Cherry Creek Arts Festival | Alive With Art | July 2, 3, 4
Take a Closer Look - Mary Louise Lee Band at Festival Nights 

The Mary Louise Lee Band takes the stage on Sunday, July 3 at 8 p.m. during Festival Nights at the Cherry Creek Arts Festival. Get a sneak peek of their soulful sounds by clicking on the video below.

Throughout the Festival weekend, visit the Janus Main Stage and Blue Moon Beer Garden on Fillmore Street to enjoy music performances by  Face, Wendy Woo, Mono Verde and more.

Arrow Five Years Out Winner Announced
Photo by Ellen Jaskol | Aritist Toby Fraley
Arrow Electronics selected Toby Fraley's "The Archivist: I will not let you fade away" as the winner of the Cherry Creek Arts Festival's Five Years Out Arrow Art Challenge, a national challenge to inspire artists to take the concept of innovation and
express what five years out looks like in the art world, translating ideas into their artistic medium. The jury granted him a $10,000 prize and a jury-exempt invitation to exhibit at the 2017 Cherry Creek Arts Festival. 

Fraley describes the role of "The Archivist: I will not let you fade away," "The idea behind The Archivist is that annually hundreds of robots are assigned a human counterpart. For that year they shadow their subjects as unobtrusively as possible and record their daily activities (when granted permission). A complete audio and visual record is taken. The Archiver, in essence, forms a short documentary or time capsule of that person and the time they lived. These detailed records are compiled into a searchable database. Once that person has passed away, his/her story is uploaded to a cloud server for the world to have access to for eons. No person is too mundane to not be remembered. No one will ever be forgotten." 

All of the Five Years Out finalists' work will be displayed at the Cherry Creek Shopping Center through July 5. 
Cherry Creek Arts Festival
2016 Commemorative Poster

  "Wild Fresh Flowers"
Mixed Media (Acrylic & Pastel on Canvas)
© Lynn Whipple, 2016
Winter Park, FL

"Go for what speaks to you. Something that sparks your interest, that makes you lean in and appreciate or learn... Go for what fees right and excites your brain." - Lynn Whipple, Perspective interview

Purchase your commemorative poster online and get it delivered directly to your home.
Tickets are going fast for the Opening Gala - purchase yours today!

The 2016 Opening Gala takes place on Friday, July 1 at the JW Marriott in Cherry Creek North. Starting at 5 p.m., experience the artist exhibition on Clayton Street, followed by the Gala festivities in the ballroom of the JW Marriott. Hosted by Belen De Leon, local media personality, the event will feature a stunning culinary experience paired with a pop-up performance by the Handsome Little Devils. 

Festival VIP offers premiere access to the JW Marriott for drinks and lunch throughout the Festival weekend.  Festival VIP tickets are available as part of the Gala ticket package or on their own.
Save the Date:  2016 CCAF  Art  Auction
Randy O_Brien | Booth 177
The 2016 Cherry Creek Arts Festival Art Auction begins Monday, June 27 online at and will continue onsite July 2, 3 and 4 at the corner of Clayton St. and 2nd Ave. Bid to give!

The pieces are generously donated by Cherry Creek Arts Festival 2016 exhibiting artists. Proceeds from the auction benefit CherryArts' year-round art education initiatives.

Bidding will end in a staggered format the evening of Monday, July 4.
CherryArts Mobile Art Gallery at the JW Marriott  

Jen Thario | Mobile Art Gallery
Pieces from the CherryArts Mobile Art Gallery have moo-ved in to the JW Marriott Cherry Creek where they will stay throughout the Cherry Creek Arts Festival (through July 4). 

The public is invited to stop by the lobby of the hotel to view the pieces and learn more about the Mobile Art Gallery. 

Click here for more details about the Gallery.
#Selfie with the Cherry!  

The Cherry Sculpture is staying for a longer visit at Show of Hands. Stop by and snap a #selfie with the iconic sculpture!

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Festival Dates: July 2, 3, 4
Artist Preview July 1 | 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. | Clayton Street between 2nd & 3rd.