11th Annual Cheesman Park Art Fest

Free Admission | July 27 & 28, 2024

Art About the artists

150 artists and craftsmen from across the United States will showcase their work at the 2023 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 local & regional favorites. Stay tuned for our 2024 lineup!

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 will host a curated mix of a dozen trucks & carts at this year's festival. View last year's food & drink vendors.

Festival Details

Saturday, July 27th | 9am-5pm
Sunday, July 28th | 9am-5pm

This show was recently 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!

Stay tuned for our 2024 line up!

Folk, jazz & cover bands round out the festival experience.

Come hungry! From savory to sweet, we've got you covered with Denver's best food trucks... plus a few booths featuring packaged gourmet treats to sample & take home.View 2023 Lineup.

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.  

Across from the stage, not far from 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!

This event is ADA accessible, as all booths are placed on the asphalt roads within the park. The music is up on the grass, but there is a ramp and seating on the adjacent roadway as well. Parking is street parking, but there is a drop-off area at the 8th Avenue entrance. If you would like to inquire about special accommodations, we are happy to work with you, and can be reached via text at 505-273-7363.

Featured Artist of 2023: Kristen Ross

Kristen Ross is a contemporary landscape painter based in Boulder, Colorado. She paints the places she loves to explore, celebrating the complexity of the West’s wild spaces with vivid color and intricate detail.

After a hike, Kristen returns to her North Boulder studio with sketches and reference photos for inspiration. She seeks to capture the essence of each memory of time spent in nature, as well as highlight the unique characteristics of each location. Her interest in ecology, geology, and history drives her to learn about the places she paints so that she can tell their stories in new and unique ways. Out of appreciation for the wild places we all share, she donates a portion of all proceeds from the sale of her work to the National Park Foundation.

Kristen's painting Flatiron Sunrise was featured on our advertising campaign throughout Denver in 2023.

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!"

2020

Top 100 Shows of the Decade

“This show is amazing and consistent, and I can’t say enough great things about management, the quality of the buyers and art, and the turnout. It’s a wonderful show in every measure — one of my top events.” - Fine Artist