For the second year, the Denver Arts Festival, formerly known as the Downtown Denver Arts Festival, is returning to Stapleton’s Conservatory Green neighborhood. “Last year, we deviated from our standard practice and held the festival in June,” says director Jim DeLutes. “We’ve found that Memorial Day weekend works better for attendees and artists, so this year’s event will be held May 27–28.”
DeLutes says the feedback from last year’s event in Stapleton location was very positive. “The Stapleton community has been very supportive of the arts and the festival. This year, we hope to reach a two-day event goal of 25,000 to 30,000 attendees.”
By popular demand, this year will see some event enhancements. Food trucks will participate on-site both days with options from Little India, Rolling Italian, Pavy’s, and Em’s Ice Cream.
A partnership with Gallery On the Go will encourage attendees to create their own original artwork in a tent located in the center of the show space. This activity is free and all artwork can be taken home. “It’s a fun way to encourage budding artists of all ages to try their hand at painting,” explains DeLutes.
Conservatory Green is located just north of The Shops at Northfield. The festival will be open from 10am to 6pm. Street parking is available or patrons may park at the Shops at Northfield. For more information about the Denver Arts Festival, visit www.denverartsfestival.com.