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The Canvas 

May 23, 2012

You're invited to join TEAM CHERRY ARTS...  




One area of focus for us this year is looking for ways to allow you to BE PART OF ART, and this issue of The Canvas informs you of some of the ways you can engage in our programs.  


One of the greatest gifts one can give is their time, and we would be honored if you volunteered for us this year -- or even helped us spread the word. Annually, we need 1,000 volunteers to bring the arts to people's lives in Colorado. Please share and learn more about volunteering this year, and "give the gift of art" at www.CherryArts.org/Volunteer 



Terry Adams

President and CEO   

Call for Volunteers  

NEW for 2012: Different Volunteer Shirts Each Day!

JOIN THE TEAM TODAY! Vol Eblast Graphic

The Cherry Creek Arts Festival and Cherry Creek North  

Announce Sculpture Unveiling

Colorado Artist Bill Starke to Unveil "Tower of Man" at Public Dedication


On Thursday, June 21 on Steele Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues, the Cherry Creek Arts Festival will donate an outdoor sculpture to Cherry Creek North to recognize the District for providing over 20 years of support to the Arts Festival. The formal dedication, open to the public, will take place from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m., followed by promotions and activities in conjunction with the Cherry Creek Arts District, showcasing Galleries, Theater, Dance, Restaurants and Retailers from 6:30 - 9 p.m.

The Cherry Creek Arts Festival selected Colorado artist Bill Starke,  through a competitive application process, to create the 15-foot bronze sculpture, Tower of Man. Starke returns as an exhibiting artist at the 2012 Arts Festival (July 6, 7 and 8), marking his 10th time as a blind-jury selected artist at the event.


"We couldn't think of a better way to show our gratitude to Cherry Creek North for over 20 years of support to the Arts Festival," said Terry Adams, Cherry Creek Arts Festival president and CEO. "As a year-round organization, the Festival is proud to provide the Denver community with arts experiences, education and public art that can be enjoyed 365 days a PACCyear."

 In addition to serving as Denver's premier destination for shopping, fashion, spas, restaurants, art galleries, boutiques and community events, Cherry Creek North offers visitors a number of already-existing outdoor art pieces and spaces.


CCN Business Improvement District president and CEO, Julie Bender stated, "With over 20 galleries and nearly 50 outdoor art locations, and as the home of the annual Cherry Creek Arts Festival, our District is a well-established arts destination. On June 21 we will celebrate this through the sculpture dedication."



 What Makes a Cherry Green?

Green Up Cherry Arts: Zero Waste Initiative


The Cherry Creek Arts Festival (CCAF) is dedicated to providing sustainably-based arts experiences, and our long-term goal is to achieve zero waste on site. CCAF has partnered with ZeroHero, Inc., and the companies are undertaking the most comprehensive recycling approach in our combined histories. Seventy-five 3-stream receptacles will be on-site and personally manned for recycling, composting and landfill sorting.


green up cherry arts

The mission of this program is to assure an environmentally responsible year-round operation, work towards zero-waste, educate and involve the public in recycling and provide a model for other festivals.



At CCAF, zero waste is a goal, a process, a way of thinking that profoundly changes our approach to our "trash" year-round and at the festival itself. Zero waste is not simply about recycling and diversion from landfills, but about prevent waste in the first place.



Be Part of Art and volunteer for the Green Up "Pit Crew" and get special green sunglasses, green hat and be part of 1,000 other "Green Up Denver" volunteers! 



...flies back to Festival

Cherry Creek Arts Festival is delighted to announce that Frontier Airlines is returning as a sponsor of the 2012 festival. 
Frontier's new CEO, David Siegel, who has moved the executive suite back to Denver, recently stated in a Denver Business Journal interview that the company has a "specific plan" to be involved in sponsorships and activities...to reconnect with the community.
"It has been five years since we have had Frontier as the airline sponsor," said Terry Adams, CEO of the Festival.  "It is great to have Denver's Hometown Join us at ART-ivity Avenue!Airline back with an event that means so much to the community."

As an Associate Sponsor and the Official Airline of the Festival, Frontier will also present Artivity Avenue, the center of hands-on activities for the young and young at heart.





In This Issue
- Call for Volunteers
- Sculpture Unveiling Event
- Gala Tickets On Sale!
- Green Up Cherry Arts
- Frontier Flies Back
- Official Sponsors
- Vote for Art
- Time Lapse Video!
- More Events
Quick Links

 Exhibiting Artists 


Festival Store  

 Past newsletters & merchant info 

Volunteers are the backbone of the Cherry Creek Arts Festival. The difference between a good volunteer program and a great one is that the volunteers have a wonderful time while they are working for the event.
A team of almost 1,000 volunteers are needed to produce the Cherry Creek Arts Festival each year. The Cherry Creek Arts Festival's mission is to provide access to a broad array of arts experiences and support arts education in Colorado. Our volunteer team understands that mission and works towards its goals by volunteering for one of our many committees during the event.




Cast your vote for the artist you'd like to see featured in this year's Mobile Art Gallery.

2011 Rewind: VIDEO
2011 phil in the circle complete

Created by 1,000 people!

Mr. Hansen is a ground-breaking, innovative artist internationally renowned for creating public dialog with art.

 For the 2011 Cherry Creek Arts Festival, he created a collaborative piece of artwork based upon "things you wouldn't believe." This work of art was created and finished LIVE at the Arts Festival with over 1,000 responses.   






More events by CCAF




August 11, 2012

August 17, 18, 19, 2012
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June 5: Poster Signing Party -- Free and Open to public
June 21: Public Art Dedication -- Free and Open to public
June 29: Final Production Meeting
July 3: Festival Preview Celebration
July 5: Opening Gala
July 6, 7, 8 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) 22nd Annual Cherry Creek Arts Festival

August 11, 2012: Cherry Creek North Food & Wine
August 17, 18, 19, 2012: Telluride Festival of the Arts

October 1 -- December 1, 2012: 2013 VISUAL ARTIST CALL FOR ENTRIES



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