opening gala


25th Anniversary Opening Gala


You're invited!
Denver’s art patron event of the season


TICKETS ON SALE SOON

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 schools throughout Colorado.

 

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

 

Give to the arts. One day they'll give back.

2015 Distinguished Patron:
Mr. Terry Adams

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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What to wear? Business / Dressy Casual, Cocktail Fabulous (no formal attire)


5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.: Artist Preview: Outdoors on Cherry Creek North's Clayton Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues. Guests start their evening with a private reception featuring hors d’oeuvres, complimentary spirited beverages and an exclusive preview and purchase opportunity with 28 select CCAF juried visual artists. 



7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.: JW Marriott Denver’s Grand Ballroom: A truly grand gourmet culinary experience prepared by the JW’s Executive Chef paired with select wines. The dinner program includes the “Distinguished Patron” Honoree and special performance art.

7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.: The Artist Preview Event continues on Clayton Street and is free and open to the public. This is an incredible evening opportunity to get a “sneak peek” at 28 of the 250 juried visual artists exhibiting at the Cherry Creek Arts Festival. The rest of the festival site opens the next morning, Friday, July 3.



OPENING GALA PACKAGES:
1) Corporate Tables of 10: $1,850
2) Individuals: $195

 

All gala attendees receive:

·      25th Anniversary Kick-off Party Invitation (early June 2015)

·      Opening Gala July 2: free parking, exclusive Artist Preview reception, gourmet plated and seated dinner program at the JW Marriott.

·      Festival VIP Club access on-site during festival: July 3, 4, 5, 2015 (Daily complimentary lunch and sponsored beverages, snacks and luxury accommodations located at the JW Marriott Cherry Creek)

·      Complimentary admission: Artist Awards Reception: July 3

·      Complimentary Valet Parking at the Cherry Creek Shopping Center
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·      Complimentary CCAF Commemorative Limited Edition Poster: un-framed, signed and numbered limited edition

·      1-year subscription to  

 

Give to the arts. One day they'll give back.

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.

LEARN about CCAF's year-round and statewide education programs by clicking here.


ENJOY art collecting year round at www.CherryArtShop.org, another program by the Cherry Creek Arts Festival.


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Congratulations to the selected artists:

Artist

Medium

Melodie Grace

Ceramics

William Kidd

Ceramics

Jennifer McCurdy

Ceramics

Randy O'Brien

Ceramics

Julie Keaten-Reed

Drawing

Michael Mckee

Drawing

Deborah Cross & Gordon Heinel

Fiber

Stephany Lyman

Fiber

Mark & Julie Glocke

Glass

Randi Chervitz

Jewelry

Kate Rothra Fleming

Jewelry

Thomas McGurrin

Jewelry

Jack & Alice McLean

Metalworks

Arunas Oslapas

Metalworks

Pip Condron

Mixed Media

Ellie Rusinova & Brandan Styles

Mixed Media

Susan Williams & Brad Bates

Mixed Media

Pamela Blaies

Painting

Rick Loudermilk

Painting

Melinda Nemechek

Painting

Kelly Schurger

Painting

Roderick Stevens

Painting

Clifton Henri

Photography

Steve Keating

Photography

Gary Burditt

Sculpture

Joan Rasmussen

Sculpture

Mark & Carol Reynolds

Sculpture

Mark Waninger

Wood