opening gala

11th Annual Opening Gala
You're invited!

Denver’s art patron event of the season
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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Benefiting The Cherry Creek Arts Festival 501(c)(3)
non-profit mission and year-round art education and
outreach programs in Denver area schools.

An exclusive art preview and buying reception topped-off with
a stunning culinary dinner experience

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2014 Distinguished Patron:
Arts & Venues Denver

The Arts Festival annually honors passionate and dedicated contributors to Denver’s art community, art experiences and art education. The Arts Festival also expresses gratitude for contributions that directly support the Cherry Creek Arts Festival and its mission.

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Dressy Casual to Cocktail


5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.: Preview Reception: Cherry Creek North's Clayton Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues. Guests will arrive and enjoy a private artist preview reception featuring passed hors d’oeuvres and spirited beverages in a luxurious outdoor setting. Patrons are invited to kick off their Gala evening with this exclusive art preview and purchase opportunity with 27 select CCAF juried visual artists. 



7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.: JW Marriott Denver’s Grand Ballroom: “The Art of Gourmet Dining.” Your gourmet culinary experience, prepared by the JW’s Executive Chef, features a three-course meal paired with select wines. The dinner program includes the “Distinguished Patron” Honoree and special performance art.



7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.: ART PARTY preview event on Clayton Street, open to the public, free admission. This is a fabulous evening opportunity to meet and get a “sneak peek” at 27 of the 250 juried visual artists exhibiting at the Cherry Creek Arts Festival, along with featured drink specials, music and fellow art and cocktail aficionados! The rest of the festival site opens the next morning, Friday, July 4.



9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.: Opening Gala Patrons join the Art Party in progress on Clayton Street!

OPENING GALA PATRON MEMBERSHIP PACKAGES:
A) Corporate Tables of 10: $1,850
B) Individual Packages: $195

A) TABLE OF TEN VIP PACKAGE: Your $1,850 table investment includes:
• Ten (10) Opening Gala “Individual VIP Packages” (detail below)

• Preferred table placement

B) INDIVIDUAL PACKAGES:
Each $195 Opening Gala VIP package includes:

1) PRE-EVENT ACCESS:
Reveal party Invitation
• Opening Gala: free parking, exclusive art preview and purchase reception, gourmet plated and seated dinner program at the JW Marriott
VIP Celebration Invitation


2) FESTIVAL VIP CLUB Membership Amenities: JULY 4, 5, 6, 2014
• Complimentary credential access including lunch and sponsored spirited beverages. 

• Complimentary tickets: Artist Awards Reception: July 4
• Complimentary Valet Parking at the Cherry Creek Shopping Center

• Complimentary CCAF Commemorative Poster ($200 value): framed, signed and numbered limited edition (one per household)

3) 1-YEAR SUBSCRIPTION to  

           4) Opening Gala Patron membership includes Friend of the Festival-level
           membership benefits:

           • BOGO drink coupon at the festival

           • Discount on festival merchandise

           • Member Lounge and luxury bathroom access

           • Local merchant discounts

           • And more
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 Special Thanks: AmCap Incorporated

STRONGLY ENCOURAGED: Please arrive at the Opening Gala Artist Preview Reception promptly at 5:00pm to take full advantage of your exclusive art preview and purchasing experience.



PARKING: Complimentary parking for the Gala night is available from 5:00p - 10:00p at the Clayton Lane Parking Garage at 2nd and Columbine. Gala Patrons and VIPs enjoy complimentary Valet Parking during the Arts Festival weekend at the Cherry Creek Shopping Center entrance on 1st Avenue. 



The Cherry Creek Arts Festival is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation. All Opening Gala proceeds benefit the Cherry Creek Arts Festival year-round art education and outreach programs in Denver area schools, which include the "Janus Mobile Art Gallery", "Janus Student Art Buying Program", and "Arts in Action." Contributions in excess of $50 per reservation are fully tax deductible.

COMPLETE information about CCAF's year-round education programs
by clicking here.

WATCH videos about CCAF's year-round education programs by clicking here.

LEARN more about all CCAF Special Events by clicking here.


Congratulations to the selected 2014 Gala Artists:

Congratulations to our selected 2014 Gala Artists:

 

Artist

Medium

William Kidd

Ceramics

Lynda Ladwig

Ceramics

Jennifer McCurdy

Ceramics

Rita Vali

Ceramics

Keith Grace

Digital Art

Amos Amit

Fiber

Anna Broenink

Fiber

Patty Roberts

Glass

Valerie Jo Coulson

Jewelry

Gabriela Horvat

Jewelry

Ayesha Mayadas

Jewelry

Rebecca Myers

Jewelry

E. Douglas Wunder

Jewelry

Robert Farrell

Metalworks

Arabella Tattershall

Metalworks

Anne Cubbage

Mixed Media

Amy Flynn

Mixed Media

Tres Taylor

Mixed Media

Pavlina Alea

Painting

Aaron Harker

Painting

Barbara Keller

Painting

Clifton Henri

Photography

Steve Keating

Photography

Brian Mancl

Photography

Youngbok Park

Photography

Theresa Haberkorn

Printmaking

Dean Russell Thompson

Printmaking

Artist

Medium

William Kidd

Ceramics

Lynda Ladwig

Ceramics

Jennifer McCurdy

Ceramics

Rita Vali

Ceramics

Keith Grace

Digital Art

Amos Amit

Fiber

Anna Broenink

Fiber

Patty Roberts

Glass

Valerie Jo Coulson

Jewelry

Gabriela Horvat

Jewelry

Ayesha Mayadas

Jewelry

Rebecca Myers

Jewelry

E. Douglas Wunder

Jewelry

Robert Farrell

Metalworks

Arabella Tattershall

Metalworks

Anne Cubbage

Mixed Media

Amy Flynn

Mixed Media

Tres Taylor

Mixed Media

Pavlina Alea

Painting

Aaron Harker

Painting

Barbara Keller

Painting

Clifton Henri

Photography

Steve Keating

Photography

Brian Mancl

Photography

Youngbok Park

Photography

Theresa Haberkorn

Printmaking

Dean Russell Thompson

Printmaking

 

For additional event assistance please call the Cherry Creek Arts Festival at 303-355-2787 x200

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