FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Monday, April 18, 2016
PUEBLO, Colo. — The Pueblo Creative Corridor’s First Friday Art Walk festivities begin at 5 p.m. on May 6. 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 can soak up the spring vibes and 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
Featuring live music from Street Beat performers.
Artisan Textile Co., 113 Broadway Ave.— Featuring Mary Sewell Cooper’s precious metal clay (PMC) jewelry. Make and take handmade Mother’s Day cards to color!
Broadway Cup ‘n Cork, 100 Broadway Ave.— Featuring the paintings of Julie Pater-Weigand.
Handsome Goods & Paper Co., 121 Broadway Ave.— Celebrate National Postcard Week by creating a collage postcard! Pre-designed postcards will be available for those who are more into prose than paper craft.
Union Avenue Historic District
Street Beat performers Wendy Keller and Change Agents will play live music at the intersection of Union Avenue and C Street.
Golden M. Southwestern & Indian Art, 103 W. B St.— Featuring Nathaniel Hernandez demonstrating oil painting on his original piece The Navajo Code Talkers, and Lorraine Nieto’s jewelry line Rock Art. Chalk will be provided for visitors to “chalk the block”!
Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo, 1 Riverwalk Pl.— Summer kickoff! Enjoy $2 boat rides, live music, Outlaw Car Show, National MS Walk and family fun!
John Deaux Art Gallery and Turf Exchange Visual Arts Center, 221 S. Union Ave.— The Turf Exchange Gallery will feature Tom Boyd on his marxophone while Nuhatch Pants will play in John Deaux. Meet the artists of Create Art Studios as they open their exhibit “alla prima,” featuring 50 recently completed oil paintings.
Arts Alliance Studios, 107 S. Grand Ave.— Yarn bombing party! Create something with string and yarn bomb the courtyard.
Arts Alliance Studios, 103 S. Grand Ave.— Bridged By Design Studios will host a meet and greet with artists currently working with the studio. Paintings, drawings and wire wrapped jewelry will be available for purchase. Watch the artist create ceramic masterpieces at All Clay’s open studio.
RazMaTaz, 335 S. Union Ave.—Featured artist Katrina Small will present her pen and ink drawings, as well as her watercolor, oil, pastel and acrylic paintings.
Southeastern Heritage Center & Museum, 201 W. “B” Street— Reception for Along the Way to Santa Fe, the work of Ronald Dulle, photographer of Southwest History and Santa Fe Trail.
Steel City Art Works Gallery, 216 S. Union Ave.— Featuring Annual Invitational Photography Show, as well as a jewelry trunk show in honor of Mothers’ Day.
Studio 123, 123 S. Union Ave.— Featuring bohemian jewelry by Sandy Lasher, painted aspens by Lisa Bailey, painted rocks by Elizabeth Whitworth and denim jackets by Joy Walker.
Downtown Area/Main Street District
Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe. Ave.— Free admission from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and live music. Exhibitions on display include Representing the West: A New Frontier; Touched by the Hands of God: Michelangelo’s Models; Botanicals by Pauline Foss and Corinne Bisland; Sculpture from the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center Collection, Geometric Mastery by Thomas Derrick and My Brush with Reality: Paintings by Tim Deibler.
Kadoya Gallery, 119 Central Plaza—Featuring DRAWING CONCLUSIONS: New Works by American Artist and Author Tom Taylor aka The Poet Spiel aka Thoss W Taylor. A special hardcover catalogue, A Lifetime Drawing Conclusions: Tom Taylor aka The Poet Spiel aka Thoss W. Taylor, has been published for this exhibition. Heavily illustrated collection of this artist’s images, representing seven decades of his diverse career as an artist and author. The catalogue will be featured in a video presentation at the Gallery and on buildings in Central Plaza.
Songbird Cellars, 304 S. Victoria, Unit D—Live music at Songbird Cellars’ new location in Neon Alley! Show begins at 8 p.m. with Oakland, California-based Pony Hunt with Chela Lujan (featuring the Haunted Windchimes) and the Hardley Nevers (featuring Mike Clark of the Haunted Windchimes and Macon Terry of Clouds & Mountains). Purchase advance tickets at www.songbirdcellars.com.
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.