FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
PUEBLO, Colo. — The Pueblo Creative Corridor’s First Friday Art Walk festivities begin at 5 p.m. on November 4. 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., 113 Broadway Ave.— Featuring the works of our Resident Artists in weaving, knitting, spinning, felting, lace and upcycled fashion. Come shop for sustainable, distinctive textile art to wear and for your home! “Make and Take” a felted ball necklace. Refreshments served.
Broadway Cup ‘n Cork, 100 Broadway Ave.— Featuring painted works on old saw blades by the late John Ohse, from the collection of his late friend Buddy Hughes. All sales proceeds will benefit Kampground of America’s Care Camps for Kids with Cancer, of which Ohse and Hughes were loyal supporters.
Union Avenue Historic District
Arts Alliance Studios, 107 S. Grand Ave.— Cristine Boyd of All Clay will show you how to make ceramic soap dishes, ring dishes, guitar pick holders and more using Arkansas River rocks as molds.
Daily Grind Café, 209 S. Union Ave.— Celebrate our local talent at monthly open mic! Sign-up begins at 5:30 p.m.
John Deaux Art Gallery and Turf Exchange Visual Arts Center, 221 S. Union Ave.— The John Deaux Art Gallery will highlight new glass work by Jason Dunks with live entertainment by Nuthatch Pants. The Turf Exchange will feature paintings by Starr Miller, Rayann Orr, Robert Wands and Joel Carpenter while Tom Boyd performs on his Marxophone.
Southeastern Heritage Center & Museum, 201 W. “B” Street—Featuring Karen Wallace’s Impressions of Sand Creek collection. Katherine Gomez will lead a “Beating Heart” drumming circle at 6 p.m. Bring your drum! Light refreshments served.
Steel City Art Works Gallery, 216 S. Union Ave.—Featured local artists include Jill Starkey, Cheryl Scott, June Galaz and Jay Hollingswoth, with a theme of “Home is where the Art is.” Also featuring Special Guest Artist Emma S. Perricone. Don’t miss the Annual Bin Sale–art in bins at great prices!
Vail Hotel, 217 S. Grand Ave.— Featuring Handweavers Guild of Pueblo’s Annual
Handwoven Holiday Sale from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Southeast Colorado weavers, spinners, and felters offer apparel, accessories, rugs and home decor, luxury yarn and fibers, baskets, ornaments, cards and more! The sale runs every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Nov. 11 and concludes at 3 p.m. on Nov. 12.
Downtown Area/Main Street District
Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe. Ave.— See Jenny Morgan: Rise, which features haunting self-portraits that achieve a striking intensity when the surface of the paintings are physically sanded and stripped away. Also on display is National Aquarius Watermedia Exhibition, Masks from Mexico from the collection of Charles Trent, Carl Link: Illustrative Portraits, Portraits from the Collection, and CAEA: Circular Exploration. Free admission from 4:30 – 7 pm is made possible by American Pride Landscaping and the John and Nadene Verna Family. Refreshments served.
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.