PUEBLO, Colo.—February 17, 2015—The Pueblo Creative Corridor’s First Friday Art Walk festivities begin at 5 p.m. on March 6. Not only will attendees experience the Creative Corridor’s artistic enclave but will also have a chance to view the Music Voyager Premiere along with live music by The Haunted Windchimes. Come 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.
See Pueblo on the big screen at the National Premiere Event of “Music Voyager, Sun City; Pueblo.” Hosted by comedian Wade Ridley, the event features a special screening of the PBS episode “Music Voyager, Sun City; Pueblo” along with live performances by The Haunted Windchimes, Okolitza Tamburitzans and Grupo Folklórico Del Pueblo. The episode highlights The Haunted Windchimes, a Pueblo chile farmer, locally produced chile inspired creations, interviews of numerous local artists, and various elements of local culture along the Pueblo Creative Corridor. The result? A tale of Pueblo’s growing artistic expression.
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
Broadway Cup ‘n Cork, 100 Broadway Ave.—Opening reception for oil painter Kay Singleton. Her work spans literal to semi-abstract styles, from plein air landscapes to florals to nauticals. Singleton’s guitar/vocal music CD, “Simply Love,” also available.
Cup & Bowl Ceramic Art Studio and Gallery, 116 Midway Ave.—Featured artist Angela Graham in“What’s Inside.” Raku firings.
Robert Hoag Rawlings Public Library, 100 E. Abriendo Ave.—InfoZone News Museum opening reception of two exhibitions, “‘Drop City 50 A Southern Colorado Celebration Poster’ Contest Winners” and “Drop City: Photographs by Myron Wood,” commemorating the 50th anniversary of Drop City.
SAGE Art Academy, 113 Broadway Ave.—Reception for Shawn Vidmar Devine’s new collection of photographs from her travels to Cuba, “Cuban Cars.”
Union Avenue Historic District
Artcorp, 313 S. Union Ave.—Tonio LeFebre in solo art exhibit “Continuing Traditions.” LeFebre relies on his rich Spanish and Piro Indian blood for inspiration.
John Deaux Art Gallery and Turf Exchange Visual Arts Center, 221 S. Union Ave.—The John Deaux will exhibit a selection of Radeaux bird illustrations for the upcoming publication of Colorado Breeding Bird Atlas II. The Turf Exchange will have artist demos and Luthier Salvatore Pace performing.
Southeastern Heritage Center & Museum, 201 W. “B” Street—In honor of Women’s History Month a photographic display of women from Pueblo’s past will be featured along with Paulette Stuarts’ “Women of Pueblo” porcelain dolls.
Steel City Art Works Gallery, 216 S. Union Ave.—Featured artists Virginia Byrd, Sandy Lasher, Lisa Bailey, and Tom Ossner. Guest artists will be the Southern Colorado Watercolor Society, and the First Annual High School Art Show with selected artists from area High Schools.
Main Street District
Kadoya Gallery, 119 Central Plaza—February 13 to March 12, 2015 Artisan Soul by Gabriel Pacheco.
Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe. Ave.— Ribbon Cutting of the Three Peaks Boutique gift shop inside the Arts Center. First 30 visitors will get a special gift. Exhibitions on display in the Helen T. White Galleries include Representing the West, Riesterers; Collaboration, Walter Piehl, Jr; Recent Works; Romancing the West and Enduring Spirit.
Shoe Factory, 123 N. Main St.—The Shoe Factory Group Show in “Celebrating Central Plaza & The ARTery.” 5-10 p.m.
Pueblo Memorial Hall, 1 City Hall Pl.—Join us after the First Friday Art Walk at 8 p.m. for the national premiere event of “Music Voyager, Sun City; Pueblo” along with live performances by The Haunted Windchimes, Okolitza Tamburitzans and Grupo Folklórico Del Pueblo. Tickets $5 at the door.
Artcorp, 313 S. Union Ave.—PFunny Comedy Show from 8-10 p.m. Ages 18 and up. No cover, sign up at 7:30, show starts at 8pm! Comedy, Poetry, Music – whatever your talent is we want to see it!
The sponsors for the 2015 First Friday Art Walk are: PuebloEvents.net, Sonntag Family Dentistry, Colorado State University-Pueblo, Land Title, 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.