Monday, October 31, 2011

2012 Cherry Creek Arts Festival

Deadline: December 1, 2011 (ONLINE)

2012 Cherry Creek Arts Festival
Cherry Creek North Shopping District

Denver, Colorado
July 6 - 8, 2012

The 2012 Arts Festival will feature 230 exhibitors, including 12 artistic award winners returning from the 2011 show. Artistic excellence of original, handcrafted work is the sole criteria for selection of exhibitors. The Arts Festival features artists in 13 different media categories including: ceramics, digital art, drawing, fiber, glass, graphics and printmaking, jewelry, metalworks, mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture and wood.

General Information
The primary focus of the event is the juried exhibition of gallery quality fine art and fine crafts. Additionally, the Arts Festival offers an online art auction, artist demonstration stage, extensive educational art activities for children and adults, live performances, special curated exhibitions and high-quality outdoor food vending. The Cherry Creek Arts Festival is a tax-exempt, art services organization and all proceeds are used to produce the annual Arts Festival, to present educational art programs throughout the year, and to assist other related non-profit activities.

Emerging Artist Program
Designed specifically for artists who have no experience exhibiting and selling their artwork at any venue, OR extremely minimal experience if any. The application procedure and fee are the same as the regular show, however, upon acceptance emerging artists will pay a lower booth fee, have a tent provided and receive mentoring through the Arts Festival. Artists may only apply to the Emerging Artist Program or for the general show, but they may not apply to both. Artists who are just beginning their careers in the art world are encouraged to apply.

Application Fee: $40

Artist Awards
Prize money and an invitation to exhibit the following year jury-exempt are available for artistic award winners. A total of $30,000 is offered in artist awards and purchase programs at the event.

The Cherry Creek Arts Festival's attendance is approximately 350,000 persons each year. Marketing is directed toward a diverse audience of individuals likely to be interested in the visual arts. While the majority of the audience is from the metropolitan Denver area, a significant and increasing number of art patrons from around the nation attend.

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2012 Cherry Creek Arts Festival
2 Steele Street, B-100
Denver, CO 80206
Phone: (303) 355-ARTS (2787)