Hundreds of artists to display at Cherry Creek Arts Festival

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The festival features 238 artists from all-over the country, hand-picked from 2,100 applicants.

"There's some great work and a real diverse expression of a lot of artistic excellence. It's truly the cream of the crop and the best of the best," Terry Adams, president and CEO of the festival, said.

The three-day event starts Saturday and will be held at Denver's Cherry Creek North Shopping District on Clayton Street between 2nd and 3rd avenues. Admission is free.

Festival organizers expect a big turn-out, around 350,000 people, and about $2.6 million in art sales alone.

"We're very fortunate that Denver supports our artists, comes out and purchases work from these people," Adams said.

The event will have something for everyone, from a beer garden to live chef demonstrations.

If music is your scene, the event will host three stages with live music and for food-lovers 25 local restaurants on Culinary Row.

"This event has a pretty tremendous economic impact, specifically on the Cherry Creek area," Adams said.

The event goes through the Fourth of July, kicking off Friday with a free artist preview event at 7 p.m.

"We look forward to hosting the Denver region this weekend," Adams said.

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