Cherry Creek Arts Festival

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Cherry Creek Arts Festival

July 1-3, 2017
Cherry Creek North
Denver, Colorado

Cherry Creek Arts Festival: America’s Most Honored Arts Festival

Celebrating the 27th Annual, no other arts festival in North America has been as honored as the Cherry Creek Arts Festival.  In 2013 for an unprecedented fifth time, CCAF received the Gold Grand Pinnacle from the International Festivals & Events Association, distinguishing it as the top festival in its budget class worldwide.  Furthermore, the Festival was named one of “America’s Best Art Fairs” as chosen by ArtFairCalendar.com readers in a 2013 survey.

Working in a variety of mediums – including paint, drawing, photography, fiber, ceramics, glass, wood, sculpture, metal works, jewelry, graphics / printmaking and mixed media, some 250 artists are jury-selected from more than 2,000 entrants by a nationally assembled panel of art professionals and contemporary artists.  The result is a three-day exhibition and sale, annually exceeding $2.7 million, of some of the finest artistic work found anywhere.

And that’s just the beginning.  For the 350,000+ annual attendees of the Cherry Creek Arts Festival, viewing and buying art is just one of the activities, from a colorful palette, of things to see and do.  Music and dance emanate from the main performance stage.  Performance artists can be discovered coming down the streets throughout the weekend, surprising and delighting Festival goers.  For those who want to get their hands messy, self-expression is alive and well in the Festival’s “Artivity Avenue”, especially for the little ones.  There are also special exhibitions of emerging artists, special collections and an art auction.  For those who want to satisfy their senses of taste and smell, the Festival’s food and beverage area features top notch restaurants which sample some of the region’s finest gastronomic offerings.

The Cherry Creek Arts Festival (CCAF) is the signature event of CherryArts, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to provide access to a broad array of arts experiences and support arts education in Colorado. Along with the arts festival itself, CherryArts fulfills its year-round art education and outreach mission through art programs in Colorado schools throughout the state.

Key Elements
  • Top-Rated Arts Festival in the United States
  • With 350,000+ attendees, ranked as one of region’s top non-venue attractions by the Denver Business Journal
  • Highly sought-after upper tier attendee demographics


Event Sponsorship Opportunities

For information on sponsoring the Cherry Creek Arts Festival, please contact Bruce Erley.

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