Annual Cherry Creek Arts Festival – 4th of July Weekend

This coming 4th of July weekend is the date for the celebration of the Annual Cherry Creek Arts Festival.  The event is sponsored by the nonprofit organization and hosted by the Cherry Creek North Business Improvement District and is an award winning annual event here in our prestigious Cherry Creek North neighborhood that will run for three consecutive days.

Guest attendance is expected to be 350,000 visitors or more and is called the nation’s #1 outdoor Arts Festival.  Over 232 of the nation’s finest visual artists will be featured and the event will host a broad range of entertainment on seven performance stages.  In all there will be over a thousand volunteers to help with the success of the event.  The overall economic impact of the event is $11 to $13 million annually.

The Annual Cherry Creek Arts Festival is internationally recognized and has received over 100 Event Association and International Festivals awards for the best overall quality in marketing materials, promotional programs, content and programming.

For all those that wish to be a part of Colorado’s award winning cultural celebration of the visual, performing and culinary arts, the event will be held this coming 4th of July weekend.

We invite you to visit http://www.cherryarts.org for more information.

Cherry Creek North Food & Wine ~ August 20-21

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August 5, 2010

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Mike Blake, mike@cherrycreeknorth.com (303.394.2904)
Kristi Omdahl, kristi@cherrycreeknorth.com (303.394.2904)
Jay Clark, jlc@lonewolfcommunications.net (303.775.0417)

Culinary arts to shine for 2nd Annual
CHERRY CREEK NORTH FOOD & WINE
Spicing up Cherry Creek North August 20-21

Tickets are on sale now for Cherry Creek North Food & Wine, presented by Steele Street Bank, a two-day celebration that will shine the spotlight on the vibrant culinary arts in the beautiful Cherry Creek North neighborhood on August 20th and 21st. The weekend event includes free culinary classes, an intimate Opening Night VIP Party of tastings with a celebrity chef, a Grand Tasting on Fillmore Plaza highlighting the breadth of chef talent among the restaurants in Cherry Creek North, and a host of wines and spirits to complete the culinary experience. As one of Cherry Creek North’s signature events, the culinary weekend will again be among the summer highlights!

The best way to experience Cherry Creek North Food & Wine is through the Aficionado Patron Package that is limited to just 150 people. This package includes admission to both premier events of the weekend – the VIP Opening Night Party and the Grand Tasting. Aficionado Patron Packages are $80 through August 6 and $100 thereafter. Tickets are also available for the VIP Opening Night Party and the Grand Tasting individually.

For more details, visit www.cherryarts.org/foodandwine, or call 303-355-2787.

TICKETS: Tickets are on sale now at www.cherryarts.org/FoodandWine; Tickets prices: $80 (weekend pass – limited to 150 packages), $65 (VIP/Fri. tasting only), $40 (Grand Tasting/Sat. only). Prices increase after August 6 to $100, $75 and $50.

SCHEDULE:

  • Friday August 20, 2010 from 5 to 8 p.m.: Cherry Creek North Food & Wine Opening Night VIP event with live music and food prepared by Celebrity Chef Elise Wiggins of Panzano Restaurant (ticketed event).
  • Saturday August 21, 2009 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Enjoy complimentary culinary educational opportunities by celebrity chefs on Fillmore Plaza (no cost – open to the public).
  • Saturday August 21, 2010 from 6 to 9 p.m.: Cherry Creek North Food & Wine Grand Tasting will feature Cherry Creek North restaurant samples as well as wine and spirits stations. Live chef demonstration by Celebrity Chef Elise Wiggins and other local chefs (ticketed event).

SPONSORS: Steele Street Bank & Trust presents Cherry Creek North Food & Wine, a Cherry Creek North Business Improvement District signature event. Additional sponsors include Continental Airlines, 5280 Denver’s Magazine, Viking Range Corporation and the Vineyard Wine Shop in association with Elite Brands. Event produced by the Cherry Creek Arts Festival.

WHAT ELSE: A portion of event proceeds will benefit the year-round art education and outreach programs of the Cherry Creek Arts Festival. The Cherry Creek Arts Festival is a 501c3 non-profit corporation dedicated to providing access to art experiences and supporting art education in Colorado.