FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
PUEBLO — The Pueblo Creative Corridor’s First Friday Art Walk festivities begin at 5 p.m. on March 4. 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
Mesa Junction District
Artisan Textile Company, 113 Broadway Ave.—Featured mixed media artist Donna Graham will be showcasing her painted fiber work on canvas. Make and Take Adventure will be hand-spinning yarn into a necklace. Come and get your fiber fix at ATC.
Broadway Cup ‘n Cork, 100 Broadway Ave.—Featuring Jenna Maynes’ XO Inspired Art and Sayings highlighting pet drawings and much more.
Handsome Goods & Paper Co., 121 Broadway Ave.—In conjunction with Kadoya Gallery, announcing the NOTEBOOK BAR – pick a cover, then mix-and-match your interior pages, bind it right there, right away. Featuring limited edition notebook covers by artists Karen Wallace and Breanna Isringhausen.
Union Avenue Historic District
John Deaux Art Gallery and Turf Exchange Visual Arts Center, 221 S. Union Ave.—The Turf Exchange Gallery will feature Tom Boyd on his marxaphone while Nuthatch Pants will play in John Deaux.
RazMaTaz, 335 S. Union Ave.—Featuring artist Anne Scott and her fashionable glassworks.
Southeastern Heritage Center & Museum, 201 W. “B” Street—Hosting photo exhibition Pueblo Women Who Made a Difference and Paulette Stuart’s porcelain dolls representing Women of Pueblo.
Steel City Art Works Gallery, 216 S. Union Ave.—Presenting featured artists Ken Locke, Dave Foncannon, BeBe Burns, and Roxanne Regan-Briggs in Abstract. Guest artists will be members of local Water Color Society. Refreshments and wine served.
Studio 123, 123 S. Union Ave.—Featured artists are Lisa Bailey and Sandy Lasher.
Downtown Area/Main Street District
Damon Runyon Theatre Company, 611 N. Main Street—Featuring photography artists Dr. Catherine Spangler, a wide range of travel photos from Jordan to the Grand Canyon, and Molly Moreschini, a Colorado State University-Pueblo art student’s digital photography.
Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe. Ave.—Presenting the event “Representing the West Cocktails & Conversation: A New Frontier” including a panel discussion and cash bar amidst the artworks in the Representing the West: A New Frontier exhibition.
The sponsors for the 2016 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.