FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
PUEBLO, Colo. — The Pueblo Creative Corridor’s First Friday Art Walk festivities begin at 5 p.m. on September 2. Stroll the sunny streets of downtown Pueblo and visit more than 35 art galleries, restaurants and businesses in the Creative Corridor. 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 shops have special demonstrations of live art activities. There will be newly hung shows, refreshments, live music and entertainment. Visitors 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 facebook.com/PuebloArts. For information on the Pueblo Creative Corridor, call 855-543-2430 or find at facebook.com/PuebloCreativeCorridor.
Mesa Junction District
Featuring live music by singer-songwriters Wendy Keller and Ed Hill at 113 Broadway Avenue.
Artisan Textile Co., 113 Broadway Ave.— Presenting On the Bookshelf at ATC. Local authors Sandra Wells and Betty Alt will discuss and sign their latest collaboration Death Invades The Rectory, a story of two local priests whose murders would leave Pueblo residents stunned and grieving while police searched for the murderer. Showcasing Metal Weaving Art by Sandra Wells and the continuation of Reba Lee Savageau’s paper collage show. “Make and Take” cardboard weaving!
Broadway Cup ‘n Cork, 100 Broadway Ave.— Featuring original fused glass works by Kolibri Glass. The tradition of artistic glass has been proudly carried through their family for five generations and they have been creating unique pieces in Pueblo since 2013.
Union Avenue Historic District
Featuring accordionist Ben Long and funky tunes from the Change Agents at the corner of Union and C Street.
Collective, 102 S. Victoria Ave., Suite 110— Featuring the Mingle Market! This month includes not only local artists, live music and food, but also a fun paint party! Sign up at Collective to create your own painted pallet.
Daily Grind Café, 209 S. Union Ave.— Celebrate our local talent at monthly open mic! Sign-up begins at 5:30 p.m.
InStyle Salon and Spa, 127 S. Union Ave.—Accepting walk-in guests during the Art Walk. Offering Bronco extensions for $5. Also offering men a clean-up for a night on the town for $5.
John Deaux Art Gallery and Turf Exchange Visual Arts Center, 221 S. Union Ave.— Featuring the final showing of A Postcard from Ansel Adams, archival silver prints by John Henry Johnson upstairs in John Deaux Art Gallery with live music by Nuthatch Pants. Presenting Henry Miller’s floral photograms downstairs in the Turf Exchange while Tom Boyd performs on his Marxophone.
Southeastern Heritage Center & Museum, 201 W. “B” Street— Opening reception for award-winning watercolor and acrylic painters Kay Bauman, Shirley Meyer and Joann Faulk.
Steel City Art Works Gallery, 216 S. Union Ave.— Featured artists Fran Cosyleon and Lisa Gillen present works with the theme of PEOPLE. Special guests Terry Cates, Linda Cates and Mo Keenan-Mason present An Observation of Life showcasing nature in all its forms, from country barns to farm animals.
Studio 123, 123 S. Union Ave.— It’s Steampunk September at Studio 123! Featuring hats and goggles and everything else you need to complete your costume, including Sandy Lasher’s steampunk jewelry, Lisa Bailey’s painted working clock art, and Rodney McDowell’s special industrial look for lamps, figures and yard art.
Downtown Area/Main Street District
Featuring live guitarra flamenca music from Roberto Martinez in the Helen T. White building at Sangre de Cristo Arts Center from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe. Ave.— Experience the story of Pueblo and its people as seen
through the lens of Pueblo’s photographer John Suhay. The exhibit John Suhay: A Look at Pueblo in the King Gallery showcases the work of the first artist-in-residence at the Arts Center. Also on display is Ansel Adams: Classic Images, Tom Taylor’s Lovestruck Doodles, CAEA: Circular Exploration and Aquarius National Watermedia Exhibition. Exhibits are open from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Kadoya Gallery, 119 Central Plaza— Featuring Pueblo Modern: Second Edition. Celebrating art, architecture, design, fashion and lifestyle in Pueblo from 1945 to 1965. 8 p.m. to midnight.
The sponsors for the 2016 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 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.