FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Monday, August 21, 2017
PUEBLO, Colo. — The Pueblo Creative Corridor’s First Friday Art Walk festivities begin at 5 p.m. on September 1. Visit more than 35 art galleries, restaurants and businesses throughout the Creative Corridor! First Friday Art Walk activities are free.
Pueblo’s First Friday Art Walk features more than paintings, photography, fiber arts, sculpture, glass and pottery. Many of the Creative Corridor’s art galleries and shops have special demonstrations of live art activities. There will be newly hung shows, refreshments, live music and entertainment. More information can be found at PuebloArts.org or follow on facebook.com/PuebloArts. For information on the Pueblo Creative Corridor, call 855-543-2430 or find at facebook.com/PuebloCreativeCorridor.
Downtown Area/Main Street District
The community is invited to celebrate a series of newly painted stormwater drain inlet murals. “Drain Crawl” will be held from 6 – 8 p.m., featuring a “meet and greet” with the artists, giveaways, refreshments, and live music by Pueblo performers November Sky, Bob Marsh, Roberto Martinez and The Jewel Tones! The murals are at Victoria Ave. at the Riverwalk, Grand Ave. at Sister Cities Plaza, at the intersection of Union Ave. and Grand Ave., and the intersection of Main St. and Alan Hamel Ave. Join the “walking reception” by arriving at any of the four locations, grab a map and head to the rest of the concrete canvases!
Formulary 55, 423 W. 4th St.— Explore their line of locally made small-batch bath and beauty products during their one open studio day a month! Noon to 7 p.m. in their showroom.
Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe. Ave.— Hosting a free public reception from 5 – 7 p.m. featuring etchings by Rembrandt, one of the towering figures in the history of art. Free admission and complimentary refreshments are made possible by Robinson, Waters & O’Dorisio and Koncilja & Koncilja. This evening will also offer an Art Auction Catalog giveaway, with past sale catalogs from Christie’s, Sotheby’s and more up for grabs! These catalogs are free while supplies last.
Steel City Theatre Company, 241 S. Santa Fe Ave.— Open registration for Performing Arts Academy classes continues at Steel City Theatre through September 8th! Take acting, music, dance and so much more! Stop by our Box Office at 241 S Santa Fe Ave or call 719-994-8298.
Mesa Junction District
Wendy Keller will perform live music from 5-6 p.m.!
Artisan Textile Co., 121 Broadway Ave.— Artisan Textile Co. is proud to showcase Colorado’s foremost landscape painter Robert Wands. The evening will also include the debut of “Shades of Pueblo,” a collection of locally-sourced, hand-spun, hand-dyed fiber which honors our community’s iconic landscape. Free “Make & Take” and refreshments served.
Grupo Folklórico del Pueblo Studio, 120 Lake Ave.— Join us for a fundraising taco dinner and dancing!
Union Avenue Historic District
Arts Alliance Studios, 107 S. Grand Ave.— Feliza Art & Design Studio will be offering original artwork, prints and other merchandise for sale.
The Hanging Tree Café, 209 S. Union Ave.— Celebrate our local talent at monthly open mic! Sign-up begins at 5:30 p.m.
John Deaux Art Gallery and Turf Exchange Visual Arts Center, 221 S. Union Ave.— As you view new works by the gallery artists, enjoy live music by Nuthatch Pants upstairs in John Deaux Art Gallery while Tom Boyd performs on his Marxophone downstairs in the Turf Exchange.
Southeastern Heritage Center & Museum, 201 W. “B” Street— Hosting a reception honoring award-winning artist Kay Bauman and the late JoAnn Falk. The collection will feature acrylic and watercolor paintings.
Steel City Art Works, 216 S. Union Ave.— Opening reception of “It’s a Little Bit Chile” in celebration of Pueblo’s Annual Chile & Frijoles Festival! Many of the artists at the gallery will serve up their artistic interpretations of the Pueblo chile. This night also includes three featured artists who will showcase their unique talents, including: model ship canons and balancing triangular sculptures by Frank Fry; realism in oils by George Ivins; and oils based on the paintings of the old masters by Ginny Smith. Also, guest artist and old school photographer Bill LaMorris (yes, he uses a dark room) will feature chile pepper photos and other projects on display. Music will also abound this night with a Rista stringing group as well as musician Terry Lakes, who will delight with campfire favorites and the classics. There will also be a raffle at the end of the night for a performance by the Ristas, with proceeds to support The Steel City Society for the Arts.
The sponsors for the 2017 First Friday Art Walk are: Pueblo Urban Renewal Authority, Colorado State University-Pueblo, Legacy Bank, Pueblo Events, Pueblo Arts Alliance, Colorado Creative Industries and National Endowment for the Arts. Pueblo Arts Alliance’s mission is to promote and collaborate in the development of the arts economy in Pueblo. As administrator of the Pueblo Creative Corridor, a Colorado Certified Creative District, the Arts Alliance is supported by Colorado Creative Industries.