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Since 1991, the CherryArts 501c3 nonprofit mission provides access to art experiences and supports arts education via the Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Stanley Arts Festival and statewide art education programs.

EDUCATION & COMMUNITY OUTREACH: CherryArts fulfills its nonprofit mission and gives back to the community through year-round arts education, making access to the arts possible for all. We serve over 20,000 students annually with the Mobile Art Gallery, Student Art Buying Program, Mobile Art Cart: Printmaking Edition, the Alliance Project and on-site programs, such as Creation Station, at each Festival.

CHERRY CREEK ARTS FESTIVAL transforms the Cherry Creek North District into Denver’s most renowned outdoor gallery of fine art each July. Over 2,000 artists annually apply to be one of the 250 juried artists, making it a top art show in the country. A Colorado Signature Cultural Event, CCAF highlights the area as a premier arts and cultural destination.

STANLEY ARTS FESTIVAL takes place at the border of Stapleton and Aurora at the Stanley Marketplace, home to 50+ local businesses operating sustainably and creatively in a repurposed aviation facility. The September SAF event is energized with up-and-coming households and features 100 juried artists and distinctive local flavor.

CHERRYARTSHOP.ORG supports CherryArts year-round education programs and schools by offering original artwork and commemorative festival posters. Your Festival. Year Round!

SPONSORSHIP: Good for community; good for business. To learn more about the advantages of event marketing through your sponsorship of the CherryArts: Creative Strategies Group: 303-469-7500.
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The CherryArts 501c3 non-profit mission provides access to arts experiences and supports art education, since 1991.

2020 Board of Directors

Darrell Anderson  Artist • DA Art
Tara Brickell  Executive Director/CEO • CherryArts
Jayne Buck  (Emeritus) VP Tourism • Visit Denver
Charlie Groves  Business Development • CROWDSTRIKE
Ron Hicks  Artist
Jamie Hollier
  Gallery Owner/Artist • Balefire Goods
Molly Hughes  Communications Consultant
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 Manager • Sunflower Bank, N.A.
Deana Perlmutter  Pres & Managing Partner • Fairfield and Woods Strategies
Joanne Reilly  (Secretary/Treasurer)  Banking, SVP • Bank of Colorado
Dennis R Ryerson  Retired Newspaper Editor
Holly Scott  Publisher, VP • Wiesner Media
Nancy Walsh  VP of Digital Media, Exhibits, Partnerships and Programs • Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Jennifer Williams  President • KGA Studio Architects
John R. Youngquist  Education, Principal • East High School

Interested in joining our Board of Directors?
New board members are elected each November and begin serving in the new year.


Amy Curlee Visual Arts Director 303.355.2787 x200
Dee Dee Heyne Accounting 303.355.2787 x206
Jenny Griffin Creative Art Director 303.355.2787 x214
Shaina Belton Education Director 303.355.2787 x212
Tara Brickell Executive Director/CEO 303.355.2787 x219

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To learn more about the advantages of event marketing through your sponsorship of CherryArts follow the link below:

 Creative Strategies Group