PUEBLO, Colo.—February 18, 2014—The Pueblo Creative Corridor’s First Friday Art Walk festivities begin at 5 p.m. on March 7. This month includes lighthearted St. Patrick’s Day themes to After Dark Theatre, with an assortment of glass, ceramics and paintings throughout the more than 35 art galleries, restaurants and businesses in the Creative Corridor. The VanGO Art Shuttle buses will travel around the Creative Corridor loop with step-on, step-off service at 12 favorite locations. All activities associated with First Friday Art Walk are free.
Pueblo’s First Friday Art Walk continues to provide more than paintings, photography, fiber arts, sculpture, glass and pottery. Many galleries and shops have special demonstrations of “live art activities.” There will be newly hung shows, refreshments, live music and entertainment. Visitors can create their own free walking tour of a variety of locations by starting at one gallery, picking up a Creative Corridor Explorer’s Guide, and traveling on to another destination after mingling with the artists. The Guide is available in galleries and participating businesses and includes a plan of activities and a map. More information, and the VanGO Route Map, can be found at PuebloArts.org or follow on www.facebook.com/PuebloArts. For information on the Pueblo Creative Corridor, call 855-543-2430 or find at www.facebook.com/PuebloCreativeCorridor.
Mesa Junction Area
Broadway Cup ‘n Cork, 100 Broadway Ave.—Featuring artist Angela Graham with chalk pastels of animals.
Cup & Bowl Ceramic Art Studio and Gallery, 116 Midway Ave.—“Itsy-Bitsy Teeny-Weeny,” with featured artist Angela Graham. Raku firing.
Union Avenue Historic District
Artcorp, 313 S. Union Ave.—“Twenty from 20”: 20 years retrospective of Pueblo by artist Randy Segura.
Golden M. Southwestern & Indian Art, 103 W. B. St.—Featured artists are Nathaniel Hernandez, Lynn Chapman, Kay Singleton.
RazMaTaz, 335 S. Union Ave.—Kick-off of annual “Lucky Penny Sale” with complimentary wine and food, and preview of new fashions.
Steel City Art Works Gallery, 216 S. Union Ave.—“For the Birds” artwork by Fran Cosyleon, BeBe Burns, Shirley Knight and John Crumb. Special showing of “Journey Out of Darkness” by artist Sharon Orman. Also, hosting the Watercolor Society Spring Show.
Downtown Area/Main Street
Gallery, 119 Central Plaza—Featuring “Glass in Motion” with Cathy
Valenzuela and Randy Wix. Also, Silent
Auction item of glass slipper to benefit The Shoe Factory.
The After Hours events start later and require an admission fee.
Steel City Theatre Company, 241 S. Santa Fe Ave.—Opening of “SCTC After Dark,” an R-Rated show which includes some of the more “off-color” songs from the Broadway Songbook. Specialty drinks and appetizers. 9:30 p.m. Tickets $10 for adults; $7 for students and seniors, available for purchase at sctcpueblo.com or 719-994-8298.
The sponsors for the 2014 First Friday Art Walk activities are Pueblo Urban Renewal Authority, Global Spectrum, Pueblo Community College, Kadoya Gallery, Legacy Bank, Boettcher Foundation, 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 state-certified Creative District, the Arts Alliance is supported by Colorado Creative Industries and the Boettcher Foundation.
1) Miniature vases and pots at Cup & Bowl
2) Chalk pastels at Broadway Cup ‘n Cork
3) Glass works at Kadoya Gallery
4) Southwestern art at Golden M. Southwestern