June 29, 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

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Cirque du Soleil at CCAF + discount!

Don't miss the Cirque du Soleil Kurios features at CCAF!
Experience the Kurios universe in an interactive social media artistic video opportunity on Artivity Avenue, an incredible original art and ticket package in the Art Auction, and opportunities to win free tickets to the show.

Cirque du Soleil Kurios is now playing Under the Big Top  
at the Pepsi Center Grounds
until July 26.

#TBT and #FlashbackFriday
CCAF 90's Photos





1991 Commemorative Poster

1992 Commemorative Poster

1993 Commemorative Poster

Poster, 1994
1994 Commemorative Poster

Dear Friends of the Cherry Creek Arts Festival,
The excitement is palpable now as we're just three short days away from celebrating with you! The 25th Anniversary show is going to be extraordinary. Along with all of the incredible artists, interactive art installations and amazing performing arts for you to enjoy, we've created some 25th Anniversary moments that you won't want to miss. 

The fun starts on Thursday, July 2, to kick off the festival weekend with Art- NOW! This is going to be a great party where you can view 28 of the visual artists in a cool evening setting and enjoy live music curated by our friends at the Biennial of the Americas! This is a great opportunity to support our artists while having a fantastic evening. 

We'll see you soon!

Tara Brickell, Interim Director 
The Cherry Creek Arts Festival
FREE Artist Preview and Silver Soiree

Thursday, July 2, 7:00pm - 10:00pm 
Cherry Creek North's Clayton Street
between 2nd & 3rd Avenues

Join us for Art-NOW! --the free artist preview event and Silver Soiree presented by PERSPECTIVE. This event is a great way to get a sneak peek of 28 of the 260 visual artists juried for the 25th Anniversary Cherry Creek Arts Festival the night before it opens. The party features live music curated by the Biennial of the Americas.
Venus Cruz at 8 p.m.
iZCALLi at 9 p.m.

Checkout PERSPECTIVE's limited VIP package here

Social Media Contest
One lucky winner will receive TWO Woody Creek Distillers Festival VIP Club Passes to the 2015 Festival. This package includes all three-days of Festival VIP Club access at the JW Marriott, one meal daily, complimentary beverages, a one-yr subscription to Colorado Homes & 
Lifestyles Magazine, a complimentary commemorative poster and discounts on onsite festival merchandise. Click here for more details.
Festival To-Do List!

Look for these incredible features
at the Cherry Creek Arts Festival:
  • Art Auction @ 2nd and Clayton
  • Anniversary Street Party at Janus Plaza @ Fillmore between 1st and 2nd
  • Arrow Innovators Club & Performance Stage @ St. Paul between 2nd and 3rd
  • ART-ivity Avenue @ Steele between 1st and 2nd
  • Culinary Avenue @ St. Paul between 2nd and 3rd
  • Janus Main Stage Live Music @ Fillmore near 1st
  • Test Drive a Toyota @ 2nd and Detroit

Art Auction Goes Live June 29

Bid Online at the Cherry Creek Art Festival Art Auction Starting Monday, June 29


Support the Festival's year-round arts education mission


Kick off your visit to the Cherry Creek Arts Festival with a stop at the Art Auction Exhibit to view and bid on original works of art. You can bid both in person at the Festival and online at the website. The art is generously donated by exhibiting artists with proceeds going towards CCAF's year-round art education programs.


The auctions opens Monday, June 29, and closes Sunday, July 5. Bids close in a staggering format beginning at 6 p.m.

Colorado Artists
28 of the 260 artists are local! 

Kevin DesPlanques (wood), Mancos, CO
Jeff Curry (photography), Boulder, CO
Fred Pichon (painting), Denver, CO
Ana Maria Botero (painting), Longmont, CO
Janus Art Experience
Join us for an exciting lineup on Clayton between 2nd and 3rd!

Collaboration: Cherry Creek Arts Festival and Denver Arts & Venues

Denver's Cultural Plan, IMAGINE 2020: Vision Element #5: "Local Talent Thrives"


Ever wonder if the festival and outdoor fair fine art market is right for you? On Friday, July 3, participate in an Outdoor Visual Art Exhibition: Artist Panel Discussion and Reception. CCAF is collaborating with Denver Arts & Venues for a special panel discussion on topics including exhibiting at outdoor shows, mastering the jury process and more. It is FREE to attend, RSVP requested.

3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Artist Panel Discussion
4:30 p.m. Reception, social and networking hosted by Denver Arts & Venues


Cultural Showcase: Takayama

On Saturday, July 4, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Denver's Sister City, Takayama, Japan, will be sharing a cultural showcase including Yukata (kimono) demonstration, flute performance and a Japanese woodblock print experience. The Mayor of Takayama will be present to greet guests.

Dawson Dance 

There will be two dance performances by Dawson Dance from San Fransisco. Dawson Dance SF breaks down the barriers placed on classical ballet, and brings to light the strength and beauty that artists possess within themselves, allowing them to explore their voices through choreography and vision. Through this process, artists transform themselves, audiences, and the world of dance.

Saturday, July 4 at 3 p.m.
Sunday, July 5 at 1:30 p.m.

Canvas and Cocktails

On Sunday, July 5, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. there is a Canvas and Cocktails event open to the public! For $15 (canvas and all materials included), let the Festival inspire you and Celebrate YOUR Imagination. 
Whether you are an aspiring Van Gogh or just looking to explore your creative side, you are sure to go home with a painting that is uniquely yours. Buy your seat here
NEW! Snapchat and Periscope

For the first time ever, the Festival will be on Snapchat and Periscope! We'll be posting photos and streaming live video throughout the weekend. Search username "CherryArts" on both to follow us and see live updates.