PUEBLO CREATIVE CORRIDOR OCTOBER FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK--CELEBRATE PUEBLO
PUEBLO, Colo.—September 15, 2014—The Pueblo Creative Corridor’s First Friday Art Walk festivities begin at 5 p.m. on Oct. 3, as the community revels in the Second Year Anniversary Celebration of the Pueblo Creative Corridor, a Colorado Certified Creative District. This night also culminates the weeklong series of events, “Come Celebrate Pueblo: Where History, Culture and the Arts Empower Discovery. The Future is Pueblo.” So come visit the more than 35 art galleries, restaurants and businesses in the Creative Corridor. Ride the VanGO Art Shuttle for free, convenient traveling around the Creative Corridor loop with step-on, step-off service at 13 favorite locations. First Friday Art Walk activities are free.
Pueblo’s First Friday Art Walk continues to provide more than paintings, photography, fiber arts, sculpture, glass and pottery. Many of the Creative Corridor’s art galleries and cozy shops have special demonstrations of “live art activities.” There will be newly hung shows, refreshments, live music and entertainment. Visitors can create their own walking art tour of a variety of locations by starting at one gallery, picking up a free 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 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.--Paintings by Joyce Muhic, whose artwork depicts the natural beauty and wildlife, and agrarian lifestyle, of Colo.
Cup & Bowl Ceramic Art Studio and Gallery, 116 Midway Ave.—Gallery will be closed; however, potters will be on the Riverwalk with a live Raku firing.
Robert Hoag Rawlings Public Library, 100 E. Abriendo Ave.—All Pueblo Reads begins with this year’s book, “The Paris Wife.” Opening Reception of “A Walk with Hemingway,” which includes Shawn Vidmar Devine, of SOMuch! Productions, who serves up images under glass and on canvas of Earnest Hemingway's Cuban Home, Finca Vigia (fourth floor). As an installation, visitors will get a sense of the time and place of Hemingway's writing, and the era of his ascent into literature. 5 to 6 p.m. Entertainment includes, “The Roaring '20s,” which provides a touch of pop and spunk with a family jazz concert with Swing Je T'aime (second floor). Drinks and hors d'oeuvres provided. 6 to 8 p.m.
Union Avenue Historic District
Artcorp, 313 S. Union Ave.—Opening Reception for Student Painting Exhibition, Metropolitan State University.
Bellezza Design Boutique, 102 S. Victoria Ave., Suite 110— Hosting a Ladies Night Out and “First Friday Cocktail and Creativity.” Featured artists are Wendell Grishow and Cup & Bowl in “CandoRaku on the Riverwalk.”
Chalk the Block—First Friday Art Walk Block Party, Union Avenue and B Street—Both sides of the street will be open to children, teens and adults to draw, create, listen to music and, best of all, win prizes in this monthly contest.
El Pueblo History Museum, 301 N. Union Ave.—The 10th year of the Ghost Walk Tours offers a storytelling of Pueblo’s past. Several vignettes will be presented throughout the heart of the Creative Corridor. Walking tours leave every 15 minutes from museum. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets required.
Golden M. Southwestern & Indian Art, 103 W. B St.—Silversmithing demonstrations outside the storefront. Inside, copper creations by Mike McIntyre; exotic wood crosses by Jim Getts; and handmade flute by Lance Rivera.
John Deaux Art Gallery and Turf Exchange Visual Arts Center, 221 S. Union Ave.—New sculptures by John Wilbar; The Brooders will perform in the upper gallery. In the Turf Gallery, Starr Miller will be showing new works and have examples of sanded paper and pastels. Visitors can try out the medium for themselves and enjoy experimenting; Salvatore Pace will perform on guitar.
Memorial Hall, 1 City Hall Pl.—Evolution of Blue festivities at Memorial Hall is a free event for up to 1,600 people. The night includes a Pueblo Roast featuring Pueblo comedians Amber Tozar, James Amos and John Bueno; music by The Haunted Windchimes; a screening of the winner of the 24 Hour Film Festival; finished murals from Murals and Mojitos, with Master of Ceremonies Wade Ridley. 8 to 9 p.m.
RazMaTaz, 335 S. Union Ave.—Visit the store and “Wear Your Art Out” to be part of photographs of your wonderful creations of art to wear.
Southeastern Colorado Heritage Center & Museum, 201 W. B St.—Featuring artists Johnny Fuentes and Jo Ann Falk, and "The Pueblo Wives" depicted by Paulette Stuart's porcelain doll collection of famous women in Pueblo's History. Also, the museum will host refreshments and serve as the final stop of the Ghost Walk Tours.
Steel City Art Works Gallery, 216 S. Union Ave—“4” features new works by Sally Lincoln, Sharon Orman, Carol Naylor and Lisa Bailey; guest artist is Luanne Taylor. Opening Reception for 2014 Invitational Photography Challenge. (A 2015 Calendar will be available, with one image from each photography participant. All proceeds from the sale of the calendar will be used to support the Artists-Helping-Artists program.)
Performers at Union and C Street
6 to 7 p.m. – Steve Parke (guitar/vocal)
7 to 8 p.m. – Cross Parallel (band)
Downtown Area/Main Street
5th & Main Espresso Bar, 421 N. Main St.—Opening reception of “Adobes and Other Adobes,” oil paintings by Gary Morgan. Also, “One Night Stand/One Night Only,” art and book sale, includes art and book signing/pre-holiday exhibition and sale, premier local artists and writers, special prices and discounts this night only. Live music. Drink specials. 3 to 7 p.m.
Handweavers Guild of Pueblo, 115 Central Plaza—“Weaving the Future of our Past: 30 Years of Textile Interpretation.” 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Kadoya Gallery, 119 Central Plaza—Exhibition of “Is it live, or is it Pueblo?” photography and dioramas by Bob Benvenuto. A celebration of the convergence of street art and fine art at Central Plaza and along the ARTery. 9 p.m.
Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave.—Open House at the Arts Center presented by Spradley Auto Group, includes “Picasso Matisse Chagall: The Most Important Artists of the 20th Century.” All exhibitions showcased in the Helen T. White Galleries are free to the public. Other exhibitions include, “Aquarius National Watermedia Exhibition,” “Gene Kloss: People and Portraits,” and Christy Callaham’s “The Art of the Dream.” Begins at 4 p.m.
Performers at Central Plaza
5 to 8 p.m. – Cinco Pa Winds (Wind Ensemble)
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.