Wednesday, September 16, 2015
PUEBLO — The Pueblo Creative Corridor’s First Friday Art Walk festivities begin at 5 p.m. on October 2. 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 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 & Cork, 100 Broadway Ave.—Featuring art from April Vickey’s Baca Elementary School art classes.
Cup & Bowl Ceramic Art Studio and Gallery, 116 Midway Ave.—Raku firings at Bellezza Design Boutique, 102 S. Victoria Suite 110.
Robert Hoag Rawlings Public Library, 100 E. Abriendo Ave.—Experience the backwoods hoedown meets New York jazz club smoky basement of sound of Orbit the Gipsy Moon at the All Pueblo Reads kick off concert. Hors d’oeuvres and drinks served. Exhibits feature “New Frontiers: Exploring Sci-Fi” and reception for Steampunk Sculptures of Dave Duros.
Union Avenue Historic District
Bellezza Design Boutique, 102 S. Victoria Suite 110—Hosting Cup & Bowl Ceramic Art Studio and Gallery for a night of raku firing accompanied by live acoustic music from Pueblo Community College.
John Deaux Art Gallery and Turf Exchange Visual Arts Center, 221 S. Union Ave.—Music by Nuthatch Pants, new sculpture by Janet Valdez at John Deaux.
Pueblo Arts Alliance Studio and Building Tours, 107 S. Grand Ave—Tour through the Arts Alliance’s new art studio and creative work space; chalk art and live music.
Steel City Art Works Gallery, 216 S. Union Ave.—Presenting featured artists Tara Matthews, Catie Blickhahn, Carol Naylor and Sally Lincoln with guest artist Allan McConnell. Refreshments served.
Union and C Street Performers
5-6 p.m. Alana Buglewicz
6-7 p.m. Chris Harrington
7-8 p.m. Gingerbread Sandwich
Downtown Area/Main Street District
Central Plaza, Central Plaza—Get a taste of the upcoming High Desert Mural Fest with video footage of and information on murals in progress.
Kadoya Gallery, 119 Central Plaza—Presenting Southern Colorado Watercolor Society’s annual Signature Show highlighting the best of water based media artists in Southern Colorado.
Shoe Factory, 119 Central Plaza—Opening of new Lounge & Library and Pop-Up Gallery in Kadoya Gallery’s Lower Level with Shoe Factory Group Show and unveiling of new ARTery walking maps as part of the Urban Laboratory Project.
Central Plaza Performers
5-8 p.m. DT and the CO Kids
The sponsors for the 2015 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.
1-Nambe Sunset by Rayann Orr from Southern Colorado Watercolor Society’s Signature Show
2-Cinescope-Steampunk Movie Projector by Dave Duros
3-Art work from April Vickey’s Baca Elementary School art class