Canvas Newsletter 3 of 5 | June 2018
UPROOTED featuring Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root
C O N C E R T ... T I C K E T S ... O N ... S A L E ... N O W
Saturday, July 7th join the Cherry Creek Arts Festival for the ticketed CherryArts Concert for Arts Education featuring Uprooted with Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root . Enjoy food trucks on Fillmore Street and dance under the stars surrounded by art. Info & tickets:

It was 29 years ago that Michael Glabicki left college to start a band. At that time he had no idea what he was going to do. He spent two years creating his vision and learning the craft of songwriting. That vision soon became Rusted Root , the multiplatinum band out of Pittsburgh, and Michael became one of the world’s most unique voices.

FREE Happenings!
Bubbles & Bites

Bubbles & Bites returns for the 28th Annual Cherry Creek Arts Festival! Hundreds of people enjoyed the 2017 Bubbles & Bites event; don't miss out on this unique and FREE opportunity!

stART your Saturday, July 7th festival experience 8:30am-10:30am with a tour of Cherry Creek North’s famous art galleries, shops, refreshments and light snacks! Admission is free, just like the Cherry Creek Arts Festival!
Artist Preview Event
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. 

Join us for a “sneak peek” at 40 of the 265 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.
Festival Information
Get Your Festival Foodie On!

Are you a festival foodie? With all of the culinary options to choose from at the Cherry Creek Art Festival, you might become one! Culinary Avenue will be located on Detroit Street between 2nd & 3rd Avenues and offer a selection of 22 unique and tasty delights fit to satisfy any festival foodie.

Alpine Sausage Company, Barbed Wire Reef, E Chang Catering, Gonuts Treats, Greek Flame Foods, Gyros Corner, Hetti Spaghetti, Hot Bamboo, Infintius Inc, La Hacienda, Large Marge’s Philly Cheesesteaks, Lazo Empanadas, Napa Valley Noodles, Papa Corn Kettle Company, Repicci’s Italian Ice, The Goods BBQ & Grill, The Original Berrie Kabobs, & Zep & Sal’s Ice Cream

Culinary Artist Food Trucks:
California Wrap Runner, Peaceful Creations, Simply Pizza, & Tacos with Altitude
The Art Of Giving Back:
Call for Volunteers

Every year more than 1,000 dedicated, engaged, community-minded and fun volunteers contribute to make the Cherry Creek Arts Festival possible. Volunteering at the Cherry Creek Arts Festival gives participants an exclusive, behind-the-scenes appreciation of the artists and art that make the Festival so enticing and fun. 

Volunteers are the backbone of the Cherry Creek Arts Festival. The Cherry Creek Arts Festival volunteer program, presented by Xfinity, attracts volunteers who are dedicated to the arts, the community and look forward to having a great 4th of July weekend while working and enjoying the Festival.
Please visit  for more information about how you can get involved.
In Remembrance of
Millicent "Millie" McAndries Grant

Celebrating the life of Millicent Grant...We would like to take a moment to honor Millie who recently died peacefully at the age of 85. Millie was a volunteer at the Cherry Creek Arts Festival for over 20 years. Millie was known for her engaging smile, and was helpful to anyone in need. She was a good listener of everyone and had a heart for serving others. Our deepest condolences to Millie’s family and friends. 
Featured Artist Spotlight
C H R I S T O P H E R ... W A G N E R
Sculpture - Richmond, KY
We are honored to have Christopher Wagner back for a 2nd year at the Cherry Creek Arts Festival. Wagner is returning after being awarded with a 2017 Juror's award. To talk with this artist and see more of his work , visit his booth #243 throughout the festival weekend. In Christopher's words:

"My art revolves around the human figure, often stylized, but always holding onto the essence of the human form. The liberties I take with the figure are intended to emphasize the spiritual or intellectual longings of humans. This can be seen in the elongation of limbs or the extending of necks meant to show a yearning to extend beyond ourselves. The gestures, though borrowed from many religious traditions, are used in order to create a sense of longing and contemplation in my viewers. Even the basic solitary presentation of each figure is more reminiscent of an icon than portraiture. 

My spiritual and emotional connection with my art can be extended beyond imagery and subject matter, to the very material that I use. All my work is carved in wood, specifically reclaimed lumber. The sense of history that this material brings before my hands is much greater than anything I could hope to achieve through artificial means. In the studio, carving my figures is much less about me forcing my vision on the material, as it is a dialogue with the wood itself. Elements of the woods’ own history such as, nail holes, checking, and insect burrowing go into forming what I am sculpting. Rarely, do the sculptures I carve come out as the initial sketch planned, but instead I feel that wood has a spark of the divine in it, which works alongside my vision."