AND FASHION
PUEBLO, Colo.—January 15, 2014—The Pueblo Creative Corridor’s First Friday Art Walk festivities begin at 5 p.m. on Feb. 7, and include a wide array of choices and venues: from science and comedy to mystery and photography. Visit more than 35 art galleries, restaurants and businesses in the Creative Corridor. 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 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.—Featuring the photography of Rich Goddard, High Desert Imaging.
Cup & Bowl Ceramic Art Studio and Gallery, 116 Midway Ave.—“The Spectacle,” with featured artist Kayla Fisher. Raku firing.
Robert Hoag Rawlings Public Library, 100 E. Abriendo Ave.—Opening reception for 2014 Annual Photography Show, co-sponsored by the Southern Colorado Photography Society and InfoZone News Museum. Awards for this show will be presented at 6 p.m. on the fourth floor, InfoZone News Museum.
Artcorp, 313 S. Union Ave.—“Local Girl,” new abstract and realistic work by artist Maria Lopez in acrylic and oil.
Golden M. Southwestern & Indian Art, 103 W. B. St.—Featured artists are Nathaniel Hernandez and Dee Ford.
RazMaTaz, 335 S. Union Ave.—Fashion Show and wine tasting hosted by Carol Kemski of All About the Grape.
Steel City Art Works Gallery, 216 S. Union Ave.—“Valentine Show,” with featured artists Paul Barnett, Gary Stueve, Kathy Chavez and Karen Wallace.
Downtown Area/Main Street
Kadoya Gallery, 119 Central Plaza—Featuring the works of Mo Valdez, LastLeaf Custom Print & Design.
Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Dr.— Opening Receptions for the following new exhibitions: Helen T. White Gallery will host the Sangre de Cristo Art Invitational, formerly known as Representing the West; Francis King Gallery offers works from the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center’s collections; Hoag Gallery showcases “ART + SCIENCE”; Regional Gallery features artist Libby Barbee; and Second Floor Foyer hosts “Before I Die” by Candy Chang.
The After Hours events start later and require an admission fee.
Artcorp, 313 S. Union Ave.—Comedy Show with Brad Galli, Garrett Waller, Matt Monroe, Adrian Mesa. Dinner, drinks and show start at 8 p.m.; tickets $15.
Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Dr.— Festival Fridays with popular band THUMPIN’. Tickets are $5 in advance; $6 at the door. Happy Hour 5:30 p.m.; Band 6:30 p.m.
The Party People and Theater of Mystery, 685 S. Union Ave.—Hosting Steel City Standup's "Grown Up Stories: Tales of Love" complete with romance and that special Steel City Standup flavor. Hosted by John Brown, Tales of Love was spun by Charley McMullen, Garrett Waller, Marco Lara, Matthew Chapman and special guests (to be announced). Show starts at 7 p.m.; mature audiences only; tickets $5.
The sponsors for the 2014 First Friday Art Walk activities are Pueblo Urban Renewal Authority, Global Spectrum, Pueblo Community College, Kadoya Gallery, Legacy Bank, Boettcher Foundation, 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.