2023 Artist Prospectus & Application
CherryArts has been a leader in 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, cultural and philanthropic sustainability within regional neighborhoods. The economic impact of the Cherry Creek Arts Festival continues to be a vital part of the success of the event, annually patrons purchase approximately $4.1 million in art sales. CherryArts is committed to the 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. CherryArts ignites creative and critical thinking for over 40,300 students annually.
October 1, 2022
2023 Application Launch
December 1, 2022
Midnight MST: Application Deadline
Jury of five artists and art professionals convene over four days to select 235 exhibiting artists
January 25, 2023
Artist notification by email and website www.CherryArts.org
February 17, 2023
Deadline to confirm participation, signed contract and remit booth fee
March 31, 2023
Last day to cancel participation and receive 90% refund
July 1–3, 2023
Cherry Creek Arts Festival
Location: Denver’s Cherry Creek Neighborhood
Web Address: www.CherryArts.org
Mailing Address: 2 Steele Street, B-100, Denver, CO 80206
Average Sales: Estimated at $16,590 per artist via 2022 Artist Survey
Sales: Artists retain all revenue from the sale of their work and are responsible for state and local sales tax
Images: 4 images of work + 1 booth image
Projection Jury: Images viewed simultaneously projected 1-5 from left to right horizontally, artists viewed in order of the date their application is submitted
Jurors: 5 paid art professionals including 2 invited/exempt artists
Jury Format: Multiple rounds with jurors viewing by media. Jurors do a preview of each category and then score: first round is silent scoring 1-7, subsequent rounds include juror discussion and are scored by juror consensus, they require a majority vote for an artist to move forward. The process, materials and dimensions for each image, as well as artist statements are accessible for the jury.
Multiple Applications: If an artist has work in different media categories or distinctly separate bodies of work within one category they may apply with multiple applications
Application Fee: $45
Booth Fee: 10’ x 10’ space $875 for a Row; $975 for a Corner; $350 for Emerging Artist Program, limited number of Double Booths available for $1900. Payment Plans are available.
Liability Insurance: CherryArts requires proof of insurance for all Artists. All Certificates of Insurance must name CherryArts as additional insured and state minimum of $1,000,000 in general liability. Short-term event policies will be made available for those without existing policies.
Purchase Awards: Over $30,000
Number of Invited Artists for 2023: 20, including 2022 award winners, poster artist, bidders choice award, artist advisory committee and people’s choice award winner.
Electricity: Limited amount of electricity is provided in designated areas for purchase
Security: 24 Hour
Load-In: Assigned load in time on day prior to show