DENVER (July 28, 2021) – CherryArts and the Denver Chalk Art Festival will collaborate at the 2021 Cherry Creek Arts Festival, where more than 100 artists will create temporary chalk artworks on Sunday, Sept. 5 and Monday, Sept. 6 at the Cherry Creek Shopping Center (CCSC) in the northwest parking lot near University Boulevard and 1st Avenue.

  The Denver Chalk Art Festival started in 2003 and has historically occurred during June on the streets of Larimer Square. In 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Festival took place in driveways and on sidewalks around Denver. CherryArts and the Denver Chalk Art Festival have collaborated previously on outreach programs; this year, chalk festival artists will showcase their work at the Cherry Creek Arts Festival. This includes many artists who have participated for more than a decade, three madonnari (professional chalk artists) and artists who are new to the event. For more information, visit

 “We’ve been waiting to hit the Denver streets again since June of 2019. Watching the joy this craft brings to attendees – and the camaraderie of the artist community coming together – has been sorely missed.” said Michel Rieger, Denver Chalk Art Festival artist director. “Collaborating with CherryArts is a perfect match. We look forward to bringing Denver’s most colorful event back through the long-standing tradition of the Cherry Creek Arts Festival.”