Promoting the production, enjoyment, and collaboration of the arts for the purposes of economic development and an enriched quality of life in Pueblo.
The Pueblo Arts Alliance is a non-profit organization that provides support to its creative industry membership in the form of 1) collaborating for marketing, performances, and education opportunities, 2) raising awareness in the community as to the availability of local and regional performing arts production and events, and 3) promoting and facilitating economic impact through the arts.
The Arts Alliance is the administrator of the Creative Corridor, a Colorado Creative District, which is supported by the Pueblo Urban Renewal Authority, City of Pueblo, Colorado Creative Industries, and the Boettcher Foundation.
"Amazing organization made by the community, for the community."-Meral Sarper, co-founder Pueblo Permaculture,co-owner Pueblo West Yoga
"As a new business owner, one is always trying to stretch one's marketing dollars. Being a member of the Arts Alliance with a business within the Creative Corridor has allowed us to attract more customers. First Friday Art Walks are especially well-advertised and the Street Beat musicians are a nice addition to the atmosphere."
- Ina Bernard, co-owner of Artisan Textile Co.
"Street Beat is a really great program that offers musicians a unique performance opportunity and we are really proud to have been a part of it this year. We think it's very well-organized and just a lot of fun. Pueblo is lucky to have this program."
- Jewel Tones, Street Beat 2016 Performers
"What I love about going to the Art Walk is exposure to both traditional and innovative methods of self-expression, plus meeting others in the creative environment."
- Elizabeth T., community member
"As a gallery owner in the heart of the Creative District, I am seeing an increased awareness of the fact that there is quality art in Pueblo from travelers, day tourists and local folks. First Friday Art Walk continues to surprise me by the number of people attending. Each Art Walk brings new people to the gallery. If they come into the gallery it translates into future sales or sales on Art walk night."
- Radeaux, JOHN DEAUX ART GALLERY and Turf Exchange Visual Arts Center