Art Under the Sun

One of Denver's most beloved and well-known green spaces will host a new event this weekend: the Cheesman Park Art Fest. More than 100 local jewelers, photographers, glass-blowers, potters and painters will be showing and selling their wares at the inaugural fest, with prices to fit any budget.

"Cheesman Park is known for its beauty, and the festival has been created to complement that beauty with a simple, high-class, art-focused event," says festival director Liz Gore of Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festivals, which will host the outdoor pop-up market. B-cycle will provide bikes at a discounted rate, and festival-goers are encouraged to walk, ride or carpool to the park. Local food trucks will be selling delicious eats, and Chimney Choir, Ali Grayson and Tony Dollar will perform live throughout the day.

The Cheesman Park Art Fest opens today and tomorrow at 10 a.m. on the southwest side of the park, near the intersection of Eighth Avenue and Williams Street. For more information, visit riograndefestivals.com.


Sat., July 27; Sun., July 28, 2013
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Bree Davies is a multimedia journalist, artist advocate and community organizer born and raised in Denver. Rooted in the world of Do-It-Yourself arts and music, Davies co-founded Titwrench experimental music festival, is host of the local music and comedy show Sounds on 29th on CPT12 Colorado Public Television and is creator and host of the civic and social issue-focused podcast, Hello? Denver? Are You Still There? Her work is centered on a passionate advocacy for all ages, accessible, inclusive, non-commercial and autonomous DIY art spaces and music venues in Denver.
Contact: Bree Davies