Cherry Creek Arts Festival: ARTIST PREVIEW EVENT - FREE

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SAVE THE DATE for our annual FREE opening night public celebration, the Artist Preview Event, taking place Thursday, July 5th in Denver's Cherry Creek North EXCLUSIVELY on Clayton Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues.

This event annually takes on the eve of the Cherry Creek Arts Festival, which runs July 6, 7, 8, 2018 from Clayton to Steele Streets and between 2nd and 3rd Avenues.

Join us for a “sneak peek” at 40 of the 250 juried visual artists that will exhibit at the Cherry Creek Arts Festival. The evening is produced in association with PERSPECTIVE, the CherryArts young professionals and features live music, tasty spirits & beverages and other exciting programming!

**Don’t miss the INCREDIBLE SURPRISE street performance at the AFTER PARTY** — Takes place 8:45pm, at the intersection of 2nd Avenue and Clayton Street, during the Artist Preview Event.

Congratulations to our 2018 featured Gala Artists:

First Name Last Name Discipline

Cort Anderson, Photography
Dennis Angel, Drawing
Carla Bank, Painting
Beth Bojarski Painting
Kristine Bolhuis, Jewelry
Mark Brown, Painting
Jennifer Cavan, Drawing
Rey D’Alfonso, Painting
Patricia DeLeon-Alfonso, Painting
Hannah Dreiss & Nemo, Metalworks
Matt Estrada, Wood
Betsy Giberson, Fiber
Miles Glynn, Photography
Melodie Grace, Ceramics
Joseph Graci, Wood
Stephen Harmston, Printmaking
Jenny Henley, Mixed Media
Steve Jones, Mixed Media
Lisa Telling, Kattenbrake Fiber
William Kidd, Ceramics
Nick Leonoff, Glass
Linda Lewis, Ceramics
Jera Lodge, Jewelry
Jessica Magee, Painting
Lauren Markley, Jewelry
Kelly Marshall, Fiber
Brice McCasland, Mixed Media
Jennifer McCurdy, Ceramics
Alice McLean, Metalworks
Igor Menaker, Photography
Nikki Nation, Jewelry
Randy O’Brien, Ceramics
Ed Pribyl, Sculpture
Ella Richards, Mixed Media
Caitie Sellers, Jewelry
Cheryl Mackey Smith, Ceramics
Seth Smith, Painting
Elliot Stith, Wood
Daryl Thetford, Digital Art
Greg Turco, Photography
Mark Winter, Sculpture
Glenn Woods, Ceramics

Additional exciting events for your calendar:

Opening Gala: Thursday, July 5, 2018, 5:00pm--9:00pm
Denver's patron event of the season for art education is hosted by the JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek and benefits CCAF's 501(c)(3) non-profit mission and year-round art education programs in schools. The Gala night in an exclusive art preview and buying reception topped-off with a stunning culinary dinner experience, and honors our 2018 Distinguished Patron, VISIT DENVER. Opening Gala tickets are now on sale and include "Festival VIP Club" access July 6, 7, 8, 2018.

Festival VIP Club: July 6, 7, 8, 2018
Elevate your festival experience, hosted by the JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek. An elegant way to celebrate your 4th of July weekend, and a great gift for friends, family and visiting guests! Packages include 3-day, transferable access, meal, elegant private dining, complimentary sponsored beverages and more.

Bubbles and Bites FREE EVENT: Saturday July 7, 8:30am--10:30am, Cherry Creek North Art Galleries!
stART your festival experience with a tour of the Cherry Creek North Arts District with mimosas and light snacks! Admission is free, just like the Cherry Creek Arts Festival, and once your tour is complete, you can continue your art experience with a visit to the festival, which begins 10:00am each day of the weekend.


Janus Henderson Investors presents the 2018 Cherry Creek Arts Festival officially sponsored by Arrow Electronics and Your Hometown Toyota Stores. Associate sponsors are Blue Moon Brewing Company, Cherry Creek North, Cherry Creek Shopping Center, Frame de Art, Glenfiddich Whisky, Hendrick’s Gin, JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek, Monkey Shoulder, Room & Board, the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District and Xfinity. They are joined by Associate Media Sponsors, 9NEWS, Colorado Homes & Lifestyles, Mountain Living, ColoradoBiz Magazine, The Denver Post Community, Alice 105.9, 99.5 The Mountain, Comedy 103.1, Crusin’ 1430 AM and KS 107.5. Supporting Sponsors include Collector’s Specialty Woods, Happy Llama Inc., Levitt Pavilion Denver, Pepsi and Tru>Fit Athletic Clubs Colorado. Contributing Sponsors include Blake Communications, Colorado Business Bank, Creative Law Network, Halcyon Hotel, John Atencio, the MDC Foundation, Meow Wolf, Moxy Denver Cherry Creek, Stanley Marketplace and Volution Media.

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