PUEBLO, Colo.—March 17, 2015—The Pueblo Creative Corridor’s First Friday Art Walk festivities begin at 5 p.m. on April 3. Visit 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. 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 District
Broadway Cup ‘n Cork, 100 Broadway Ave.—April’s artist is Julia Rueger. Come see her newest creations. Along with original artwork, cards and prints will be available for purchase.
Cup & Bowl Ceramic Art Studio and Gallery, 116 Midway Ave.—“Fiber & Clay” featuring artists Tara Matthews and Jessica Cagwin-Manchen. They will show the interplay between fiber arts and ceramics both as art pieces as well as ceramic tools to create fiber art. Raku firing.
Grupo Folklorico del Pueblo, 120 Lake Ave.—The People’s Folk Group is hosting “Tacos y Taconazos.” Grab some scrumptious street tacos from 5-7 p.m. for $6 and enjoy our free appetizer performances. Proceeds go to the GFDP capital repair fund.
Union Avenue Historic District
Artcorp, 313 S. Union Ave.—Metro State University Student Show opening, 6-9 p.m.
John Deaux Art Gallery and Turf Exchange Visual Arts Center, 221 S. Union Ave.—Entertainment including Luthier Salvatore Pace, artist demonstrations and dialogue with artists in the galleries.
Southeastern Heritage Center & Museum, 201 W. “B” Street—Showcasing Anne Whitefield’s pastels. Visit the James Carlile exhibit.
Steel City Art Works Gallery, 216 S. Union Ave.—Featured artists for April are John Box, Toni Labenberg, Sharon Orman and Joe Cawlfield. Guest artist Edmund Gallegos. Special gallery event is the annual show by students of Cesar Chavez Student Art Show School. Live music performed by The Sunday Strings Quartet.
Downtown Area/Main Street District
Euphoria Salon and Spa, 409 N. Grand Ave., Ste. B—Easter eggs with discounts and prizes are hidden in retail shelves. A like to our Facebook allows someone to pick an egg.
Kadoya Gallery, 119 Central Plaza—Kadoya Gallery will celebrate First Friday with Lyle+Lyle “Celebrating Two Generations of Creative Genius.”
Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe. Ave.—See brand-new exhibits including “Taking Time: Pinhole Photography” by Heather Oeklaus and “Waldo Chicken” by Cas Foste among other current exhibits. Refreshments will be served.
The Shoe Factory, 115 N Main Street on Central Plaza—Introduction of the new Shoe Factory Company Store and Discovery Center will include latest news and plans for phase 2 of Central Plaza Revival and first edition plan of the ARTery Map.
Steel City Theatre Company, 241 S. Santa Fe Ave.—Opening of the musical “Baby,” a look at the laughter, trial, and tears of pregnancy and how it affects a couple. Show begins at 7:30, with cocktail hour and full menu service at 6:30. Tickets available online at sctcpueblo.com or by calling 719-994-8298.
The sponsors for the 2015 First Friday Art Walk are: PuebloEvents.net, Sonntag Family Dentistry, Colorado State University-Pueblo, Land Title, Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Creative Industries, Boettcher Foundation and Pueblo Arts Alliance. 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 Colorado Certified Creative District, the Arts Alliance is supported by Colorado Creative Industries and the Boettcher Foundation.
1-Fiber & Clay – Broadway Cup & Cork
2-Lyle+Lyle – Kadoya Gallery
3-Pinhole – Heather Oeklaus