The Cherry Creek Arts Festival’s annual arrival in Denver’s premier fine art, fashion and dining district entitles the city to have a cultural outlet for the July 4th weekend. While the organizers have always missed the larger picture of benefiting the district’s main businesses, they successfully bring people to Cherry Creek North. Many indicators determine success for the festival: from the caliber of the art to the pseudo carnival ride atmosphere the organizers seem bent on offering. Whether or not the artists (once the heart of the festival) find it rewarding depends ultimately on sales. In 2006, it seems apparent that everything but fine art is available for purchase – a good thing for galleries like GALLERY M.
Author: Mason Hayutin
Founder, Editor and contributing writer, Mr. Mason Hayutin is recognized for his depth of experience and knowledge in technology, energy economics, and the arts (fine and visual). Having worked with recognized world class artists and their estates since 1997, Mason brings a wealth of practical experiences from installations, marketing and private sales. An active business advocate, he successfully released the fine art documentary film LUBIE LOVE in 2009 ahead of the global auto crisis - in addition to maintaining his tenure as Vice President of GALLERY M INC. Hayutin holds a degree in Economics from Washington University in St. Louis. You can read his insight here at The Art Quarterly as well as in regional and national publications.