CherryArts Cancels 2020 Cherry Creek Arts Festival Scheduled for July 3, 4 & 5
(from the press release)
It is with great sadness that we share the difficult decision made by the CherryArts Board of Directors to cancel the 2020 Cherry Creek Arts Festival presented by Toyota set to take place July 3, 4 & 5. This decision was made after weeks of careful deliberation about the challenging and evolving impacts of COVID-19, and was informed by the City of Denver and the State of Colorado public health officials. As an event that relies on the regional and national travel of 260 artists and hosts over 330,000 people, we are confident this is the best decision to ensure the safety of you and our community during this time of social distancing.
We look forward to returning in 2021 on July 2, 3 & 4, when we plan to celebrate the 30th Anniversary with Art for Everyone including visual and performing arts and educational and immersive art experiences.
As a year-round, non-profit organization with a mission to provide access to art experiences and support arts education in Colorado, CherryArts is initiating and exploring a number of options to support artists and the community throughout 2020.
First and foremost, CherryArts hosts the Art Shop, a virtual platform featuring the work of Cherry Creek Arts Festival juried artists. Every purchase directly supports CherryArts’ artists.
Additionally, with students and families currently looking for activities and ways to stay creative at home, CherryArts.org features free virtual online learning with CherryArts At Home.
CherryArts is also partnering with Food For Thought, an organization delivering thousands of meals to Denver Public School (DPS) students and their families, to distribute “Art Kits” to these students throughout Denver.
Visit http://www.cherryarts.org for updated information about community initiatives, programs and to donate to directly support artists and ongoing arts education programming.
We hope you and your loved ones are staying healthy and hopeful.
Tara Brickell, Executive Director / CEO of CherryArts