CherryArts Gala for Arts Education

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JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek

150 Clayton Lane

Denver, CO 80206

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Join us for the Denver art patron event of the season benefiting year-round arts education the 2019 CherryArts Gala for Arts Education.
This incredible evening will feature a pop-up art preview of select artists from the 2019 juried Cherry Creek Arts Festival, live entertainment, topped off with a stunning culinary experience.

Proceeds directly support CherryArts education programs in local schools which inspire over 20,000 students annually. CherryArts has designed educational initiatives to nurture future generations of arts supporters and expose young minds to the many social and individual benefits of experiencing and creating art. To fill the growing gaps in art education, CherryArts is committed to doubling the impact of our innovative education programs within three years. Learn more and watch our video here.

The CherryArts Gala for Arts Education is hosted by the JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek and is presented by BOK Financial, Colorado Homes & Lifestyles Magazine, and MDC Richmond American Foundation.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019
5:30pm – 7:00pm
Cocktails, hors d’ oeuvres, pop-up art show and live art demos on the patio at the JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek

7:00pm – 8:30pm Dinner prepared by the JW’s Executive Chef and paired with Coppola wines, Dinner Program includes the ‘Distinguished Patron Honoree

8:30pm – 10:00pm Desserts, live entertainment and dancing, Plus an additional opportunity to view selected pieces of art from the 2019 juried Festival.

2019 Distinguished Patron
Denver Center for the Performing Arts

The Arts Festival annually honors passionate and dedicated contributors to Denver’s art community, art experiences and art education at the Opening Gala.


1) Corporate Table of 10: $2,100
2) Individual Ticket: $210
3) Arts Education Donation: Any Amount

All gala attendees receive:

  • Opening Gala, July 3: free parking, pop-up artist experience, live art, gourmet plated and seated dinner program at the JW Marriott.
  • Festival VIP Club access on-site during festival: July 5, 6, 7, 2019 (Daily complimentary lunch and sponsored beverages, snacks and luxury accommodations located at the JW Marriott)
  • Complimentary admission, Artist Awards Reception
  • Complimentary Valet Parking at the Cherry Creek Shopping Center, each day of the festival (Gala has separate free parking)
  • Complimentary CCAF Commemorative Limited Edition Poster, signed and numbered by the artist. Framing available through Official Framer, Frame de Art
  • 1-year subscription to Colorado Homes & Lifestyles Magazine

ATTIRE: Business / Dressy Casual, Creative Cocktail (no formal attire)

PARKING: Complimentary parking for the Gala night is available from 5:00p.m. – 10:00p.m. at the Clayton Lane Parking Garage at 2nd and Columbine. Gala Patrons and VIPs enjoy complimentary Valet Parking during the Arts Festival weekend at the Cherry Creek Shopping Center entrance on 1st Avenue.


Alison Antelman, Jewelry

Keoni Carlson, Wood

Amy Carstensen, Painting

Jennifer Cavan, Drawing

Diane Harty, Fiber

Jenny Henley, Mixed Media

Cali Hobgood, Photography

Lisa Telling Kattenbraker, Fiber

Russ & Julie Keaten-Reed, Painting

Nick Leonoff, Glass

Thomas McGurrin, Jewelry

Nikki Nation, Jewelry

Ella Richards, Mixed Media

Daryl Thetford, Digital Art

Paige Whitcomb, Photography

Mick Whitcomb, Sculpture


The CherryArts Gala for Arts Education benefits the CherryArts 501(c)(3) non-profit mission to provide access to art experiences and support arts education in Colorado. Along with the annual Cherry Creek Arts Festival and CherryArts Festival at Stanley, CherryArts fulfills its year-round art education and outreach mission through programs including the Mobile Art Gallery, Mobile Art Cart, Artist in Residence programs and the Janus Henderson Investors Student Art Buying Program. Contributions in excess of $55 per reservation are fully tax deductible.

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