Videos showcasing local artists to be posted on group’s Facebook page

It’s no secret: Staying at home, quarantine and self-isolation can get the best of us feeling down and sluggish at times, wondering what to do with ourselves.


With Pueblo and the rest of the state under a stay-at-home order in an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the Pueblo Arts Alliance is hoping to rescue individuals from boredom and spark some creativity.


The Arts Alliance’s Impact Youth Initiative group has announced an endeavor to bring some digital entertainment to residents.


Beginning this Monday, and happening every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 2 p.m., artists from all across the Pueblo area will be posting interactive and inspirational videos to the alliance’s Facebook page in an effort to get some creativity and positivity flowing.


The mission is to connect youth, artists, and the community to civic activities in the Pueblo Creative Corridor through engagement.


"As we take our commitment to our credo very seriously, we will not be letting some pesky virus stop us," the project managers said in a news release announcing the project.


For those interested in being a featured artist in a video, contact the project coordinators at cynthia.r@puebloarts.org or heather.f@puebloarts.org.


The project is seeking submissions that are wide-ranging and can include poetry-reading, painting classes, music lessons, baking classes and do-it-yourself projects.


"The goal is to have a plethora of videos that highlight the talent of our local artists and create an online art outlet for our community," the coordinators said. "Additionally, we will also be offering $25 to each artist that completes a 30-minute live session."


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