FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
PUEBLO, Colo. — The Pueblo Creative Corridor’s First Friday Art Walk festivities begin at 5 p.m. on October 7. Stroll the spooky streets of downtown Pueblo and 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.— Showing for the first time in Pueblo, award-winning fiber artist Diane Del Duca’s wonderful needle-felted three-dimensional animal art. Presenting on the Gallery Wall, fresh from the State Fair, the winning fiber art entries of our Artists in Residence. “Make and Take” painted gourds. Refreshments served.
Broadway Cup ‘n Cork, 100 Broadway Ave.— Showcasing a solo exhibition of new collage works by Cori Levinson. Catastrophic Facade: an exploration of the self in the midst of artificial existence will be on display until October 31.
Grupo Folklórico del Pueblo Studio, 120 Lake Ave.— Hosting a First Friday celebration featuring a dinner and folklórico dancers!
Handsome Goods & Paper Co., 121 Broadway Ave.—Opening night of pop-up shop featuring Formulary 55 products. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Formulary 55’s full line of bath and body products will be available for sale at this location until December 31.
Robert Hoag Rawlings Public Library, 100 E. Abriendo Ave.— Opening reception in the InfoZone News Museum for conservation photographs by Boyd Norton and Painting Africa: Artistic Expressions of Diana La Morris, Cheryl Scott, Kathy Chavez, Mo Keenan-Mason, Sally Lincoln, and Linda Cates. Boyd Norton will give a brief talk and show the film Wilderness in America on the history of conservation ethics at 6:30 p.m.
All Pueblo Reads Family Circus Festival and Fun in Rawlings Library courtyard from 6 to 7:30 p.m. will be free and open to the public, all ages. Bring the family for a night of circus fun with performers from the Salida Circus! Enjoy a musical blend of rhythm and soul featuring Johnny Watson with FEEL. Step right up to carnival activities, complimentary appetizers and drinks.
Union Avenue Historic District
Featuring live music by Street Beat musicians at the corner of Union Avenue and C Street.
Arts Alliance Studios, 107 S. Grand Ave.— Make your own clay finger puppets at All Clay! $5 donation to cover materials. Knot’s End and other studios will be open and offering items for sale.
Daily Grind Café, 209 S. Union Ave.— Celebrate our local talent at monthly open mic! Sign-up begins at 5:30 p.m.
El Pueblo History Museum, 301 N. Union Ave.—Historical Ghost Walk tours leave every 15 minutes from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Learn more about Pueblo’s past!
Golden M. Southwestern & Indian Art, 103 W. B St.—“Chalk the block” on B Street! Featuring new handmade jewelry by Nathaniel Hernandez and Elsira Gutierrez.
John Deaux Art Gallery and Turf Exchange Visual Arts Center, 221 S. Union Ave.—In celebration of 100 years of the National Parks Service, Teresa Vito’s National Parks Grand Tetons show will be featured in conjunction with Robert Wand’s showing paintings about Rocky Mountain National Park. CREATE Art Studio artists will be showing and selling new paintings in a show called ART OBER. Enjoy live music by Nuthatch Pants upstairs in John Deaux Art Gallery while Tom Boyd performs on his Marxophone downstairs in the Turf Exchange.
Studio 123, 123 S. Union Ave.— Showcasing artists for a magical time in October! Featuring Día de los Muertos painted sugar skulls on canvas by Lisa Bailey, Day of the Dead jewelry by Sandy Lasher and Steampunk for Halloween!
Downtown Area/Main Street District
Perfect World, 301 S. Main St.— Open house and grand opening with live music, refreshments and tours of their newly built commercial recording studio facility. Ribbon cutting at 6 p.m.
Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe. Ave.— This is the public’s first chance to see Jenny Morgan: Self-Portraits during a sneak preview! See National Aquarius Watermedia Exhibition, Southern Colorado Watercolor Society’s biennial exhibit promoting the fine art of watermedia with local artists. Also on display is Carl Link: Illustrative Portraits, Portraits from the Collection, and CAEA: Circular Exploration. Free admission from 4:30 – 7 pm is made possible by Jeff & Paula Chostner/District Attorney’s Office. Complimentary refreshments will be served. Featuring live music by Street Beat musician Roberto Martinez.
Kadoya Gallery, 119 Central Plaza—Designs from Anne Scott’s Worn Majesty fashion show will be on display through October 31. The artist showcases in her creative designs the powerful relationship we have with textiles and their story. One of the objectives of this project is to encourage redesign and experimentation of previous fashion concepts. The artist has selected hemp as the primary source product for her textiles, reflecting the current trajectory of thoughtful sustainability in Colorado.
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.