FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
PUEBLO, Colo. — The Pueblo Creative Corridor’s First Friday Art Walk festivities begin at 5 p.m. on March 3. 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 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
Artisan Textile Co., 121 Broadway Ave.— We have moved to a bigger place, just 3 spaces down! Our Black & White with a Splash of Red show featuring the fiber artists of ATC continues. Also featuring black and white works by local ceramic artist Cristine Boyd. “Make and Take” an Ojo de Dios (God’s Eye). Refreshments served.
Grupo Folklórico del Pueblo Studio, 120 Lake Ave.— Presenting a fashion show and featuring Mariachi Gato Montes. The fundraising dinner will feature “sopes” for $6 and a slice of free pie in honor of “Pi” month.
Union Avenue Historic District
Arts Alliance Studios, 107 S. Grand Ave.— Gear up for RAKU firing! Visit All Clay studio between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. during the Art Walk and make some pottery for a dramatic raku firing during Second Saturday Open Studios on April 8. With 2 pounds of clay, you can make a variety of objects to fire: finger puppets, candleholders, soap dishes, ring dishes, animals, whistles and more. On April 8, starting at 2 p.m., you can apply a combination of glazes to your creations and participate in a raku firing. $30.00 covers both events for all ages.
The Hanging Tree Café, 209 S. Union Ave.— Celebrate our local talent at monthly open mic! Sign-up begins at 5:30 p.m. Hosted by local musician Bella Chacon.
John Deaux Art Gallery and Turf Exchange Visual Arts Center, 221 S. Union Ave.— As you view works by local artists, enjoy live music by Nuthatch Pants upstairs in John Deaux Art Gallery while Tom Boyd performs on his Marxophone downstairs in the Turf Exchange.
Steel City Art Works Gallery, 216 S. Union Ave.— Featuring stone carvings by Dave Foncannon, who finds the dialogue between ancient material and present imagination in Colorado alabaster and limestone. Also presenting new works by mixed media artist Toni Labenberg. Refreshments served.
Wix Gallery, 102 S. Victoria Ave., Suite 130— Celebrating its grand opening! Pueblo-based industrial abstract artist and gallery founder Randy Wix has created a new art destination that showcases the works of a core group of 6 artists: Randy Wix, Cristine Boyd, Paul Kreuger, Kim Faiella, Justin Reddick and Liz McCombs. The Gallery will also be home to the presentation of video installation art and four specially curated exhibitions each year.
Downtown Area/Main Street District
Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe. Ave.— Representing the West continues in the White Gallery. Enjoy artwork in a variety of mediums that consider the changing culture and myths of the American West. Vote for the coveted “People’s Choice” award. Living in Colorado – Landscapes by Lynn Chapman in the Regional Gallery features the Pueblo artist’s works that highlight the beauty of the Colorado landscape. Goodnight Barn – the Real Lonesome Dove in the 3rd Floor Foyer pays homage to Charles Goodnight’s time in Pueblo. The wide-open landscapes, dramatic skies and looming mountains of the Western United States are showcased in Far Horizons: Landscapes from the Francis King Collection of Western Art in the King Gallery. Terry Galusha: Pueblo Artist is featured in the 2nd Floor Foyer. Terry was well known in Pueblo as a piano technician, as a musician who played clarinet in the Pueblo Symphony for many years, and for his paintings and cartoons. New Acquisitions in the Hoag Gallery features Southwestern art, including works by John Farnsworth, John Nieto, Malcolm Furlow and Phyllis Kapp.
The sponsors for the 2017 First Friday Art Walk are: Pueblo Urban Renewal Authority, Colorado State University-Pueblo, Koncilja & Koncilja, 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.