Yay – this summer staple for arts festivals is back AND celebrating its 30th Anniversary! Here’s all the info you need to know to enjoy the festival:
ARTISTS: We are thrilled to finally welcome back the artists who were juried into the 2020 Cherry Creek Arts Festival for the 30th Anniversary Show! Explore the 2021 Artists
PRO TIP: Download the NEW Festival App to your phone now to plan your visit and learn about the 220 artists, performing arts schedule, Art Auction, Denver Chalk Art Festival, and more!
TIMED ENTRY: As a safety measure to help control the flow of traffic throughout the event, CherryArts is requiring visitors to register for timed entry. Visit eventbrite for a FREE timed-entry ticket. Reservations may also be made onsite upon arriving. Visitors may arrive anytime within the hour selected and remain onsite as long as desired. Reserve your FREE ticket today!
LOCATION: Creekside at the Cherry Creek Shopping Center (2500 E. 1st Ave., Denver, CO 80206)
Saturday, Sept. 4 | 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 5 | 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 6 | 10 a.m. to 6 p.m
ACCESSIBILITY: From 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. each day, CCAF is offering an accessibility hour. Accessibility parking is located at 3000 E. 1st Ave., Denver, CO 80206. The entrance is off of 1st Ave. and Detroit St. ADA accessible restrooms are located on the north side of Entrances 1 & 2 (please see the map).
FESTIVAL NIGHTS: The sun goes down and the fun turns up as the Main Stage stays open from 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4 for Los Mochochetes and Sunday, Sept. 5 for Chase N the Dream. Check out the full music lineup here!
ART AUCTION: The 2021 Art Auction is now open! Bid to Give on incredible works of art generously donated by exhibiting artists. All proceeds from the Auction benefit CherryArts’ year-round education programs. See the works in person at the Art Auction Lounge.
CHALK ART: Sunday, Sept. 5 and Monday, Sept. 6 the Denver Chalk Art Festival will join the event with over 100 artists creating temporary chalk artworks in the northwest parking lot near University Blvd. and 1st Ave.
VIP: Treat yourself! Enjoy lunch and beverages each day in a tented VIP area close to the Main Stage!
FESTIVAL MERCH: You don’t want to miss the 2021 commemorative poster, ‘A Weight Lifted,’ by the incredible Amanda Outcalt. Visit her in booth #98. Posters and merch available at the festival store onsite, and online CherryArtShop.org.
Bike: Ride in and find the Wish for Wheels Bike Valet on the East side of the event, on Cherry Creek North Drive, right off of the bike path.
Parking: Throughout the event, the Cherry Creek Shopping Center (CCSC) offers FREE daytime parking and paid valet parking. Please note, a city of Denver construction project is in progress at Ellsworth Ave. and Steele St.. You can still access the Shopping Center off of Steele St. through one lane in and one lane out. The best options for access include Bayaud St. on the East side, and the West parking deck, which is accessible from Clayton Ln., just off of 1st Ave.
Once you park, walk through the shopping center to the West end and use the ground floor exit between Nordstrom and Urban Outfitters to enter the Arts Festival site.
Valet: Located off of First Avenue, just West of Neiman Marcus. are $30 per day.
Parking in Cherry Creek North: https://cherrycreeknorth.com/visiting-us/parking/garages
Ride Share Drop off: 2500 E. 1st Ave., Denver, CO 80206
HEALTH AND SAFETY: We encourage guests who attend to be fully vaccinated. If unvaccinated, please wear a mask while at the festival. Guests are encouraged to wear masks in densely populated or crowded areas, sanitize hands frequently, and cover coughs and sneezes. Maintain distance between yourself and others (6 feet apart) as much as possible. Limit mixing and mingling with others that are not in your household as much as possible when eating and drinking, as well as when you enter an artist’s booth or wait to enter with your party. Some artists will require masks to be worn inside of their booths. Do not come to the festival if you are feeling sick, have a fever, or have been exposed to anyone who is confirmed or presumed to be COVID-19 positive within the last 14 days.
All Food and Beverage vendors will be required to wear a mask and will be required to answer COVID-19 screening questions at the start of each day or shift.
CherryArts Staff, contractors, artists, and volunteers will be required to answer COVID-19 screening questions at the start of each day or shift. Staff, vendors, and volunteers that are unvaccinated are asked to wear masks while at the festival.
CONNECT WITH FESTIVAL ORGANIZERS: Facebook.com/Cherryarts
Instagram & Twitter: @cherryarts
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CherryArts is committed to providing a high-quality, safe experience celebrating arts and culture. We look forward to celebrating 30 years of Art for Everyone at the Cherry Creek Arts Festival!