FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 18, 2015
PUEBLO – The Pueblo Arts Alliance announces the final 2015 Artisan’s Series—Salsa con Salsa a finale celebration of local food and culture with salsa dancing along with salsa making and tasting. Experience salsa dancing through not only witnessing salsa dancers but also lessons from dancer and instructor, Guillermo Garibay, with a chance to strut your new moves with others all the while indulging in salsa with hands-on demonstrations from Pueblo Community College Student Culinary Art Department Chefs and the salsa buffet provided by Romero’s, Cactus Flower, Nachos, Mauro’s, Rojas and others, Sunday, October 4, 2 to 5 p.m. at Pueblo Historic Union Depot, 132 W B Street. Event tickets are $10 per person, 17 and under free, and can be purchased in advance at 101 N. Main Street, PuebloArts.org or day of at the door, cash only. For more information call 719-242-6652 Monday thru Friday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. or events@PuebloArts.org.
Guillermo Garibay and his dancers will entertain the crowd with salsa dancing performances. While the dancers rest their feet, Garibay will give salsa dance lessons to attendees. Professional and amateur dancers will all come together on the dance floor to salsa together in a lively experience for all.
Salsa does not stop with the dancing. Salsa will be in abundance throughout the night for sampling, demonstrations, making and a taste contest. Salsa from local restaurants Cactus Flower, Romero’s, Nachos, Mauro’s and Rojas, among others, will be available for generous sampling throughout the festivities as well as People’s Choice voting. Not only will attendees enjoy salsa, they can also learn a few recipes from Pueblo Community College Student Culinary Art Department Chefs with hands-on demonstrations throughout the evening.
“Normally, our Artisan’s Series merges juxtaposed art forms but this finale is a family celebration of local culture through all things salsa” says Becca Klock, Program and Events Coordinator, Pueblo Arts Alliance, “We’ve also broken the mold a bit with this finale. Event goers will not just be observes but also participants in all the art offered with making their own salsa as well as learning to salsa dance. The result is an engaging experience, not soon forgotten.” Executive Director, Susan Fries, added, “We’re already moving forward with exciting plans for next year’s Artisan’s Series that you do not want to miss!”
Community memberships, which were the inspiration for the Artisan’s Series, are still available. Community members can choose the level and benefits that best suits their interests, ranging from student/senior at $20 to Creative Cohort at $100. Upper tier membership levels—Art Accomplice at $75 and Creative Cohorts at $100—enjoy complementary tickets to the Artisan’s Series. Anyone can sign up online at PuebloArts.org.
For more information on the Arts Alliance, visit PuebloArts.org, or follow at www.facebook.com/PuebloArts. For updates on the Pueblo Creative Corridor, call 855-543-2430 or follow at www.facebook.com/PuebloCreativeCorridor.
About Pueblo Arts Alliance
The Pueblo Arts Alliance mission is to promote the production, enjoyment and collaboration of the arts for the purposes of economic development and an enriched quality of life in Pueblo. The Arts Alliance, as administrator of the Creative Corridor, a state-certified Creative District, is supported by Colorado Creative Industries and the Boettcher Foundation.