PUEBLO, Colo.—January 15, 2015—The Pueblo Creative Corridor’s First Friday Art Walk festivities begin at 5 p.m. on Feb. 6. Visit more than 35 art galleries, restaurants and businesses in the Creative Corridor. Ride the VanGO Art Shuttle for free, convenient traveling around the Creative Corridor loop with step-on, step-off service. 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 cozy 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.
Mesa Junction Area
Broadway Cup ‘n Cork, 100 Broadway Ave.— Meet the artists at the reception for pastelist Lynn Chapman featuring her pastel paintings about romance, flowers and togetherness at Broadway Cup and Cork. She will also have a selection of matted prints of her originals suitable for Valentine’s gifts and larger posters of “WaterWomen”, her feature 2014 Latino Chamber lithograph.
Cup & Bowl Ceramic Art Studio and Gallery, 116 Midway Ave.— Join us for Romantic Raku for two. Featuring our member Kuky. New pots ready for you to pick from to paint your own Raku piece! Pots starting at $15 and are usually ready within an hour. Party starts at 5 pm.
Robert Hoag Rawlings Public Library, 100 E. Abriendo Ave.—Southern Colorado Photography Society and the InfoZone News Museum will co-host opening reception for the 2015 Annual Photography Show.
Union Avenue Historic District
Artcorp, 313 S. Union Ave.—Shanon Padmore Solo Artist Exhibition. Feb 1-28 Opening Feb 6th, 5-9pm. Padmore paints equine, animals, pets, angels, celebrities, nature, birds and homages.
Southeastern Heritage Center & Museum, 201 W. “B” Street.–Marie Westy Bush, Jim Wider and other local artists will be showcasing their work in honor of Black History month. A newly renovated museum exhibit will display a buggy and sleigh from the Kay Keating collection.
Steel City Art Works Gallery, 216 S. Union Ave.– Featured artists will be Dan Massimer, Kathy Chavez, Jill Mooring and Shirley Knight. Guest artists will be “The Exhibitionists”. The Gallery Event for February is The Jewelry Trunk show.
Downtown Area/Main Street
Kadoya Gallery, 119 Central Plaza—Release for Tunde Darvay’s show “When the Color Hits”. P4 (Pueblo Progressive Poetry Project) will begin at 7pm. The three featured poets include Denver poet Andrew McFayden-Ketchum, author of Ghost Gear, Colorado Springs poet Aaron Anstett, author of Insofar as Heretofore, and Pueblo poet Alysse Kathleen McCanna.
Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe. Ave.– 4:30 – 7pm Opening day of the 13th Annual Representing the West Exhibition, with artwork depicting the American West. Also on display is Walter Piehl Jr.: Recent Works, Romancing the West, Works by Maeve Eichelberger, Collaboration, and Enduring Spirit. “Fade to Pueblo’s Past” by photographers Linda Cates and Holly Ward will be on display in the Board Room.
The sponsors for the 2015 First Friday Art Walk are: PuebloEvents.net, Sonntag Family Dentistry, Colorado State University-Pueblo, Land Title, 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.