Cherry Creek Arts Festival makes some minor tweaks as it turns 30 in 2021.

For the average 30-something, there are some hiccups at this age and the Cherry Creek Arts Festival is no different; its changed its original dates from 4th of July weekend to Labor Day Weekend, September 4-6, 2021, as well as its location. Due to the pandemic, the Arts Festival was canceled in 2020, but 2021 is happening with just some minor tweaks.

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CherryArts announced in a press release that to comply with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, it will be relocating to "the creekside area of the Cherry Creek Shopping Center, across First Avenue, directly across from its traditional home in Cherry Creek North."

“While we are all eager to return to in-person events and celebrations, first and foremost, we are focused on ensuring the safety of our community, which includes hundreds of regional and national artists, hundreds of volunteers, our staff, sponsors, vendors and thousands of visitors,” said Tara Brickell, executive director & CEO of CherryArts. “We’re hopeful that the COVID-19 restrictions will be at a lower level in September, allowing us to gather safely. We look forward to re-envisioning how to come together to support artists and arts education, as we celebrate the 30th anniversary event at the Cherry Creek Shopping Center. The 2021 event will include visual and performing arts and immersive art experiences.”

Visitors can look forward to the CherryArts Shop, a virtual platform featuring artists and their work, and an opportunity to purchase any items that will help fund CherryArts mobile arts education, a nonprofit that gives back to the community by making arts accessible and possible for all. 

The artists featured at the rescheduled 2021 event will be artists who were juried into the 2020 Cherry Creek Arts Festival. So, it's looking like turning 30 may not be so complicated after all.

How much have you missed the Cherry Creek Arts Festival? Will you be able to attend in 2021? Share in the comments.