Colorado’s 2011 Summer Arts & Crafts Festivals: Denver and Front Range Mountain Area
Cherry Creek Arts Festival, July 3-5, 2011
North Cherry Creek Shopping District, Denver, CO
The Cherry Creek Arts Festival draws skilled artists and craftsmen and over 350,000 visitors to Denver each year. International artists share jewelry, ceramics, woodworking, sculpture, digital and fiber art, drawing, printmaking and metalwork. Explore these offerings and enjoy a selection of fine cuisine, art demonstrations and activities for the kids. (Please check festival website for hours and nighttime concerts and activities)
July 16-17, 2011, 10 AM – 5 PM
Buchanan Park, Evergreen, CO
Set in beautiful Evergreen, CO, Summerfest 2011 features a juried selection of fine arts and crafts from over 100 vendors. Categories include ceramics, digital, fiber and glass art, metalwork, jewelry, painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking and sculpture. Local musicians provide entertainment, and food vendors will serve selected specialties. A Beer and Wine Garden for the grownups and a Global Children’s Village complete the venue.
Boulder Arts Festival
July 24-25, 2010, 10 AM – 5 PM
Downtown Boulder, 29th Street
You can’t beat Boulder for artsy, eclectic style, so expect a unique assortment of arts and crafts at the Third Annual Boulder Arts Festival, featuring a juried selection of original art from over 150 national artists. Categories include: fine art, jewelry, glass and woodwork, sculpture, fiber art, photography and more. Music by local musicians; downtown restaurants supply an eclectic selection of food.
Crested Butte Arts Festival
August 6-7, 2010, 10 AM – 5 PM
Historic Elk Avenue, Crested Butte, CO
Crested Butte is home to one of the finest Art Festivals in the country. Over 180 talented artists provide incredible art in a wide range of categories and styles including painting, sculpture, pottery, photography, jewelry and more. Enjoy exciting cuisine, art demonstrations, chef demonstrations, entertainment and an art auction.
A Taste of Colorado
September 2-5, 2011
Civic Center Park, Downtown Denver
The Summer Festival season in Colorado ends with the granddaddy of all festivals, A Taste of Colorado. In its 27th year, A Taste is a celebration of Colorado’s food, arts, and heritage and draws over half a million visitors. Great cuisine is provided by more than 50 of Denver’s best restaurants and 300 arts and crafts booths feature glass work, jewelry, mixed media, painting, photography, pottery and sculpture, woodworking and more. Six stages provide music, and you’ll find cooking demonstrations, carnival rides, free gold panning and even a farmer’s market! (Check website for hours and special attractions.)