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CherryArts is a nonprofit organization committed to the mission of providing access to art experiences and supporting arts education in Colorado.

CherryArts is the organizer of the annual Cherry Creek Arts Festival, transforming Denver streets into an innovative outdoor art show bringing together hundreds of juried artists and thousands community members. Offering signature community events along with education and outreach programs statewide, CherryArts has been a leader of Colorado’s art and culture industry for over three decades. The organization’s vision is to enrich lives through arts education and experiences, so that all have access to arts and culture; help build a vibrant future for the arts community where artists can thrive; inspire creativity and innovation through arts education; and drive economic, culture and philanthropic sustainability within local neighborhoods.

The economic impact of the Cherry Creek Arts Festival continues to be a vital part of the City of Denver economy, as well as local businesses, artists and residents. Annually patrons purchase approximately $4.1 million in art sales, generating substantial taxes for the City and County of Denver, and the State of Colorado. In addition to art sales, the arts festival patron base of approximately 150,000 guests who spend over $1 million annually at local and regional businesses for the festival weekend.

CherryArts is committed to inclusion of people of all races, ethnicities, abilities, gender identities, and sexual orientation. CherryArts believes that art should be accessible to everyone and representative of all. We reject racial injustice of any form. We believe that this is an active process that requires continuous commitment to recognizing inequities and working to mitigate them. We will bring attention to strategic institutional change and implement business practices that reflect these core values. This commitment reflects who we are, but also who we seek to become, as a diverse, inclusive and equitable organization.

CherryArts delivers year-round education programming to nurture future generations of art supporters and expose young minds to the many social and individual benefits of experiencing and creating art. Through programs like the Mobile Art Gallery, Student Art Buying Program, Mobile Art Cart: Printmaking Edition, Art Kits + At Home with Art, Art Camp and Studio Create CherryArts ignites creative and critical thinking for over 46,000 local students annually. Learn more here:


2022 Board of Directors

Darrell Anderson  Artist
Tara Brickell  Executive Director/CEO • CherryArts
Jayne Buck  (Emeritus)
John-Claude Futrell  Executive Director of Educational Programming • RedLine Contemporary Art Center
Sarah Gieringer  Head of Global eCommrce Marketing • Worldpay from FIS
Ron Hicks  Artist
Jamie Hollier
  Founder/Owner • Balefire Goods
Matthew Keeney  President • AOR – Branding. Digital. Strategy.
Judith Lajoie  (Chair)  Of Counsel • Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.
Esther Lee Leach  Publisher & Editor in Chief • Cherry Creek Fashion Magazine
Britta Miles  (Past Chair) Sr V.P. -Relationship
Jeffrey Pfeifer  (Incoming Chair) Chief Product Office • LexisNexis Canada, UK, USA
Joanne Reilly  (Secretary/Treasurer)  Banking, SVP • Bank of Colorado
Dennis R Ryerson  Retired Newspaper Editor
Nancy Walsh  VP • Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Jennifer Williams  Managing Partner • KGA Studio Architects

Interested in joining our Board of Directors?


Amy Curlee Visual Arts Director 303.355.2787 x200
Jenny Griffin Creative Art Director 303.355.2787 x214
Tara Brickell Executive Director/CEO 303.355.2787 x219


2 Steele Street, Suite B100
Denver, CO 80206
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