PUEBLO, Colo.—December 15, 2014—The Pueblo Creative Corridor’s First Friday Art Walk festivities welcome in 2015 at 5 p.m. on Jan. 2. Start the New Year right by visiting 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 Area
Broadway Cup ‘n Cork, 100 Broadway Ave.—Featured artist is John Shriver, who has a passion for capturing images of the world around him in oils and acrylics.
Union Avenue Historic District
Artcorp, 313 S. Union Ave.—“Welcome 2015 January Art Show” with DJ Jeff.
John Deaux Art Gallery and Turf Exchange Visual Arts Center, 221 S. Union Ave.—Live entertainment in the John Deaux Gallery; Turf Exchange will have artist demos and Salvatore Pace performing.
Steel City Art Works Gallery, 216 S. Union Ave.—“New Year, New Art” with featured artists Louisa Hansen, Dave Foncannon, Patti Genack and Diana LaMorris. Also, contributing artist Maureen Keenan-Mason with folk art-painted chairs and tables.
Downtown Area/Main Street
Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave.—Open House presented by Carolyn Jackson and The Latino Chamber of Commerce. “Picasso Matisse Chagall: The Most Important Artists of the 20th Century,” and other exhibits free to public.
The sponsors for the 2015 First Friday Art Walk are: PuebloEvents.net, Sonntag Family Dentistry, Colorado State University-Pueblo, Land Title, 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.