Cherry Creek Arts Festival (Opening Gala)


Jun 30, 2017
05:00 PM until 10:00 PM


The Opening Gala benefits the CherryArts 501(c)(3) non-profit mission to support local arts education. The evening is a fabulous art preview and buying reception topped-off with a stunning culinary experience and dinner program.

Proceeds directly support CherryArts arts education programs in Denver area schools. One of our programs is the Mobile Art Gallery, directly reaching 20,000 students annually. Learn more and watch our video here.

The Opening Gala is hosted by the JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek and is presented by Colorado Business Bank, Colorado Homes & Lifestyles Magazine, John Atencio and MDC Richmond American Foundation.

1) Corporate Tables of 10: $1,950
2) Individuals: $205


All gala attendees receive:

  • Kickoff Party Invitation (June 6, 2017: Location sent via invite upon purchase)
  • Opening Gala July 1: 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 1, 2, 3, 2017 (Daily complimentary lunch and sponsored beverages, snacks and luxury accommodations located at the JW Marriott)
  • Complimentary admission, Artist Awards Reception
  • Complimentary Valet Parking at the Cherry Creek Shopping Center, each day of the festival (Gala has separate free parking)
  • Complimentary CCAF Commemorative Limited Edition Poster, signed and numbered by the artist. Framing available through Official Framer, Frame de Art
  • 1-year subscription to Colorado Homes & Lifestyles Magazine

ATTIRE: Business / Dressy Casual, Creative Cocktail  (no formal attire)

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Artist Preview Reception: 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 40 select CCAF juried visual artists.

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 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 programming and performance art.

8:45pm: 8:45 p.m. – DON’T MISS dessert, champagne and the incredible surprise street performance happening at 8:45pm in the intersection of 2nd Avenue and Clayton Street (where Gala check-in takes place.)

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Artist Preview Event – FREE PUBLIC EVENT: The Opening Night evening continues on Clayton Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues in Cherry Creek North. This is an incredible evening opportunity to get a “sneak peek” at 40 of the 260 juried visual artists exhibiting at the Cherry Creek Arts Festival. The rest of the festival site opens the next morning, Saturday, July 1 and continues Sunday, July 2 and Monday, July 3.


$205, $1,950


View map Cherry Creek North
Clayton St. between 2nd and 3rd Ave.
Denver, CO

Additional Information


CH&L and ML



Contact name

Leah Brinks

Contact email

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