July 16, 2015
In This Issue
Save the Dates!
Cherry Creek North Food & Wine
August 8, 2015
Celebrate the diverse and sophisticated tastes of Cherry Creek North complemented with wine, beer, spirits, live music and more, now produced by CCAF hosts, the Cherry Creek North BID.

Cherry Arts Festival at Stanley
CherryArts at Stanley will feature 100 exhibiting artists, entertainment, a children's Creation Station, as well as beverage and culinary experiences.

2016 Cherry Creek Arts Festival 

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Connect with the Cherry Creek Arts Festival year round on our social media! Head over to our Facebook page to checkout photos from the 2015 Festival.

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2015 Festival Photos
Photo by Brian Reed
Photo by Melanie Burnell Rapp
Photo by Paul Malinowski
Photo by Patty Penta
Photo by Randy Moore
Photo by Melanie Burnell Rapp
Photo by Melanie Burnell Rapp
Photo by Patty Penta
Photo by Melanie Burnell Rapp
Photo by Brian Reed
Photo by Frank Montanez
Photo by Mark Smith
Photo by Jack Dysart

Photo by Brian Reed

Photos by R. Tony Smith

CherryArts Sculpture
Artist: Garrett Brown

Check out:
 "2015 Photographer Favorites"
on our Facebook page
Thank you...

My first duty as the new leader of the Cherry Creek Arts Festival is to congratulate everyone on another incredible, art filled weekend. It was a perfect way to celebrate our 25th anniversary. With over 350,000 attendees, 260 artists, 30 stage performances, 18 food vendors and hundreds of volunteers, once again the Cherry Creek Art Festival proved why it is one of the best art festivals in the country. There are many to thank for this continued success, our artists, volunteers, sponsors, Cherry Creek North merchants, board of directors, vendors, non-profit partners, security team and most of all you. Without all of your support the festival would not enjoy the success and accolades it continues to receive. I especially want to thank those patrons who took home artwork from one of our amazing artists. Your investment is why the best artists from around the world want to come to the Cherry Creek Art Festival year after year.

I also want to give special recognition to the staff of Cherry Arts and all of our partners that made this a fabulous celebration. This year I served simply as an observer to the choreography that goes into creating such a special event. The biggest thing I got out of my observations was the incredible sense of family created by all of those that bring the festival together. I am honored to be a part of such a tireless, dedicated staff.

I look forward to seeing all of you next year! Be sure to join us for the Cherry Arts Festival at Stanley October 23rd-25th. Keep an eye on the website for more information coming soon.

Artfully yours,

Chris Stevens
President & CEO

2015 Artist Award Winners
On Friday, July 3, the Cherry Creek Arts Festival held its annual Artist Awards Dinner, where exhibiting artists came together to celebrate the 25th Anniversary Arts Festival and honor the 2015 Artist Awards Winners. The following 11 artists are the only exhibiting artists who are automatically invited to return for the 2016 Arts Festival. A group of independent jurors determined the following artists to be the 2015 award winners.
Best of Show: Chia Haruta, graphics and printmaking

2nd Place: Kaiser Suidan, ceramics
3rd Place: Richard Hall, painting

Merit Winners: Shadow May, sculpture; Dolan Geiman, mixed media; John Mascoll, wood; Paveen Chunhaswasd, ceramics; Jennifer McCurdy, ceramics.
Juror's Award: Pamela Balies, painting
Juror's Award: Patty Roberts, glass
Juror's Award: Jerry Brem, painting
Janus Student Art Buying Showcase

On Friday, July 3, title sponsor Janus presented the Student Arts Buying Showcase. Students from select schools had the opportunity to purchase art for their schools and the Mobile Art Gallery, a unique exhibit that travels to schools throughout Colorado. They then showcased the pieces that they chose to the public and answered questions about why they chose each pieces. 
Photo by Randy Moore
Photo by Randy Moore

This year we were joined by associate sponsor Woody Creek Distillers for the first time, presenting the Woody Creek Distillers Festival Night and Woody Creek Distillers Festival VIP Club.

Thank you for your support of the Festival and for the Woody Creek Distillers Lounge featuring classic Woody Creek cocktails, vodka samples and more!

The Biennial of the Americas

Join the excitement... now through July 19, with programming continuing through August 30.

The Biennial of the Americas is a festival of ideas, art and culture hosted on alternating years in Denver that invites the community to participate with art exhibitions, installations and cultural programming (many of which are free.) The theme of the 2015 Festival is "NOW!" and explores our exceptional times in the Western Hemisphere and what makes them unique and transformational. View the full schedule of events here.
Save the Date: October 23-25, 2015
Cherry Arts Festival at Stanley
National Art, Local Flavor & Creative Living

CherryArts is excited to partner with Stanley Marketplace in their opening year to create an event that will grow and thrive within this unique urban marketplace. Cherry Arts Festival at Stanley will feature 100 exhibiting artists, entertainment, a children's Creation Station as well as culinary and beverage experiences. Don't miss the big Opening Night event on Friday, October 23 as we kickoff the full weekend of national art, local flavor and creative living, as well as a preview of Stanley Marketplace!