FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
PUEBLO – The Pueblo Creative Corridor’s First Friday Art Walk festivities begin at 5 p.m. on April 1. Stroll in the spring weather and visit more than 35 art galleries, restaurants and businesses in the Creative Corridor. 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 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. VanGO Art Shuttle service will not be available this month.
Mesa Junction District
Artisan Textile Co., 113 Broadway Ave.— Featuring visual artist Mary Sewell Cooper. Author Tom Macedo will read from Senile during the inaugural First Edition book signing series. Make and take Lucy the Origami Sheep.
Broadway Cup ‘n Cork, 100 Broadway Ave.— Featuring the works of Gianna Baker, a fifth-grader from Rye, Colorado.
Handsome Goods & Paper Co., 121 Broadway Ave.—Featuring the NOTEBOOK BAR – pick a cover, then mix-and-match your interior pages – bind it right there, right away. This month’s limited edition notebook cover features the theme “Seed.” Fee required.
Rawlings Public Library, InfoZone News Museum, 100 E. Abriendo Ave.—Opening reception for Exploring Human Origins: What Does it Mean To Be Human?, based on a popular exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. African dance presentation by Dr. Margaret Wright at 6 p.m.
Union Avenue Historic District
HUB Gallery, Pueblo Arts Alliance Studios, 107 S. Grand Ave. —Reception to meet Pueblo Arts Alliance’s new Associate Director, Daniel Levinson, and live local music.
John Deaux Art Gallery and Turf Exchange Visual Arts Center, 221 S. Union Ave.—The Turf Exchange Gallery will feature Tom Boyd on his marxaphone while Nuthatch Pants will play in John Deaux.
Pueblo Arts Alliance Studios, 103 S. Grand Ave.—Bridged By Design Studios will host a meet and greet with artists currently working with the studio. Paintings, drawings and wire wrapped jewelry will be available for purchase.
Southeastern Heritage Center & Museum, 201 W. “B” Street—Showcasing acrylics, watercolors and ink drawings in Maria Westy Bush’s exhibition Horses and Men.
Steel City Art Works Gallery, 216 S. Union Ave.— Opening reception of Painting Safari with Diana LaMorris,
Cheryl Scott, Kathy Chavez, Mo Keenan-Mason and Linda Cates. Guest artists for the annual spring art showing will be local students. Music by Sunday Strings.
Studio 123, 123 S. Union Ave.—Featuring steampunk art and jewelry by Lisa Bailey and Sandy Lasher.
Downtown Area/Main Street District
Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe. Ave.—Featuring an art talk by Dr. Harry Spell, creator of a method to replicate the fragile models Michelangelo used as maquettes for his famous sculptures. Free museum admission from 4:30 to 7 p.m. includes the Touched by the Hands of God: Michelangelo’s Models exhibition.
Kadoya Gallery, 119 Central Plaza—Opening reception for Jean Latka’s exhibition Wayfindings. Celebrating launch of ARTery website and mobile app. Tact Crew will preview the prototypes for the Adirondack Chair Initiative in the round at Central Plaza. 8 p.m. – Midnight.
The sponsors for the 2016 First Friday Art Walk are: PuebloEvents.net, Legacy Bank, Colorado State University-Pueblo, Black Hills Corporation, Pueblo Urban Renewal Authority, 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.