PUEBLO, Colo. July 16, 2015—Visit more than 35 art galleries, restaurants and businesses for First Friday Art Walk festivities in Pueblo’s Creative Corridor beginning at 5 p.m. August 7. Create your own walking tour around the Corridor loop using a free Creative Corridor Explorer’s Guide, or ride the VanGO Art Shuttle for free, convenient travel with step-on, step-off service. The free Explorer’s guide is available in galleries and participating businesses, and includes a plan of activities and a map.
Many of the Corridor’s art galleries and cozy shops will host special demonstrations of “live art activities,” in addition to newly hung shows, refreshments, live music and entertainment. First Friday Art Walk activities are free unless otherwise noted.
More information can be found at PuebloArts.org, or follow along via facebook.com/PuebloArts. For information about the Pueblo Creative Corridor, call 855-543-2430 or find us at facebook.com/PuebloCreativeCorridor.
Mesa Junction District
Broadway Cup ‘n Cork, 100 Broadway Ave.—Premiere of ‘Kids with Cameras,’ a photographic exploration of nature, everyday environments and fun by Cynthia Ramu’s photography students from the Pueblo School for Arts and Sciences. Live music by Sky Choice and Nolan Smith from 6-8:30 p.m.
Cup & Bowl Ceramic Art Studio and Gallery, 116 Midway Ave.—Opening reception of Neeley’s ‘Fun & Functional.’ Neeley creates functional art through ceramic pieces that focus on everyday household items of intimate use such as mugs and bowls. Raku firing.
Union Avenue Historic District
Golden M. Southwestern & Indian Art, 103 W. B St.—Outdoor canvas painting, open to all artists. Chalk the Block continues, open to everyone.
John Deaux Art Gallery and Turf Exchange Visual Arts Center, 221 S. Union Ave.—Salvatore Pace performs at the Turf Exchange. The John Deaux art gallery hosts a show and sale by 24 artists from Create Art Studios. Nuthatch Pants performs upstairs.
Southeastern Heritage Center & Museum, 201 W. “B” Street—Professional photographer Ronald Dulle unites art and history through his photographic depictions of history in Southeastern Colorado and the Santa Fe Trail.
Steel City Art Works Gallery, 216 S. Union Ave.—Featuring original works by artists Bruce Gifford, Irene Grissom, and Ed Hughes. Opening reception of “Architectural Still Life’ with guest artists Linda Cates and Steve Mason. Refreshments served.
Union and C Street Performers
5-6 p.m. Kenny Ortiz
6-7 p.m. Isabella Chacon
7-8 p.m. Wendy Keller
Downtown Area/Main Street District
Kadoya Gallery, 119 Central Plaza—Conclusion of ‘Pueblo in the Nude’ with announcement of People’s Choice Award winners. ‘Pueblo in the Nude’ is a juried competition focused on exploration of elements that make the nude human figure an art form, which continues to inspire and challenge many artists.
Central Plaza Performers
5-6:30 p.m. Ed Hill
Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe. Ave.—Enjoy the last 2015 Festival Fridays concert in the Jackson Sculpture Garden with Denver’s ‘That Eighties Band.’ Admission is $8 at the gate, $6 in advance. Specials for Arts Center members. Gate opens at 6:30 p.m., bands play 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
The sponsors for the 2015 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.
Untitled Nude Abstract by Kriyah Smith
From ‘Kids with Cameras’ by Nadia Tapia
Bridge Union Ave Voodoo by Linda Cates