In the Downtown Main Street Area, you can’t miss the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, the hub of artistic events in the area, with gallery exhibits, performance series, Buell Children’s Museum (ranked second Best Children’s Museum in the Nation), two dance companies and outdoor performances.
Surrounding the Arts Center is Solar Roast Coffee, the world’s only solar coffee roaster, the local brew pub, a Western wearstore, and plenty of art, including Art & Soul Street Gallery—all the sculptures on the street are for sale. Local galleries and creative industry in the area include: 5th & Main Espresso Bar, studio artists in the Federal Building, Rag & Bone, Shoe Factory, Kadoya Gallery and Bingo Burger. Plus the late night haunts of the Downtown Bar and Starlight Grill on Central Plaza.
The El Pueblo History Museum, a regional museum of History Colorado, links you to the next district. Here the El Pueblo History Museum produces periodic showings of the Song of Pueblo, a locally performed oratorio, and El Mercado, to bring Pueblo history to life. Founders Plaza hosts an ongoing project that uses sculpture by local artists to commemorate Pueblo’s Founders like Teresita Sandoval and James P. Beckwourth.