VANGO ART SHUTTLE AND STREET BEAT RETURN FOR JUNE FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK
PUEBLO, Colo.—May 15, 2013—The Pueblo Creative Corridor’s First Friday Art Walk gets a lift with the VanGO Art Shuttle at 5 to 8 p.m. on June 7. The VanGO is a free shuttle that travels around the Creative Corridor loop and is available every 20 minutes. The Pueblo Chamber of Commerce is the sponsor of the shuttle and is offering a step-on, step-off ride with 17 stops along a loop route of the one mile stretch of the Creative Corridor. Find a parking spot at the El Pueblo History Museum, Sangre de Cristo Arts Center or Robert Hoag Rawlings Public Library and hop on the VanGO to easily visit the artists and this summer’s Street Beat Arts Festivities performers. For a route map, visit www.PuebloPAG.org.
Pueblo’s First Friday Art Walk offers visitors more than paintings, photography, fiber arts, sculpture, glass and pottery. Many galleries and shops have special demonstrations of “live art activities.” As with all Art Walks, there will be newly hung shows, refreshments and live music and entertainment. All activities associated with Pueblo’s First Friday Art Walk are free.
On First Friday Art Walk, 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 all galleries and participating businesses and includes a plan of activities and a map. More information can be found by visiting www.PuebloPAG.org or follow on www.facebook.com/PuebloPAG. 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., with featured photographer and Pueblo native Doug Stout of DS Masonry.
Cup & Bowl Ceramic Art Studio and Gallery, 116 Midway Ave. “Think Small” with Michele Rodas and Jessi Wright. Raku firing.
Cycle of Life, 111 E. Abriendo Ave., will display various local artists’ products, including woodcraft, paintings, drawings and renderings from re-purposed bicycle parts and other scrap items. Watch for the Green Cycle of Life Pedi-Cab out and about.
Robert Hoag Rawlings Public Library, 100 E. Abriendo Ave., featuring “Hatching the Past: Dinosaurs Eggs and Babies Traveling Exhibit,” in the InfoZone News Museum. Take a rare and exciting look at the life of dinosaurs through their eggs, nests and embryos in this exhibit developed by The Stone Company of Boulder, Colorado, in association with the Harvard Museum of Natural History.
Union Avenue Historic District
PULP Studios, 120 S. Union Ave., book signing for Mining Towns of Southern Colorado – a pictorial history which boasts more than 200 vintage images – with local authors Staci Comden, Victoria Miller and Sara Szakaly, and provided by the Bessemer Historical Society, Steelworks Museum and CF&I Archives. This book provides a unique opportunity to reconnect with the history that shaped the local community.
Steel City Art Works Gallery, 216 S. Union Ave., hosting “An Exploration of Nature’s Colors” with featured artists Terry Cates, landscapes; Maureen Keenan-Mason, animals.
The Turf Exchange Visual Art Center, 221 S. Union Ave., welcomes new pastel artist Pamela Poll, and will feature Salvatore Pace on his homemade guitar.
Also, Street Beat Performers at Union Avenue and C Street:
5 to 5:30 p.m. – Fountain International Magnet School, Lion Choir
6 to 7 p.m. – Premiere Ballet
7 to 8 p.m. – Kenny Ortiz
Downtown Area/Main Street
El Pueblo History Museum, 301 N. Union Ave., Plein Air artists in the Placita with living historians; featured local artists in the gift shop; live music.
Kadoya Gallery, 119 Central Plaza. Michael Strescino’s paintings and murals; Shane Jarrett’s pottery. Also, new wall murals in the Kadoya Alley by both artists.
Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 201 N. Santa Fe Ave. Galleries are open and include "Strings & Sculptures," with David and Annie Enke. Featured artists include Darien Bogard, Dana Hasset and John Sherman.
Also, Street Beat Performers at Central Plaza:
5 to 8 p.m. - Origami Odyssey
The sponsors for the 2013 First Friday Art Walk activities are Pueblo Urban Renewal Authority, Global Spectrum, Pueblo Community Garden, Kadoya Gallery, Legacy Bank, Colorado Creative Industries and National Endowment for the Arts.
The Pueblo Performing Arts Guild promotes the production, enjoyment and collaboration of the arts for the purposes of economic development and an enriched quality of life in Pueblo.