8th Annual Cheesman Park Art Fest

EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

COVID-19 Update: This event is cancelled as of 5/27/2020, following the mayor's announcement that the 10-person limit on public gatherings is extended through 6/30/2020. We greatly appreciate all of the kind words and support that we have received throughout this difficult decision process; and we hope to see you all in the park next year.

Art About the artists

135 artists and craftsmen from across the United States will showcase their work at the 2020 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! In 2019 we heard the music of 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. In 2019 we hosted 12 flavorful options at the festival >>Food Truck Line-Up!

Festival Details

EVENT CANCELLED FOR 2020
Saturday, July 25 | 9am-6pm
Sunday, July 26 | 9am-5pm

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! Save the dates and experience this award-winning summer art festival for yourself!

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!
View 2019 Festival Layout

Since it is limited street parking along the north lane of 8th Avenue - attendees are 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.  

Stay tuned for 2021!

Stay tuned for 2021!

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!

We love our neighbors! Please visit our neighborhood page for more information.

Meet 2019's Featured Artist: Jamin Still

Tell us about your artistic process! "Images are powerful things, and I have always loved them for how they kindle my imagination. When I paint, I often set out to create an image that evokes a story. I rarely have a story in mind when I begin a painting, but the beginnings of one is usually present when I’ve finished. With that beginning, with that seed, a story germinates and breathes and grows and finds its way to paper."

What was the inspiration behind this year's featured painting? "I love the towering trees of Cheesman Park. They're full of magic and wonder and possibility, and the image I painted is meant to reflect that. By chance, the silhouette of the one of the trees ended up looking like the profile of a bear, and so I imagined a small boy seeing that and awakening it with his imagination." - Jamin Still

We are proud to have Jamin's powerful imagination behind this year's featured artwork, which is a magical depiction of Cheesman Park!

View Featured Artwork

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!"