PUEBLO, Colo.—June 18, 2015—The Pueblo Creative Corridor’s First Friday Art Walk festivities begin at 5 p.m. on July 3. 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 District
Cup & Bowl Ceramic Art Studio and Gallery, 116 Midway Ave.—Featuring artist Jessica Wright’s “Pottery Jewels,” beautiful jewelry made from clay. Live music by Inner Spirit Tribal Drummers performing in full regalia. Live Raku demonstrations.
Grupo Folklorico del Pueblo, 120 Lake Ave.—Presenting “Viva América!” the People’s Folk Group will perform ‘Mexican’ folk dances, part of our American history and diaspora. Enjoy bacon wrapped hotdogs.
J&J Coins, Antiques and Vintage, 123 E. Abriendo Ave.—Hosting a quirky, ugly thrift store painting makeover show accompanied by retro refreshment as well as special, hourly sales.
Union Avenue Historic District
John Deaux Art Gallery and Turf Exchange Visual Arts Center, 221 S. Union Ave.—John Deaux will have entertainment by Nuthatch Pants. Salvatore Pace will entertain at Turf Exchange gallery.
Southeastern Heritage Center & Museum, 201 W. “B” Street—Showcase Maria Westy Bush’s “Love Letters to the Earth” of landscapes, wildlife, acrylics, water colors and ink drawings. Stop by the museum to see the newest exhibit “Schools of Yesteryear.”
Union and C Street Performers
5-6pm Jarren Pointer (Guitar/Vocalist – Contemporary)
6-7pm The Music Recyclers (Recycled instruments and vocals)
7-8pm John Truscelli (Vocalist, “Frank Sinatra” or “Crooner” type of singing)
Downtown Area/Main Street District
Kadoya Gallery, 119 Central Plaza—Reveal of Sophie Healey’s Maker-in-Residence project at the Rawlings Public Library Idea Factory. For this project, Sophie explores the relationship between mathematics, fiber arts (mainly crochet), and knit graffiti (also known as yarn bombing) by using formulas to create patterns. Also showing “Native: Just My Colorado,” new wildcrafted works by Sophie Healey. Healey explores the unique natural environments and ecosystems of greater Colorado and regionally here in Pueblo through her powerful art and storytelling.
The Downtown Bar, 103 Central Plaza—”The Survey of Life and Land II” art show with Steve Mason, Linda Cates and Mo Keenan-Mason.
Central Plaza Performers
5-8pm Papa Ours
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.
1-Mo Keenan Mason, Hooded Crow
2-Sophie Healey, Yarn Bomb
3-Sophie Healey, EarthBound
4-Linda Cates, Clara Mineral Palace Park