8th Annual Cheesman Park Art Fest

Free Admission | Save the dates for October 2nd & 3rd, 2021!

Art About the artists

135 artists and craftsmen from across the United States will showcase their work at the 2021 Cheesman Park Art Fest. Each year, artists and craftsmen offer a wide array of mediums and price-points. This is a juried event, and we take pride in the curated selection of hand-made, American-made work that is sold directly by the artists.

Entertainment Shows and Music

Each year we host a dynamic lineup of local musicians playing throughout the day on both Saturday and Sunday. Take a break from shopping to enjoy some tunes beneath the century-old trees of the park! We love to bring you jazz & folk by Denver favorites - Gumbo Le Funque, the beloved Delta Sonics, Oscar Butler, and so many more!

Food & Drinks Food trucks

Come hungry! Denver's local food trucks are ready to put some pep in your step while you stroll through the festival. From savory to sweet, we've got you covered with all of Denver's favorite foodies. We plan to host a curated mix of 12 trucks at the festival.

Festival Details

Saturday, October 2nd | 9am-5pm
Sunday, October 3rd | 9am-5pm

This show was just nationally ranked as one of the Top 100 Shows of the Decade by Sunshine Artist Magazine! A charming event with an outstanding lineup of artists & craftsmen, the Cheesman Park Art Fest has you culturally covered from live music beneath the trees to Denver's best food trucks! Here in the park you will find zero commercial booths - 100% of booths are dedicated to showcase handmade juried works of art & craft. From jewelry and pottery to oil paintings and woodwork, there's something for everyone, and we carefully curate the lineup to showcase a wide range of prices & styles. Save the dates and bring friends & family to experience this award-winning art festival in the heart of Denver!

Cheesman Park
1599 East 8th Avenue, Denver CO 80218
The festival takes place on the South side of the park - enter from 8th Avenue, or 9th Avenue on the East or West side!

Festival Layout: Click Here

Street parking is available along the north lane of 8th Avenue - attendees are also encouraged to walk, bike, run, bus or carpool to this event! Bike racks with free bike parking will be available.  The RTD runs by the park and no bus routes will be disturbed by the festival.  

Check out a preview of this year's artists & craftsmen! View Gallery

Folk, jazz & cover bands round out the festival experience. See who's onstage.

See who will be serving up Denver's tastiest bites! See who's participating...

Near the entrance of 9th Avenue and Humboldt, we host a fabulous area for the kiddos to explore their creativity! We typically team up with Corona Presbyterian (from just around the corner!) and their lovely volunteers assist the young-at-heart in creating free art projects to take home from the fest.

As this is a public park, pups are welcome, please make sure they are on a leash! *PLEASE NOTE* The festival does take place on the asphalt roads within the park, so take the temperature into account when considering whether or not to bring them along. We don't want anyone to burn their paws!

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2013

First Festival

Cheesman Park Art Fest is officially launched in Denver

2014

Show to Watch

Named as one of Sunshine Magazines 'Top 14 New Shows to Watch'

2015

Top of the Town

Named as one of 5280 Magazines top things to do in Denver

2016

#4 in Sales of Classic & Contemporary Art

As ranked by artists across the nation and scored by the number of sales of fine crafts - Sunshine Artist Magazine

2017

#46 in the US for Sales of Fine Art

Sales data collected by Art Fair Sourcebook

2018

Denver A - List 'Top Rated Festival'

"They have the most naturalistic and appealing art for sale in the Denver metro area!"

2020

Top 100 Shows of the Decade

Sunshine Artist Magazine