The Canvas 

June 19, 2013 

We're Preparing A Memorable 2013 Festival For You!

In just over two weeks, the Cherry Creek Arts Festival will present world-class visual, culinary, and performing arts to enrich your lives - so that for three days, you can immerse yourselves and truly Live Love Art.

2013 Poster First and foremost, the Festival showcases the visual arts. Right now, 250 of the nation's finest artists are putting the finishing touches on their artwork and packing vans for a journey to Denver.  Staff are attending to the thousands of details that an outdoor event of this size requires; while our sponsors are providing the support that allows us to light up the streets of Cherry Creek North with art, music, artivities, and culinary delights.


Adding to the excitement this year is a special insight into the artistic future. When you enter the Innovators Club tent, you'll see how our seven finalists envision the future of the arts. We especially appreciate our Innovators Club sponsor, Arrow Electronics, for making this possible. We thank all of our sponsors for their generous support of the Festival and year-round arts education  - without them, these programs would not be possible.
2011 ccaf terry adams We also appreciate the work of our volunteers (and, by the way, it's not too late to volunteer; we need you. Please see the volunteer information in the right-hand column.)

Mark Your Calendars

We hope you'll make your plans now to visit the Festival on July 5, 6, and 7 in Cherry Creek North. We couldn't ask for a more beautiful and quaint setting for the Cherry Creek Arts Festival. We're very appreciative of the local merchants, businesses, residents and neighbors as they roll out the red carpet for our guests. July is just around the corner and we can't wait for you to Live Love Art.

Terry Adams
President & CEO
Cherry Creek Arts Festival


Final available tickets are on sale for the Opening Gala; attendance is limited to and sells out at 238 annually. Proceeds benefit CCAF's statewide education programs. Gala packages include the Gala dinner on July 2, as well as, the Festival VIP Club at the JW Marriott on July 5, 6 and 7. Live Love Art, and celebrate the 2013 Festival with us. 
Enjoy Performance Painter Tim Decker At The Festival

Tim Decker Tim Decker, a nationally-renowned speed painter, will entertain and amaze visitors at this year's Festival with three shows each day at the new Innovator's Club tent. 

Accompanied by music and painting with brushes in both hands, Decker will paint portraits of innovators on Friday and Saturday at 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., and on Sunday at noon, and 2 p.m. and 4 p.m..  During each performance, Decker will paint two large (4' x 4' or 5' x 5') portraits for a total of 18 paintings. Some will be for sale at the Festival.

Decker has been featured on CBS, NBC, ABC, and FOX television networks. The artist, from northeastern Pennsylvania, says he woke up one morning in 2009 and decided he wanted to be speed painter. It became his passion and his life. He has since performed all around the country at public and corporate events. Don't miss this fast-paced performance!
Esprit de She  

Athleta Esprit de She Run Scheduled For Sunday,  

July  7


Runners can sign up for the Athleta Esprit de She 5K and 10K races, a special Cherry Creek Arts Festival event, by visiting www.espritdeshe.com or by registering at the Esprit de She booth at the Festival. Races will begin at the Bed Bath & Beyond parking lot on University Ave. on Sunday morning, July 7 at 8 am.


Registration fees, $40 for the 5K and $50 for the 10K, include a "Friend of the Festival" membership, and two celebratory mimosas at the Festival's Beer Garden. Cherry Arts 365 includes several benefits during the Festival (visit our membership page) so racers are encouraged to pick up their registration packets on Friday to enjoy membership benefits throughout the Festival.

Esprit de She supports the Girls on the Run program, a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching life skills through organized running activities to 8- to 13 year-old girls.
Bid To Give At The 2013 Art Auction 
Monday, July 1st

There will be over 100 wonderful choices at the annual Festival Art Auction. Exhibiting artists donate works, and proceeds go to supporting our year-round art education programs. The Art Auction will be located at Clayton and 2nd Ave. In addition to the onsite location, you can bid on your favorites online starting July 1. 
Innovator Finalists Chosen

The futuristic work of seven artists, chosen from a pool of 120, will debut in the Innovator's Club tent this year. The artists, who work in mixed media, sculpture, digital and electronic arts, have created pieces specifically for the Five Years Out Arrow Art Challenge, sponsored by Arrow Electronics. One of these artists, who hale from seven different states, will receive the Innovators Award of $10,000 and a jury-exempt invitation to exhibit at the 2014 Festival. Stefan Begej, a Colorado artist who works in mixed media, is one of the finalists. 
See Us On 9NEWS, Speer Blvd, Cherry Creek North...

With more than 250 visual artists, plus seven Innovator finalists, scores of performing and culinary artists, music, artivities, demonstrations, and wonderful foods and beverages, the Cherry Creek Arts Festival is a unique and special event. But it would not happen without visitors. Thus, you'll see promotions for the Festival all around Denver and on TV. Channel 9, KUSA, is running the following 30-second spot.
2013 Cherry Creek Arts Festival
2013 Cherry Creek Arts Festival

In the last newsletter, we announced the Poster Exhibit at DIA and the banners on Speer Blvd. Shoppers at the Cherry Creek Shopping Center can also peruse 2013 merchandise and the Mobile Art Gallery.


2013 Festival posters were also distributed to Cherry Creek North merchants for window displays.


We are thankful to all of our supporters for helping us promote the Festival, including via word of mouth. Please tell your friends, families, customers, clients, and neighbors about the Cherry Creek Arts Festival on July 5, 6 and 7 - and invite them to attend. Invite them to Live Love Art!
Live Love Art

Be a member. Give to the arts. One day they'll give back. 
There should be no limit to a child's imagination. Join Cherry Creek Arts Festival's year-round nonprofit mission to bring art to Colorado schools.

Be a Friend, a VIP Supporter, or a Gala Patron. Visit CherryArts.org/365 to learn more and become a member.  

The Cherry Arts 365 Membership Program is presented by King Soopers in association with Heinrich Marketing.   

Visit Us On Facebook And Follow Us On Twitter

The festival is a social event - so we invite you to get social with us.  Keep up to date with the latest happenings at http://www.facebook.com/cherryarts. You can also follow us on Twitter at @cherryarts, using the 2013 hashtag #loveccaf. 

In This Issue
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Quick Links

 Exhibiting Artists 


Festival Store  

 Past newsletters & merchant info 

now on sale!

You're invited!

Denver's art patron event
of the season:
Tuesday, July 2

2013 Distinguished Patron: 
Celebrating Linda Goto 
Accepted by
The Mask Project

The Arts Festival annually honors passionate and dedicated contributors to Denver's art community, art experiences and art education.




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


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 toward its goals by volunteering for one of our many committees during the event.

The Volunteer Program is presented by Xfinity

Photo by John Schultz
2013 Poster Artist Tres Taylor signs posters at the Poster Signing Party at Earl's restaurant on June 11
Photo By Frank Montanez

Promotion in Cherry Creek Shopping Center

CCAF's 2013 Mobile Art Gallery and Merchandise in Cherry Creek Shopping Center

Look for these in your local King Soopers! Give to the arts, and one day they'll give back. These are part of the Cherry Arts 365 program.

More events by CCAF


August 10, 2013




June 27: Final Production Meeting
July 2: Opening Gala
July 5, 6, 7 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) 23rd Annual Cherry Creek Arts Festival
July 5 Opening Night Celebration

August 10, 2013: Cherry Creek North Food & Wine

October 1 -- December 1, 2013: 2014 VISUAL ARTIST CALL FOR ENTRIES  


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