The Canvas
May 12, 2015
In This Issue
Additional Events
Opening Gala
Thursday, July 2

An exclusive art preview and buying reception topped off with a stunning culinary dining experience.

2015 Distinguished Patron:
Mr. Terry Adams

Festival VIP Club
Elevate your Festival experience with a VIP weekend package.

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Quick Links
Exhibiting Artists
Art Shop
Directions & Maps
Upcoming Dates & Events

Friday, May 15, 2015

Another fine art show by the CCAF team, October 23-25, 2015

Join Perspective for a night of crafting with Upstairs Circus
Thursday, June 11
6:30 p.m.

TEDxMileHigh 2015: 
Ideas Unbridled
Saturday, June 13
11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Join Perspective at TEDxMileHigh as they connect curious minds to ideas and actions shaping the future of the west, and ultimately, the world.

Click here to purchase tickets.
Connect With Us
Do you have beautiful memories of the Cherry Creek Arts Festival from the past 25 years? Share your photos with us and you could be featured on 
Cherry Arts' social media.


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Celebrate imagination using the hashtag #cherryarts.
Photos & Fun

Photo: Bruce Ryman

First Poster: The Rainbow Sky of Denver, 1991, by Emanuel Martinez

We are so excited to be two months out from celebrating a historic year for the Cherry Creek Arts Festival! The 25th Anniversary is upon us, and we couldn't be more thrilled to share this with you on the vibrant streets of Cherry Creek North July 3, 4, 5.

Back in January our all-star anniversary jury came together to select 260 artists from across the nation that are preparing their artwork for exhibition. These artists are the reason we do what we do and are busy in their studios engaging their imaginations and creating work we can all enjoy in July.  

When I think about celebrating the 25th Anniversary, I think about how the Arts Festival has grown into a thriving year-round arts organization, CherryArts. We are able to do this because of you. Because of your support, we can continue the grand tradition of the Cherry Creek Arts Festival and impact students lives year round.

Tara Brickell, Interim Director
The Cherry Creek Arts Festival
Celebrate Imagination
at the 25th Anniversary

The CCAF is proud to celebrate 25 years of inspiring imagination in the arts and supporting arts education. To honor this anniversary, we ask you to join the celebration on social media. Share your favorite memories throughout the years, photos of our commemorative posters, your favorite t-shirt and more! Please share using the #cherryarts hashtag.

CCAF has also debuted its new website. With a clean look and easy navigation, the website allows you to get to know the Festival, shop for art and explore the CherryArts education initiatives all year long. 
2015 Festival Poster Artist: 
Kelly Schurger 

"As It Was In 1915" is this year's commemorative poster, created by Kelly Schurger. 

Schurger is a landscape artist who combines contemporary art with realism to give landscape pieces a unique feel. 

"I think so often people miss some of the more simplistic beauty that surrounds us...the way the clouds
hug the mountains, or the multitude of colors in a mountain stream," said Schurger. "Keeping each piece simple allows viewers to use his/her memory and imagination to 
make it his/her own."

Click here to purchase the 2015 commemorative poster today.
2015 Artist Breakdown

The 2015 Arts Festival will feature 260 juried exhibitors, including 14 artistic award winners returning from the 2014 show and 4 emerging artists. We look forward to celebrating the imaginations of these incredible creators at our 25th Anniversary! 

Click here for more information about the jury process and to see all participating artists.
For the 14th year, Janus, CCAF title sponsor and a global investment management company based in Denver, Colorado, is pleased to continue support of this exceptional community of artists and learners through this one-of-a-kind experiential art education program. 
Students explore the world of art in a classroom module that culminates in a hands-on art buying experience at the Cherry Creek Arts Festival. Through the program, students learn and practice valuable skills, such as teamwork, negotiation, art appreciation, art-buying, public speaking and more.
To learn more about the program, click here. Join us on Friday, July 3rd as student representatives participate in the art buying experience. From 1:30 - 2:30 p.m., students will display their pieces in a gallery-type setting and present their pieces to an art review panel.
Volunteer Shout Out

Photo by John Sadler
The Cherry Creek Arts Festival would not be possible without our volunteers. Nearly 1,000 volunteers join us each year and serve on a variety of committees to help present a broad array of art experiences over the 4th of July weekend and represent the CherryArts brand. 

Will you join us this year? Click here to find out how you can become a volunteer.