PUEBLO CREATIVE CORRIDOR AUGUST FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK--WHOLE KIT AND CABOODLE
PUEBLO, Colo.—July 15, 2014—The Pueblo Creative Corridor’s First Friday Art Walk festivities begin at 5 p.m. on Aug. 1, and include urban grit, country getaways, kitchen gadgets, diving pools and an archaeology trunk—the whole kit and caboodle. Also, music from performers in every district. 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. 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 art 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 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
Cup & Bowl Ceramic Art Studio and Gallery, 116 Midway Ave.—Featured artist Neely Cardinal in “Kitchen Kitschy.” Live music by Inner Tribal Spirit Drummers. Raku firing.
Performers at Mesa Junction – 5 to 8 p.m. Cinco Pa Winds.
Union Avenue Historic District
Artcorp, 313 S. Union Ave.—Don Thornton in Solo Artist Photography Exhibition.
Golden M. Southwestern & Indian Art, 103 W. B St.—Featuring new artist Kat Salazar with her interpretations of the owl; new, small paintings by Nathaniel Hernandez; jewelry and pottery.
John Deaux Art Gallery and Turf Exchange Visual Arts Center, 221 S. Union Ave.—Hosting C.R.E.A.T.E. Art Studios show, with many of the Studio artists available to discuss and sell their work. Live music by Salvatore Pace.
RazMaTaz, 335 S. Union Ave.—Wine tasting and informal modeling; door prizes.
Southeastern Heritage Center & Museum, 201 W. B St.—Photography display of Ron Dulle; Andrew Ruybal will present the archaeology trunk.
Steel City Art Works Gallery, 216 S. Union Ave.—“Cityscapes.Scenicscapes.” with guest artists Steve Mason and Linda Cates. Also, featured artists Jill Mooring and Kaley Rose.
Performer at Union and C Street – 6 to 7 p.m. Steve Parke
Downtown Area/Main Street
Kadoya Gallery, 119 Central Plaza—Reception for the Kadoya Gallery International Juried Photography Exhibition.
Shoe Factory, 123 N. Main St.—New showroom location (formerly Restaurant 1521), featuring the works of Mat Taylor and Barrett Skul.
Performers at Central Plaza – 5 to 8 p.m. Pueblo Improvisers Community Orchestra.
Bessemer Steelworks Museum, 215 Canal St.—Museum will be open. Also, Typing Pool: Diving into Summer” exhibit: historic typewriters creatively displayed in a series of illuminated swimming pools. Free admission.
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.