FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
PUEBLO, Colo. — The Pueblo Creative Corridor’s First Friday Art Walk festivities begin at 5 p.m. on December 2. Visit more than 35 art galleries, restaurants and businesses in the Creative Corridor: Downtown Main Street, Union Avenue Historic District and the Mesa Junction. First Friday Art Walk activities are free.
The Art Walk features paintings, photography, fiber arts, sculpture, glass, pottery and more. Many of the Pueblo Creative Corridor’s art galleries and shops feature live art activities. Locations will present 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
Artisan Textile Co., 113 Broadway Ave.— Celebrating our First Year
Anniversary! Featured artists for our 2016 Retrospective Show are Janet Anzlovar, Rena Kaplowitz, Mary Sewell Cooper, Patrice Biggi, Maggie Rose McIndoe and Reba Lee Savageau. Original art includes dolls, jewelry, paintings and collages. “Make and Take” origami trees. Refreshments served. Come celebrate with us!
Broadway Cup ‘n Cork, 100 Broadway Ave.— Featuring steel art by ZZE Plasma Creations, a Colorado City-based artist who creates custom wall hangings, fall and Christmas ornaments, candle votives, firewood holders and more! Proceeds from the sale of ZZE Plasma Creations, named in honor of the artist’s three children, help pay for the life-long medical needs of the artist’s youngest daughter. Stop in and register for a gift basket that will be given away on December 20!
Grupo Folklórico del Pueblo Studio, 120 Lake Ave.— Hosting a Mexican dinner fundraiser featuring folklórico dancing by students.
Handsome Goods & Paper Co., 121 Broadway Ave.— In addition to handmade notebooks and other beautiful gifts, we will be featuring Formulary 55 Holiday Pop-Up Shop. Formulary 55’s full line of bath and body products will be available for sale at this location until December 31.
Union Avenue Historic District
The Daily Grind Café, 209 S. Union Ave.— Celebrate our local talent at monthly open mic! Sign-up begins at 5:30 p.m.
El Pueblo History Museum, 301 N. Union Ave.— Featuring our annual Ethnic Christmas Open House from 5 to 7 p.m., showcasing performances and food from the different cultures within our community. All visitors will receive a 20% discount in the museum gift shop, which features works by Native American artists and local artists!
Golden M. Southwestern & Indian Art, 103 W. B St.— Presenting a new collection of locally-made masks, jewelry and carvings. Come down and “Chalk the Block”!
John Deaux Art Gallery and Turf Exchange Visual Arts Center, 221 S. Union Ave.— The John Deaux Art Gallery will host a show by father and daughter John and Meghan Wilbar. Nuthatch Pants will provide live entertainment. Newly released books illustrated by Radeaux will be available for purchase. In addition to showing new works, the Turf Exchange Art Center will feature Tom Boyd performing on his Marxophone. Potica will be served.
RazMaTaz, 335 S. Union Ave.— Hosting an Open House from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. with a free gift and refreshments!
Southeastern Heritage Center & Museum, 201 W. “B” Street— View beautiful heritage Christmas trees and learn about traditions from other countries around the world! Talk with museum members about their homelands and share your families’ traditions. Also presenting local artists’ original work for your holiday shopping! Featured works include weaving by Hannah Guthrie, pottery by Wendell Grishow, jewelry by Rhonda Moreschini and natural products by Jeanette Thompson.
Steel City Art Works Gallery, 216 S. Union Ave.— Hosting our Annual Holiday Boutique Show and Cookie Party! Featured guest artist is photographer Shorty Shockey.
Downtown Area/Main Street District
Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe. Ave.— Featuring Own Your Own Holiday Art Sale and Exhibition! This popular event features hundreds of items by well-known local artists and runs until December 31. Also see Jenny Morgan: Rise, which features haunting self-portraits that achieve a striking intensity when the surface of the paintings are physically sanded and stripped away. Additional exhibits include Carl Link: Illustrative Portraits, Masks of Mexico from the collection of Charles Trent and Portraits from the Collection. Free admission from 4:30 – 7 pm is made possible by Burnie Zercher and Industrial Constructors / Managers, Inc. Refreshments served.
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.