FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sunday, August, 23, 2015
PUEBLO — The Pueblo Creative Corridor’s First Friday Art Walk festivities begin at 5 p.m. on Friday, September 4. Visit more than 35 art galleries, restaurants and businesses in the Creative Corridor. Ride the VanGO Art Shuttle for convenient travel around the Creative Corridor loop with free step-on, step-off service.
First Friday Art Walk activities are free and continue to include more than paintings, photography, fiber arts, sculpture, glass and pottery. Many of the Creative Corridor’s art galleries and cozy shops offer special demonstrations of “live art activities,” shows of newly hung works, refreshments, live music, and other entertainment.
Visitors are encouraged to use the free Explorer’s Guide to create customized walking tours and unique experiences within the Creative Corridor. The Explorer’s Guide, which includes a map and a plan of activities, is available free in galleries and participating businesses throughout the Corridor. More information can be found at www.PuebloArts.org and facebook.com/PuebloArts.
For information on the Pueblo Creative Corridor, call 855-543-2430 or find us at facebook.com/PuebloCreativeCorridor.
Mesa Junction District
Broadway Cup ‘n Cork, 100 Broadway Ave.—Featuring Joyce Muhic’s pastels, depicting everyday agrarian Colorado.
Cup & Bowl Ceramic Art Studio and Gallery, 116 Midway Ave.—Presenting “All Boxed Up” by Maria Hughes. Raku firing available, as well as community time with artists.
Gypsy Javas, 119 Broadway Ave.—Ceramic sculptures by Candace Y. Oakle.
Union Avenue Historic District
Belezza, 102 S. Vicotria Ave. #110—Created a felted flower at The Felted Dog’s Felted Flower Bar. Reservation required.
Golden M. Southwestern & Indian Art, 103 W. B St.—Chalk the Block continues: Bring creativity; chalk is provided. Canvas painting on B Street: all artists welcome.
Southeastern Heritage Center & Museum, 201 W. “B” Street—Offering an evening of fun and art demonstrations with JoAnn Falk, an established and award-winning artist and teacher from southern Colorado, and fellow artist Kay Bauman.
Steel City Art Works Gallery, 216 S. Union Ave.—Opening reception for “Summer Produce,” featuring Fran Cosyleon, Linda Lou, BeBe Burns, and Bob and Deb Sweeney, along with guest artists Mo Keenan Mason and Terry Cates in “Observation” – a look at nature in all its forms. Refreshments served.
Union and C Street Performers
5-6 p.m. Ed Hill
6-7 p.m. Steve Parke
7-8 p.m. It’s a Trade Thing
Downtown Area/Main Street District
Gallery 201, 300 1/2 N. Main St.—Opening reception of “Trio Expressions: Reflections of the Natural World” by Lana Woodruff, Dave Hyten and Priscilla Leese in pastel, mixed media, photography and hand-crafted furniture.
Kadoya Gallery, 119 Central Plaza—Visual narrative in “Diary of a Servants Heart: Solo Exhibition” by Justin S. Reddick. Each multi-medium piece is accompanied by an unedited, reflective poem.
Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe. Ave.—Featuring “Colors of the Southwest: The Contemporary Southwestern Art Collection of Charles A. & Jeanette Gilchrist White,” showcasing life and perspectives of the Southwest with artists and subjects native to the southwestern lifestyle. All galleries open.
Central Plaza Performers
5-8 p.m. Ado Hernandez
The 2015 First Friday Art Walks are sponsored by: PuebloEvents.net, Legacy Bank, Colorado State University-Pueblo, Black Hills Corporation, Pueblo Urban Renewal Authority, 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.
Her Gray Heals to Blue by Justin S. Reddick
Donkeys by Mo Keenan Mason
Colorado Colors by Terry Cates