May 15, 2014
2011 ccaf terry adams Countdown to the Festival: July 4, 5 & 6

As the weather starts to warm up and everything begins to bloom, it's a sure sign that the 24th annual Cherry Creek Arts Festival is approaching. We're excited to share another fun, dynamic and memorable event.

With 250 juried artists, family-friendly Artivities, music, food, and other events, we're confident you'll enjoy the Festival just as much as we enjoy putting it together.
Thank you for your continued support and participation!
Terry Adams
President and CEO


2014 Festival Poster by Dolan Geiman on Sale Now!
This year's commemorative poster is Dolan Geiman's "Colorado Blue Jay."
Geiman, a mixed-media artist from Chicago, creates unique and original collages from salvaged wood, found objects, and other recycled materials.

Discussing his inspiration for the piece, the Blue Jay, Geiman said, "In Colorado, it is surely one of the most beautiful, its beauty rivaled only by the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains. The intricacy of the piece and brilliance of the bird reflects the ways the Arts Festival brings art to life over the 4th of July weekend."

The poster is available for purchase online at Cherry Art Shop, and visitors to the Festival may also purchase the poster onsite.
 2014 Tagline & Logo

The Cherry Creek Arts Festival is signified each year by a unique cherry logo. For 2014, the realistic cherry is alive with a leafy stem and is dripping with color.

However, as with all art, the interpretation is entirely up to the viewer. It could be said that the rich and colorful cherry symbolizes the Festival's vibrancy.

2014 Festival Features 250 Incredible Visual Artists


250 juried artists and eight "Emerging Artists" will feature their work at the 24th annual Festival. 32 of the artists are from Colorado, and 86 of the artists are first-time CCAF exhibitors. The artists will represent 13 different categories: ceramics, digital art, drawing, fiber, glass, jewelry, metalworks, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and wood.


The exhibiting artists were carefully selected by a panel of jurors from over 2,000 applicants -- making the Cherry Creek Arts Festival one of the most competitive art shows in the nation.

 Congratulations to this year's artists! To view the full list, visit 2014 artists. To see images from each artist, visit the gallery.

Janus Inspires Youth Art Appreciation


Michelangelo once said, "A man paints with his brains, not his hands." Today, there is more evidence than ever of a powerful link between arts education and cognitive development. In an environment where budget cuts are forcing school districts across the nation to either scale back or completely eliminate their arts education programs, Denver-based Janus and the Cherry Creek Arts Festival have - for over 11 years - been helping to keep the arts alive in Colorado schools..

A completely unique initiative, the Janus Student Art Buying Program encourages students to explore art in school and then provides them with a hands-on art-buying experience at the Festival where they get the chance to purchase artwork for permanent installation at their school.
New this year, you are invited to the Janus Student Art Buying Showcase on Saturday, July 5, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Janus Art Experience tent on Fillmore near 2nd Avenue.
Additionally, four schools are given the opportunity to purchase art for the Mobile Art Gallery, which travels to various public schools, libraries, and community centers across the state.
Overall, the program works to foster art exploration and appreciation among students, with the hope of inspiring a life-long sense of self expression through the arts.
To learn more about the initiative, and Janus' other good works in the community, click here.



 Photos by Frank Montanez

Opening Gala Tickets Available Now!


You're invited!

The art patron event of the season:
Thursday, July 3

Support our mission for arts education 365 days a year by joining us for an elegant and memorable evening.

The Opening Gala is hosted by the JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek and presented by Colorado Business Bank and Colorado Homes & Lifestyles.

Interested in Becoming a Volunteer? 


Each year, a team of nearly 1,000 volunteers is needed to produce the Cherry Creek Arts Festival. Our volunteers serve on a variety of committees to help present a broad array of art experiences over the 4th of July weekend. Simply put, we could not be successful without them!

Festival volunteers are dedicated to helping CCAF achieve its overarching mission: supporting arts education in Colorado so that art can live here 365 days a year.

Above all, CCAF volunteers have a great time in a passionate environment.

If you're interested in getting involved, click here.
The volunteer program is presented by Xfinity.             
                                                                                                        Photo by John Schultz

In This Issue
Commemorative Poster
2014 Tagline & Logo
What's New
Janus Student Art Buying
Quick Links

CCAF Website 

Exhibiting Artists 


Festival Shop 

Get Involved 


Let's be friends!

Become a "Friend of the Festival" for only $10 and enjoy perks such as:

-BOGO drink coupon at the Festival
- Merchandise discounts
-Member tent & luxury bathroom access
& more!

Learn more here. 
Save the Date

Cherry Creek North Food & Wine 


Mark your calendars for a spectacular culinary event.


August 9, 2014 



An all-new indoor art show experience produced by the Cherry Creek Arts Festival. 
The Colorado Convention Center: November 14, 15 &16.
Stay tuned and learn more here!
Connect with us

Share how art lives within you.





2013 Event Photos


Photo by Randy Moore

Photo by John Sadler

Photo by Emelyn Morris

Photo by Patty Penta

Photo by Patty Penta 
Upcoming Events
May 20: Volunteer chair meeting
May 21: Poster Reveal Event (by invitation only)
June 23: Arrow Five Years Out Art Challenge Grand Prize selection
June 26: Final production meeting
July 3: Opening Gala
July 3: ART PARTY hosted by Perspective Cherry Arts Young Professionals group
July 4, 5, 6: 24th Annual Cherry Creek Arts Festival
July 5: VIP Celebration (by invitation only) 

Thank you!