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.
As you pass through Union Avenue, look below the bridge and see the 177,000 square feet of artwork painted on the 65-foot-tall Arkansas River Levee—it is considered the largest mural in the world and offers an artistic corridor for Pueblo’s world-class urban kayak course. This iconic art is accessible, inviting and imaginative and sends a visual reminder to Puebloans and visitors alike that our community encourages and values the arts.