Psst… Cherry Creek Arts Festival 2016

Cherry Creek Arts Festival | The Denver Ear

The Cherry Creek Arts Festival will be returning to the Cherry Creek North neighborhood in Denver this Independence Day Weekend, July 1st through July 4th, 2016.

The 26th Annual Cherry Creek Arts Festival offers a world-class celebration of visual, culinary and performing arts with hundreds of artists sharing their unique expressions at the Festival site and patrons benefit from engaging in cultural and arts education experiences.

Cherry Creek Arts Festival 2016 | The Denver Ear

Photograph by ©Emelyn Morris. Courtesy of ©Cherry Creek Arts Festival

This year’s Arts Festival will feature 250 national and international artists in 13 media categories, offering something for everyone. Seventy-five artists are first-time CCAF exhibitors, and 26 exhibitors are from Colorado, providing an opportunity to highlight the local art community.

In addition to arts, the Cherry Creek Arts Festival will feature nearly 20 culinary vendors and food trucks that offer a wide variety of cuisines and some healthier meal options. All vendors are supporters of Green Up Cherry Arts, a long-term program with a goal to work toward Zero Waste and educate the public about responsibly disposing of trash at the site of the Festival.
This year, the Festival welcomes five food trucks onsite: BepVietUSA, Dos Locos, Simply Pizza, Spud
Nation and The Real Deal. Festival patrons can cool off with drinks from Blue Moon Brewing Company, Hendrick’s Gin, Ketel One Vodka, Francis Ford Coppola Winery, Milagro Tequila and Pepsi.

Cherry Creek Arts Festival 2016 | The Denver Ear

Photograph by ©Frank Montanez. Courtesy of ©Cherry Creek Arts Festival

Visit the Janus Main Stage and Blue Moon Beer Garden on Fillmore to enjoy music performances throughout the Cherry Creek Arts Festival weekend. Experience performances by Megan Burtt, Global Soul Experience, Spinphony and more. Join the Festival Nights from 8pm to 10pm on Saturday, July 2nd, for a performance by Taylor Scott Band, and Sunday, July 3rd, for performance by the Mary Louise Lee Band.

Bring your kiddos to the Cherry Creek Arts Festival as well! The Festival will feature a special “Artivity Avenue”, presented by King Soopers. Artivity Avenue offers a full block of family-friendly, interactive activities. Situated on Steele Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues, ART-ivities annually include a collaborative mural, “Be a Part of Art,” painted by the community and the “Creation Station,” presented by Cruisin’ 1430 AM, with various activities for younger children.

Cherry Creek Arts Festival 2016 | The Denver Ear

Photograph by ©Frank Montanez. Courtesy of ©Cherry Creek Arts Festival

This year, children can create spin art, play with food, create critters and flowers with the Paddington Station Preschool, color in velvet art sheets with Chabad Lubavitch of Colorado, enjoy sensory finger painting with FireFly Autism and so much more!

Psst… We also have a special secret for you too. The Cherry Creek Arts Festival will be making an appearance at Stanley Marketplace this September! CherryArts Festival at Stanley is a celebration of national art and local flavor at one of Denver’s most anticipated shopping and dining venues, Stanley Marketplace, the former aviation facility located adjacent to the Stapleton community in Aurora.

The event will take place September 16, 17 and 18, hosting 100 juried artists exhibiting in the mixed-use indoor and outdoor event facility. Proceeds from the event will go towards the CherryArts’ year-round arts education and outreach mission.

For more information about this weekend’s Cherry Creek Arts Festival, including the Opening Gala, the 2016 Commemorative Poster, the Janus Student Art Buying Program, the Arrow Five Years Out Art Challenge and the Perspective Elevated events, visit: