There’s plenty to explore in Pueblo’s Creative Corridor. Art. Music. Dance. Over an easily navigated area, the Corridor is packed with galleries, museums, street sculptures and fountains, cafés and live music—all ready to challenge your imagination and inspire your visit.
What is the Pueblo Creative Corridor?
The Creative Corridor is focused around the three historic city centers of Pueblo: Downtown Main Street, Union Avenue Historic District and the Mesa Junction. Each retains its uniqueness, while providing an enjoyable stroll from one end to the other. The Creative Corridor is host to numerous programs, festivals and creative events throughout the year.
Downtown/Main Street Galleries, Song, Music
The Arts Alliance Studios offer affordable studio space to creative industry businesses in the Pueblo Creative Corridor. The Studios are home to a collective of 17 creative businesses and 40 creatives located at 107 S Grand Ave in Pueblo, Colorado.
Historic Union Avenue - History Meshes With Fun
Union Avenue Historic District features an abundance of unique galleries, shops, restaurants, cafés and bars. There are plenty of places to stop and find adventures like chocolate basil ice cream, magic tricks, a summer Farmer’s Market, street performers, boat rides and outdoor concerts. Local galleries and creative industry in the district include: The Party People, The Daily Grind, Steel City Art Works, John Deaux Art Gallery, Turf Exchange Visual Art Center, Artcorp, Bellezza, Golden M, Razzmataz and Hopscotch Bakery. Art and activity interact daily on the the Riverwalk, where you can track the history of Zebulon Pike, play in the beautiful fountains and sip cocktails as the singing gondolier floats past.
Mesa Junction - Quaint and Artistic
On the south end of the Creative Corridor is Mesa Junction. The Rawlings Library offers cultural, literary and heritage events throughout the year and it is the primary reason that Pueblo was ranked ninth for Book Loving Cities in the Nation in 2011, and 2010 Colorado’s Best Library of the Year.
Top Ten in Pueblo Creative Corridor
- You get to go on a ghost walk while still alive.
- There’s no need to go to Venice to see a gondolier.
- You can see the ballet, western art, eat green chilies and drink solar roasted coffee all in one day!
- You can take a fairy tale carriage ride in a horse drawn pumpkin cart.
Year Round Events
First Friday Art Walks every month of the year and Street Beat performances from May to September are just some of the many special activities that abound. Add to that carriage rides, bicycling events, walking tours, poetry readings, street performances and live art demonstrations and we think you may want to stay a bit longer.
Stroll This Saturday in Pueblo's Creative Corridor
Mesa Junction, one of Pueblo’s oldest neighborhoods, is where business and art intersect. With Rawlings Library, and several used book sellers, this district makes you want to curl up with a cup of joe and a paperback!
Start your Saturday with a leisurely breakfast in Mesa Junction at Gypsy Java’s . House-made pastries, sandwiches, and wraps pair nicely with freshly brewed, Colorado-roasted coffee! Then stop into Artisan Textile Company and The Avenue Art and Antiques for unique gifts.