Canvas Newsletter 2 of 5 | June 2018
The excitement is building as we prepare for the Cherry Creek Arts Festival Friday, Saturday, Sunday - July 6, 7 & 8!  We hope that you are planning to come enjoy the artwork and meet the 265 talented artists who were jury selected to exhibit at the show this year. 62 of these artists are first-time exhibitors at the Arts Festival and 36 are from Colorado.

Currently, we are growing the team of amazing individuals that help us with every aspect of creating a successful event. If you enjoy supporting the arts, we’ve got a great opportunity for you to become a part of our team:   Join us for a fun and relaxed summer experience that also fills your cup as you provide access to the arts. 

We look forward to seeing you soon, thank you for your support!

Tara Brickell
CherryArts Executive Director / CEO
CherryArts Benefit Concert For Arts Education
featuring Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root
Please join us for the 2018 featured Cherry Creek Arts Festival band UPROOTED !

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.

In many ways he is starting this process again by creating an entirely new sound landscape! This process has led to Glabicki’s new solo project, Uprooted -- now coming to the Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Saturday, July 7, 2018 at the Janus Henderson Investors Main Stage, 8:00pm, doors open at 7:00pm.

Tickets On Sale Soon! RSVP HERE to get latest news!
Cherry Creek Arts Festival will be hosting the 18th year of the Student Art Buying Program sponsored by Janus Henderson Investors. During this
event, students from 24 selected schools will purchase works of art from exhibiting artists to then be permanently displayed at their schools!

Click on the video to learn more about this impactful program that is enhancing the education of students across Colorado!
Arrow Art Challenge Finalists
Congratulations to the seven artists who have been selected as finalists for this year's Five Years Out Arrow Art Challenge ! This is the 6th year that artists from around the world have been inspired by Arrow's call for innovation. Each finalist is given $5,000 to create a work of art that expresses their idea of innovation through their discipline of choice. The winner will receive $10,000 and a jury-exempt invitation to exhibit at the 2019 Cherry Creek Arts Festival

Jan R. Carson (Fiber/Textiles - Loveland, CO)

Kina Crow (Sculpture - Allison Park, PA)

Keith Grace (Mixed Media - Greenville, SC)

Signe and Genna Grushovenko
(Painting - Greenville, SC)

William Kidd (Ceramics - Lakeland, FL)

Brice McCasland (Mixed Media - McKinney, TX)

Collin Parson (Mixed Media - Denver, CO)

The works are currently being created. Look forward to seeing their final pieces displayed on site at the Arts Festival on Detroit near 2nd Avenue from July 6, 7, & 8!
Top: Grushovenko
Bottom: Carson
Featured Artist Spotlight
Patricia DeLeon-Alfonso
Painting - Greenville, SC
Patricia DeLeon-Alfonso, born in Venezuela, is a painter whose work references memory and spirituality. Working intuitively with pure pigments, molten beeswax, graphite, and marble dust, DeLeon fuses the acts of painting and drawing into layered surfaces suggesting a sense of illuminated space. With lyrical scrawls, gouges, deep scratches and repetitive mark making, her work references the visceral dynamics of universal experience. 

DeLeon is widely collected in the US, Canada and Latin America. She lives and works in Greenville, SC. Visit her website or on-site at this year's CCAF to see more of her amazing talent!