Your Guide to All Things Art at the Cherry Creek Arts Festival in Denver
Love live concerts and artistic performances? What about delicious cuisine and breathtaking pieces of art? If you said yes to either of those questions, you’ll want to make plans to attend the Cherry Creek Arts Festival in Denver.
The Cherry Creek Arts Festival is a world-class and award-winning event that’s committed to celebrating visual, performing, culinary, and all other forms of art. So, if you’re an art lover looking for a great place to go during the first weekend of July, here’s everything you need to know about the Cherry Creek Arts Festival.
The Cherry Creek Arts Festival: When & Where
The 2017 Cherry Creek Arts Festival kicks off on July 1st and runs all the way through July 3rd. For these three days, Denver’s Cherry Creek North Shopping District will transform into a wonderland featuring delicious eats, spectacular pieces of art, and artists’ demonstrations to inspire your creative side.
More of a music fan? The Cherry Creek Arts Festival will be celebrating that, as well, with live musical performances taking place all weekend long. Plus, with interactive “ARTivities” your kids can join in on the fun, too!
Best of all, it won’t cost you a dime to attend this year’s Cherry Arts Festival!
Let’s Get Artsy
Artists from all over the country will be showcasing their best works at this year’s Cherry Creek Arts Festival. From jewelry pieces to mixed media sculptures to paintings and photography, it’s all here. And if you find a few that you really like, you can buy them at the festival or online.
Check out the Janus Henderson Investors Art Experience if you want to make your time at the festival a bit more interactive. Here, you and your friends can sign up for a private session where you can relax and paint. It may also feature a few workshops to really get your creative juices flowing. Plus, you may even catch a few pop-up performances around the area.
Strike Up the Band
The Cherry Creek Arts Festival isn’t all about paintings and visual works of art. There will also be tons of amazing live musical performances throughout the weekend. So, grab your favorite concert buddy and head over to the festival to enjoy the shows!
One of the biggest performers at this year’s festival is the Rebirth Brass Band, a New Orleans institution known worldwide for their signature brass funk sound. They’re set to hit the Janus Main Stage and Blue Moon Beer Garden on July 2nd at 8:00 PM. Click here for more concert and ticket information.
Dig into Some Good Eats
No festival is complete without some delicious eats. That’s why the Cherry Creek Arts Festival includes Culinary Avenue, a place where you can eat all the incredible foods and decadent treats you want.
For the entire weekend, the street around the festival will be lined with tons of local vendors serving some of their most delicious eats. On top of that, the Blue Moon Beer Garden will be returning with great drinks, beers, and fun for all.
While the official list of culinary artists has yet to be released, we can assume that you’ll be in for a treat based on last year’s list. For culinary artists and vendor updates, connect with the Cherry Creek Arts Festival on Facebook.
Fun for the Entire Family
With Artivity Avenue, the Cherry Creek Arts Festival can be an incredible event for kids, too! Here, children of all ages can run around, play on the playground, and even take part in a few artistically fun activities!
Some of these activities may include:
- Button making
- Mask making
- Sensory finger painting
Mark Your Calendars Now!
There’s something for everyone to enjoy at the Cherry Creek Arts Festival in Denver. So, if you’re thinking about joining in on all the fun and celebrating all forms of art, mark your calendars and head to the Cherry Creek North Shopping District on July 1-3 for the Cherry Creek Arts Festival!
And remember, admission is free!