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Tuesday, July 18, 2017
PUEBLO, Colo. — The Pueblo Creative Corridor’s First Friday Art Walk festivities begin at 5 p.m. on August 4. Stroll the sunny streets of downtown Pueblo and visit more than 35 art galleries, restaurants and businesses throughout the Creative Corridor. First Friday Art Walk activities are free.
Pueblo’s First Friday Art Walk features 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 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 facebook.com/PuebloArts. For information on the Pueblo Creative Corridor, call 855-543-2430 or find at facebook.com/PuebloCreativeCorridor.
Mesa Junction District
Featuring live music by November Sky from 5 – 8 p.m.! They will be performing classic and contemporary hits in front of Artisan Textile Co.
Artisan Textile Co., 121 Broadway Ave.— Presenting new works by our Artists in Residence! Check out handmade clothing, jewelry, greeting cards and gifts by Colorado artisans. Refreshments served.
Renewed Wholesale, 720 S. Main St.—Hosting a wine tasting fundraiser benefitting the Boys & Girls Club of Pueblo. All community members are welcome to attend and support this cause! Tickets are $25 per person in advance and $30 at the door. For tickets or information, call 719-564-0055 Ext. 107.
Robert Hoag Rawlings Public Library, 100 E. Abriendo Ave.—Get Out of this World during First Friday Art Walk! This family-friendly event features live music, appetizers and beautiful prints of planets and galaxies of the universe. Visit the Discover Tech exhibit and learn about the upcoming solar eclipse! 5 to 7 p.m. in the courtyard.
Say it with Stars: An Astronomy-Inspired Fiction/Poetry Reading will be held from 5:45 to 8:45 p.m. in the InfoZone Theater on the 4th floor. Get excited for the Great American Solar Eclipse by listening to local writers read short pieces relating literally or thematically to space and astronomy. Refreshments served.
Union Avenue Historic District
Featuring live music by the Change Agents on the corner of Union Avenue and C Street!
Arts Alliance Studios, 107 S. Grand Ave.—Bridged by Design collaborative studio will present works by local artists available for sale. Also featuring live painting, sidewalk dancing and more!
All Clay a.k.a. Cristine Boyd will be working in her studio until 7 p.m. Come watch her make original, functional art! All Cay is now distributing Continental Clay in Pueblo. For more information, visit her studio during the Art Walk, or call (720) 320-2407.
Soulga will present a fitness class at 5:30 p.m. Call (719) 582-4180 for information.
The Hanging Tree Café, 209 S. Union Ave.— Celebrate our local talent at monthly open mic, featuring Lillie Lemon and Randall Rahn! Sign-up begins at 5:30 p.m.
John Deaux Art Gallery and Turf Exchange Visual Arts Center, 221 S. Union Ave.— As you view new works by the gallery artists, enjoy live music by Nuthatch Pants upstairs in John Deaux Art Gallery while Tom Boyd performs on his Marxophone downstairs in the Turf Exchange. Check out Radeaux’s latest large-format painting “Condor, Thunderbird” upstairs—it’s a stunning 15’ x 5’!
RazMaTaz, 335 S. Union Ave.— Showcasing handcrafted wood pieces by local artist Susie Lindkowski. Refreshments served.
Southeastern Heritage Center & Museum, 201 W. “B” Street— Artist Janice Smith will exhibit A Lifetime of Art during the month of August at the museum. Her show will include paintings over the last 4 decades in four different mediums. Smith’s love of color and light is revealed in her many works of art.
Steel City Art Works, 216 S. Union Ave.— Opening reception for Collective Perspective, unique artistic viewpoint of downtown Pueblo and the surrounding area through the eyes and works of four artists, including architectural photography by Linda Cates, acrylics of alleys by June Galaz, acrylics of people and shops by Diana LaMorris, and places to visit by sculptor and metal artist Lionel Trujillo.
Downtown Area/Main Street District
Formulary 55, 423 W. 4th St.— Explore their line of locally made small-batch bath and beauty products during their one open studio day a month! Noon to 7 p.m. in their showroom.
The sponsors for the 2017 First Friday Art Walk are: Pueblo Urban Renewal Authority, Colorado State University-Pueblo, Legacy Bank, Pueblo Events, Pueblo Arts Alliance, Colorado Creative Industries and National Endowment for the Arts. Pueblo Arts Alliance’s mission is to promote and collaborate in the development of the arts economy in Pueblo. As administrator of the Pueblo Creative Corridor, a Colorado Certified Creative District, the Arts Alliance is supported by Colorado Creative Industries.