DENVER (CBS4) – The CherryArts Festival will celebrate its second year at the Stanley Marketplace this weekend.
“We’re holding it out at the Stanley Marketplace and we had so much fun last year that we decided we’re going to do it again,” said CherryArts Festival Executive Director Tara Brickell.
This is the second year the event will take place at the former aviation building in Aurora. The event, sponsored by the group that runs the Cherry Creek Arts Festival, included indoor and outdoor art exhibits, live entertainment, cooking demonstrations and children’s activities.
“It’s an adaptive reuse project where they will feature 50 independent businesses. It’s almost open and we’re just really excited to grow the show a little bit this year. We’re going to feature 100 artists up from 70 last year. We’re going to feature food trucks, live music and interactive art activities,” said Brickell. “One thing we’re featuring this year is a huge sculpture that we worked with the Mexican Consulate to get.”
The festival features local artists.
“I do make everything from hand, everything starts as sheet metal and wire. My background is in metalwork and jewelry design and I’ve been doing it for over 20 years,” said artist Kirsten Denbow.
Some of Denbow’s work will be featured for sale at the CherryArts Festival.
“I’m really excited to be bringing some new designs to the Stanley show,” said Denbow. “I always bring something new at every show so people who collect my work will always find something different.”
The CherryArts Festival is Sept. 16-18 at the Stanley Marketplace in Aurora. Admission is free.