FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Thursday, July 21, 2016
PUEBLO, Colo. — The Pueblo Creative Corridor’s First Friday Art Walk festivities begin at 5 p.m. on August 5. Stroll the sunny streets of downtown Pueblo 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 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
Featuring live music by Papa Ours at 113 Broadway Avenue.
Artisan Textile Co., 113 Broadway Ave.— Opening reception of Flyin’ Shoes, featuring collage and assemblage of all things paper by artist Reba Lee Savageau. “Make and Take” fans out of playing cards while being entertained by the magic card show of Walden the Magnificent! Refreshments served.
Broadway Cup ‘n Cork, 100 Broadway Ave.— Presenting works by Sandra Yolles, a painter and collage artist who moved to Pueblo from the San Francisco Bay area this year. Her bright and colorful works delight the eye and enchant the imagination.
Cup & Bowl Ceramic Art Studio, 116 Midway Ave.— Live raku firing! Glaze your own pre-made pot for $5-$20 depending on size.
Grupo Folklórico del Pueblo Studio, 120 Lake Ave.— Hosting their monthly open house and fundraising dinner at 5:30 p.m. The GFDP dancers will perform a variety of Mexican Folklórico dances. This month’s menu features hotdogs wrapped in bacon with chips and salsa.
Union Avenue Historic District
Featuring live music from Wendy Keller from 5-6 p.m. and Change Agents from 6-8 p.m. at the corner of Union and C Street.
Bite Me Cake Company, 223 S. Union Ave.— Presenting artworks by The Steel City Makers. Makers are innovators, crafters, doers and tinkerers who build creative projects that intersect science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM). The show will feature 3D printed artifacts, electronic art and DIY innovations and hacks that bewilder the curious creative.
Collective, 102 S. Victoria Ave., Suite 110— Featuring the Mingle Market! Collective will fill the Riverwalk sidewalk with food trucks, local vendors and live music.
John Deaux Art Gallery and Turf Exchange Visual Arts Center, 221 S. Union Ave.— Featuring the archival silver prints of John Henry Johnson upstairs in John Deaux Art Gallery with live music by Nuthatch Pants. Presenting Hank Miller’s floral photograms downstairs in the Turf Exchange while Tom Boyd performs on his Marxophone.
Southeastern Heritage Center & Museum, 201 W. “B” Street— Presenting Restless Wings, Dee Ford’s artistic presentation of whooping cranes and their distinctive personalities.
Steel City Art Works Gallery, 216 S. Union Ave.— Opening reception for Architectural Still Life, featuring the
complementary architectural perspectives of photographer Linda Cates and painter Steven Mason. Late summer featured artists, with the theme SPRING!, are Bruce Gifford, Katie Blickhahn and Lionel Trujillo.
Studio 123, 123 S. Union Ave.— Presenting Aspen in the Round, unique painted rusted screens by Lisa Bailey, and Always Wanted to be a Gypsy: Barefoot Gypsy Ware by Sandy Lasher.
Downtown Area/Main Street District
Kadoya Gallery, 119 Central Plaza— Presenting Pueblo Modern: Second Edition. Pueblo Modern is a celebration of art, architecture, design, fashion and lifestyle in Pueblo from 1945 to 1965. Learn about this powerful movement in Pueblo and throughout the world from local experts and a new website dedicated to many of Pueblo’s hidden gems. The show runs until September 4.
The sponsors for the 2016 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 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.