But while the title promises the arts, this festival really delivers on food, with a culinary demonstration stage that this year will feature the kitchen spunk of Elise Wiggins (Panzano), Jeff Bolton (Second Home), Brendon Doyle (Jonesys EatBar), Robert Diaz (Mezcal), Andrew Lubatty (Avenue Grill), students from the culinary curriculum at the Art Institute of Colorado, and the dynamic Denver FIVE chefs Troy Guard (TAG), Tyler Wiard (Elways Cherry Creek), Matt Selby (Vesta Dipping Grill and Steubens), Jamey Fader (Lola and Big Red F Restaurant Group) and Brian Laird (Barolo Grill).
Foodophiles can also fill their bellies along Culinary Avenue, a smorgasbord of 22 restaurants, sweet shops and caterers that includes Caribbean Cuisine, India House, Savory Saigon and Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill. Its the epicenter of cuisines from around the world, says Carol Hiller, culinary manager for the festival. The festival is free -- although food and drink are not. For all the details, visit www.cherryarts.org.
July 3-5, 2010