PUEBLO, Colo.—May 4, 2015—The Pueblo Arts Alliance announces the first of the 2015 Artisan’s Series—Floats and Aerialists—where the local Dragon Dojo aerialists’ performance will be paired with sampling of ice cream floats created by local drink artisans including Shamrock Brewery, Broadway Cup n’ Cork, Wine Down by the River and Pueblo Convention Center caterer at the Pueblo Convention Center, Sunday, May 31, 2 to 4 p.m. Tickets to the event are $30 per person or $50 per couple and must be purchased in advance through the Convention Center Box Office located at 320 Central Main inside the Pueblo Convention Center — tickets can be purchased by phone at 1-866-722-8844, Monday thru Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ticket specials are available for Pueblo Arts Alliance Members. Space is limited. For more information call 719-242-6652 Monday thru Friday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. or events@PuebloArts.org.
“The aerialist’s perform in the air with aerial silks and hoops as the acrobats flip, twirl and twist through their performance. This show is so extraordinary because the performance is truly a work of art in motion. The silks and rings become this incredible part of the art rather than merely a tool and then they incorporate music and a light show to really captivate, inspire and complete their air born art. Each performance is singular; only the audience that night will experience the art created there. To complete this carnival of senses, we’ve paired the performance with unique ice cream float creations concocted by several, local drink artisans just for this event. Floats and Aerialists is a great start to this season’s series,” said Becca Klock, Program and Events Coordinator, Pueblo Arts Alliance. “The Artisan’s Series juxtaposes art form with sensory activities to spark imaginations and ignite ingenuity—and this event will do just that.”
Klock added that the Artisan’s Series began last year as a community membership drive in order to provide a closer connection between the community and the vibrant arts culture in the Creative Corridor. “The success of last year’s events – Chocolate, Basil and Collections, Beer and Ballet and Murals and Mojitos – makes us excited for this year! Our goal is to create an exploratory experience that leaves the participants with the confidence to begin or expand their own art work,” said Klock.
“Local is great,” added Susan Fries, Executive Director, Pueblo Arts Alliance, “We are fortunate that our local artisans of various crafts call Pueblo their home, and are meshing their unique talents for the Artisan’s Series.” 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
Upcoming Artisan’s Series include:
- July 26-Brews and Ballet allows community members to hop aboard a Riverwalk Boat and enjoy a selection of Pueblo’s emerging brewery offerings while experiencing an outdoor performance from Premiere Ballet.
- October 4-Salsa con Salsa offers salsa creations by local chefs accompanied by salsa dancing lessons and performances.
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.
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