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Pueblo Chile & Frijoles Festival

 “It’s a Little Bit Chile” for September



Pueblo, Colo.—August 14, 2017—Steel City Art Works will heat things up with the opening reception of “It’s a Little Bit Chile” in celebration of Pueblo’s annual Chile & Frijoles Festival on First Friday Art Walk, Sept. 1, 5 to 8 p.m., 216 S. Union Ave., Pueblo. The show will hang all month.

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 the Ristas (yes, get them for your next event), with proceeds to support The Steel City Society for the Arts.

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 as well as balancing triangular sculptures by Frank Fry; realism in oils by George Ivins, whose work focuses on still lifes; 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 have some new chile pepper photos and other projects on display.

“Although the gallery will be celebrating all things chile in celebration of the Chile & Frijoles Festival, we plan to get a head start with our Chile Boutique Preview, which will open Aug. 22 in the gallery,” said Diana LaMorris, co-founder and artist at Steel City Art Works Gallery. “For the September event, our gallery will move our Chile Boutique to a tent outside the store. Visit us at the gallery for great art or stop in at the tent to warm your heart and soul with Pueblo chile art.”

Steel City Art Works Gallery is an artist co-operative founded in 2007. Known as “A Community of Creators,” the Gallery boasts more than 40 local artists offering a diverse selection of art forms. Each month the Gallery hosts featured artists as well as themed shows. For more information about the artists and upcoming events, please visit steelcityartworks.com, call 719-542-6838, email steelcityartworks@gmail.com, or follow on Facebook. The Gallery is open free to the public, Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.




Yule Love it Downtown

Downtown Pueblo comes alive with art, performance and a merry, old-fashioned holiday atmosphere in November and December with the Yule Love It Downtown, Holiday Art and Shopping Crawl. You can revel in your winter walking and shopping on Union Avenue with the addition of carolers, holiday singers and street performers. And, Steel City Art Works will be hosting a special holiday show “Home is Where the Art Is” for the holidays, providing a wonderful selection of not only art (you have to buy something for yourself!) or gifts and stocking stuffers for family and friends. Be sure to join us for the holidays. We’re open seven days a week.