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The Canvas
June 4, 2010
Terry Adams picGratitude is our Attitude!

The Arts Festival is exactly four weeks away, and when I see our offices buzzing with dedicated volunteers, sponsors, board members, supporters and staff members, I'm constantly reminded by the breadth and depth of the passion surrounding our organization. Words alone could never express my gratitude to all of you for helping make Colorado's Signature Cultural Event, the Cherry Creek Arts Festival, a reality and the success that it is to so many.

Adding to that success is without doubt our world-class family of visual, culinary and performing artists. To all of you, I extend my thanks and appreciation for all you're about to do in preparation for your journey to Denver's Cherry Creek North! Safe travels to you and best wishes in your month of preparation.

Terry Adams
Executive Director, Cherry Creek Arts Festival

You're Invited:
2010 Poster Signing Party!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
FASTFRAME of Cherry Creek
255 Clayton Street, Denver, CO

This annual tradition highlights the commemorative poster art and truly kicks off the Arts Festival month. The Arts Festival's Official Framer, FASTFRAME of Cherry Creek, hosts the party. The original poster artwork is unveiled and the artist is present for guests to meet and to customize their personal limited edition poster of "La Rambla", a painting by Steven Ward.

The evening is energized with the exciting buzz of the Arts Festival month and is complete with passed hors d'oeuvres and complimentary cocktails.

What's new for 2010: Part 1

103 first-time CCAF visual artists!!
An unprecedented 103 of the 230 juried visual artists for 2010 are first-time  exhibitors at the CCAF. This is particularly impressive considering the artists were chosen in a blind-jury process from 2,250 artist applications, making the CCAF one of the most competitive art shows in the nation. Artistic excellence of original, handcrafted work is the sole criteria for selection of exhibitors. The only artists exempt from the jury are the 12 award-winning artists from the previous year, and the commemorative poster artist from the previous year. Contributing to the competitive nature and high levels of art excellence are actual artist sales (in excess of $2.3 million for 2009) and consistently high national festival and visual artist rankings.

Cultural Pavilion
To help kick-off the 2010 Biennial of the Americas, this year's CCAF will include a Cultural Pavilion featuring presentations, demos and workshops from Japan, Latin America and Africa. On Saturday, ambassadors from Denver's sister city, Takayama, Japan, will present events including a Musical Theater Demo, a Kimono Workshop, and a Sencha Green Tea Service. Sunday will feature Latin American dance presentations including Folkloric Ballet and Belly Dance Art. Finally, Janus Student Art Buying Program presentations and African Dance will wrap up the Cultural Pavilion on Monday.

Next issue: additional new features of the 2010 Cherry Creek Arts Festival!

Elevate your Arts Festival Experience!

An elegant way to celebrate your 4th of July weekend,
and a great gift for friends,
family and visiting guests!

Your $95 VIP weekend package includes: 

* All 3-days of Festival VIP Club access at the JW Mar
riott Cherry Creek
* Daily gourmet lunch, dessert, complimentary Heineken beer
and Robert Mondavi wine   
* Complimentary 2010 Arts Festival Commemorative Poster ($30 value)
* Complimentary 1-year subscription to
Colorado Homes & Lifestyles     

* 2010 Preview Celebration Invitation: (Tuesday June 29, 2010) 
* Transferable 3-day VIP Club access, good for one meal daily.

Tickets limited to 100 patrons. Click here to learn more!

Express Yourself!

Join Janus and the Cherry Creek Arts Festival in ensuring that art education remains an important part of school curriculum during a time when funding for school arts programs is a rare commodity. VOTE TODAY and help bring art to Colorado Schools!

Please join us for Denver's
Art Patron Event of the Season

Honoring 2010 Distinguished Patrons:
Jack Finlaw, Carol Hiller, Emanuel Martinez,
Cleo Parker Robinson and Maruca Salazar

Benefiting The Cherry Creek Arts Festival 501c3 non-profit mission and year-round art education and
outreach programs in Denver area schools.

Early purchase is highly recommended and available by CLICKING HERE

2010 sponsors v2 

In This Issue
- What's New Part 1
- Festival VIP Club
- Vote to bring art to schools
- Opening Gala
- Sponsors
- Volunteer Sign-up
- Videos
- More Events
Quick Links
Exhibiting Artists
Volunteer Information
Festival Store
Interact with CCAF
Follow us on Twitter
for ongoing & on-site news, weather, specials & discounts!
BE SURE to enable
Twitter alerts to your phone!

Call for Volunteers
2010 volunteer frame
We could not do it without you!

The Cherry Creek Arts Festival is a 501c3 non-profit organization and is eligible for many volunteer & community service credit hour programs.
Watch Videos
2010 Podcast
Entertaining sneak-peek
video podcasts!

Don't miss our robust collection of videos debuting our 2010 Visual Artists and more!

Click above or

More events by CCAF

August 13, 14, 15, 2010

Visit Telluride Promotion:

Enter and win lodging,
lift tickets, guided outdoor excursions, FESTIVAL TICKETS and more!

Telluride Festival of the Arts
Early bird tickets and
Lodging specials

Telluride Festival of the Arts on FACEBOOK!

August 20, 21, 2010

Follow Cherry Creek North Food & Wine on FACEBOOK!

Call for Restaurants:
Cherry Creek North restaurants are invited to participate in
The Grand Tasting
-the signature event of the weekend!
CLICK HERE to send letter of interest.

Click photo above to see our CCAF photo media!

09 Telluride Festival of the Arts

09 CCN Food & Wine
09 CCN Food and Wine

SPECIAL OFFER: Together through Art... & STYLE

Colorado Homes & Lifestyles magazine is graciously offering a special to the Cherry Creek Arts Festival family of supporters. Purchase a one-year magazine subscription at a discounted rate of $8, and CH&L will donate $4 from each subscription sale back to the CCAF. Don't miss the chance to enjoy the stunning magazine and support the CCAF's 501c3 nonprofit mission at the same time.
Thank you for your support!

You're welcomed to subscribe now, and use promotion code QCCAF10
Offer Expires: August 2010

June 5: Volunteers: Saturday Production Work Session (8:30am--2pm)
June 8: Annual Poster Signing Party, 5--8pm, FASTFRAME of Cherry Creek
June 10: Volunteers: Thursday Afternoon Work Party (2:00pm--5:00pm)
June 12: Volunteers: Saturday Production Work Session (8:30am--2pm)
June 25: Final Production Meeting: Volunteer Chairman
June 26: Volunteers: Final Production Work Session (8:30am--2pm)
June 28: CCAF Charity Art Auction launches online at http://www.cherryartsauction.org
June 29: Festival Preview Celebration (Invitation Only)

Upcoming PODCASTS: New CCAF iPhone app, Performing Artist previews and more!
Together through Art
The Cherry Creek Arts Festival 501c3 non-profit mission is to provide access
to a broad array of arts experiences and support art education in Colorado.
Learn more about our mission based education programs!
Janus Student Art Buying Program
Mobile Art Gallery Program
African Rhthym Synergy Program

Contact Information
Website: www.CherryArts.org
2 Steele Street, Suite B-100
Denver, CO 80206 USA
(303) 355-2787
Email your questions