The 31st annual festival by CherryArts brings art for everyone to Denver
DENVER (June 2022) — CherryArts announces the return of the Cherry Creek Arts Festival to its original location in Cherry Creek North on July 1, 2, and 3, with more than 250 national and international artists, 15 performing artists, Creation Station activities for children, food, and interactive art experiences for everyone.
“We are thrilled to be back to our traditional July dates in the wonderful Cherry Creek North neighborhood,” said Tara Brickell, CherryArts executive director. “We’re excited to showcase a tremendous group of artists for our incredible arts-loving community, and to help further our long-standing mission of providing art experiences to all.”
This year’s festival hours are Friday and Saturday, July 1 and 2, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, July 3, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Accessibility hour is on Friday from 9 to 10 a.m.
Highlights of the 2022 Cherry Creek Arts Festival include:
- more than 250 national and international artists, showcasing medias including painting, photography, ceramics, drawing, glass, metalworks, mixed media, jewelry, wood, fiber, digital art, printmaking, and sculpture
- the return of the Student Art Buying program, which gives students from 22 Colorado schools the opportunity to purchase artwork from Cherry Creek Arts Festival artists for permanent installation at their schools
- 15 performing artists throughout the three-day event, including Mary Louise Lee Band
- Creation Station, offering a variety of free art-focused activities for children, including dozens of interactive art experiences, like a collaborative mural and printmaking
- food and beverage offerings from more than 25 Colorado businesses
CherryArts is hosting a kick-off celebration for the festival on Wednesday, June 29, at Hotel Clio. Tickets for that event are available here.
This year’s commemorative festival poster features Light Born in Spring by Colorado painter Noelle Phares, “a meditation on the changing landscapes of modern Colorado as the human footprint reaches farther and farther into the Rocky Mountains, and a gentle suggestion to keep some places wild.” The festival poster is available for purchase at CherryArtShop.org and on the event site. A limited number of signed editions are available.
This year’s festival is free and open to the public, as always, and tickets are not required.
Your Neighborhood Toyota Stores is the Presenting Sponsor of the 2022 Cherry Creek Arts Festival in association with Canvas Credit Union, Cherry Creek North, Cherry Creek Shopping Center, Lifetime Windows, Monkey Shoulder, Orvis, RE/MAX, Xcel Energy, and Xfinity. Associate Media Partners include Denver7, The Denver Post, Wiesner Media’s Colorado Homes & Lifestyles, Mountain Living, Colorado Expressions, and Colorado Biz magazines and Audacy Denver’s Alice 105.9, 99.5 The Mountain, Comedy 103.1 and The BET 1430 radio stations. Supporting Sponsors include Crafthouse Cocktails, Hendrick’s Gin, and Pepsi. Contributing Sponsors include Baird, Basil Hayden, Creative Law, Don Julio, Frame de Art, Halcyon Hotel, Happy Llama Inc., Ketel One Botanical, the MDC Richmond American Foundation, Meow Wolf, Molly’s Spirits, and UCHealth. Additional support provided by SCFD, the National Endowment for the Arts, Colorado Creative Industries, and the Sheila Fortune Foundation.
CherryArts is a year-round nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide access to art experiences and support arts education in Colorado. CherryArts produces the Cherry Creek Arts Festival presented by Toyota, and other signature immersive art events offered in unique settings, to provide the funding and an audience for delivering arts education programming. CherryArts recently doubled its annual impact, serving more than 46,000 students through its experiential art programs, including the Mobile Art Gallery, Student Art Buying Program, Art Kits, Mobile Art Cart: Printmaking Edition, Ink the City, and the Alliance Project. These mobile programs bring art experiences directly into schools with the goal of fostering lifelong relationships with arts and culture. CherryArts’ programs advance Colorado’s creative economy by educating the next generation about art appreciation and opportunities for working in and supporting the arts. For more information about CherryArts, please visit cherryarts.org or engage on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, using @CherryArts and #CherryArts.