The Canvas 

July 18, 2013 

Thank you...

As the dust settles and we take some time to reflect on CCAF 2013, I can't help but think about all of the people who came together to make this year's event such a success, and the list is long. Our board of directors, our staff, the hundreds of volunteers, our sponsors, the Cherry Creek North merchants, the incredibly talented artists, our sponsors, our professional vendors, Cherry Arts 365 members, regional musicians and performing artists, our local non-profit partners, a top notch security team, the City and County of Denver, this year's culinary vendors, and most importantly the 382,000 attendees that spent some of their July 4th weekend  with us!


Great crowds, great weather and some quality programming all came together to make this year's event a huge success. I am personally grateful to each and every one of the many people it takes to pull this off. Your support allows us to provide access to the arts and support art education for so many! Save the Date: July 4, 5, 6, 2014...

Terry Adams

President & CEO
Cherry Creek Arts Festival

Congratulations 2013 Artist Award Winners!

Best of Show
: Aaron Hequembourg - Mixed Media
L-R: Justin Teilhet, Aaron Hequembourg,
Amos Amit. Photo: Patty Penta

Second Place: Justin Teilhet - Ceramics
Third Place:  Amos Amit - Fiber

Merit Awards:
 - Robert Farrell - Metalworks
 - James Nemnich - Mixed Media
 - Chris Dahlquist - Photography
 - Michael Bond Graphics and Printmaking
 - Clifton Henri - Photography

Juror's Award: Larry Fox - Sculpture
Juror's Award: Donna Veverka - Jewelry
Juror's Award: Carolina Cleere - Mixed Media
Art Auction Bidder's Choice Award - Chris Vance - Painting
New People's Choice Award: Amy Flynn - Mixed Media

All award winners receive a jury-exempt invitation to exhibit at the 2014 Cherry Creek Arts Festival. 

47% Waste Diversion: Green Up Cherry Arts SUCCESS!

Below you'll find a quick wrap up of CCAF's "Green Up Cherry Arts" greening efforts as represented though the waste diversion numbers.  Thanks for everyone's support of CCAF's Greening Initiatives. Now in its second year, CCAF has teamed up with the "Green Up Denver" initiative to help Denver's summer festivals: CHUN People's Fair, Denver County Fair, and PrideFest.

Total Landfill Material = 9.83 tons
Total Recycling = 8.13 tons
Total Compost = .66 tons
= 18.62 tons of total material
47% waste diversion

Interpreting the numbersgreen up cherry arts
A 47% waste diversion rate is an 8% increase over last year's 39%, a good improvement in one year.  Eliminating almost half of the trash from our festival in only the 2nd year of the program is an accomplishment shared by all of our departments.  One number that demonstrates our growing "Leave No Trace (LNT)" ethic is the difference in the landfill weights between 2012 and 2013.  In 2012 we landfilled 28,500 lbs of material at CCAF.  In 2013, we reduced that number to 19,660 lbs, a difference of almost 9,000 lbs kept out of the landfill in 2013.  This can be attributed to asking artists, sponsors and other vendors to "pack it out", an improving culinary partner's sustainable product program, and an overall growing LNT  culture within our organization.

Thank you everyone for helping us help waste diversion!


Photograph Patty Penta
ART-felt thanks from the faces behind the Festival 

2013 was an amazing success! We are grateful to everyone for their help. This success enables and strengthens our year-round 501 c3 nonprofit mission to provide access to art experiences and to support art education in Colorado.

Many people worked behind the scenes to bring the 2013 Cherry Creek Arts Festival to life. Pictured here are the staff who led their teams through planning and on-site management (and through rain showers and wind gusts), to make the Festival a success this year.  Pictured left to right: Ricky Williams, Renee Ortiz, Kifungua Ma'at, Bryan Birch, Jeff Parr, Pamelah Maragh, Ira Johnson, Bruce Erley, Connie Lane, Carol Hiller, Jenny Griffin, Amy Curlee, Terry Adams, Jintanat Jintasawaeng, Jason Green, Tara Brickell, R. Tony Smith.

Not pictured: Stephanie Blake, Taylor Grams, Phil Worcester, Jeannie Johnson, Sally Croker, Alyssa Altman, Brittany Lincoln.

We hope the staff's work helped make the 2013 Festival an enjoyable experience for you!


Cherry Creek North Food & Wine 
August 10, 2013 

The 5th annual Cherry Creek North Food & Wine celebrates the culinary arts in Denver's beautiful Cherry Creek North neighborhood on Fillmore Plaza. Express your inner aficionado and join us for a spectacular night of culinary and neighborhood celebration!


Quick Links

 Exhibiting Artists 


 Festival Store: CherryArtShop.org  

 Past newsletters & merchant info 




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

July 4, 5, 6, 2014: 24th Annual Cherry Creek Arts Festival


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