CCAD launches "Embrace the Cranes"

Category: New & Noteworthy

Over 20 Cherry Creek Businesses Display Art-Inspired Cranes to Welcome Tower Cranes to the Neighborhood.

On June 12th, the Cherry Creek Arts District launched “Embrace the Cranes” in response to the more than seven tower cranes currently dotting the Cherry Creek skyline. More than 20 local businesses put out on display their own brightly decorated, art-inspired cranes to officially welcome the tower cranes to the community. 

“There’s quite a lot of change occurring in the Cherry Creek area,” said Lisa Tyler, member of the Cherry Creek Arts District and owner of local businesses Gallerie Rouge and Cherry Creek Framing. “Instead of fighting it, we wanted to come together and welcome it. By embracing the cranes, we can show the community that the local business owners welcome the visitors, workers, residents and tourists that the change will ultimately bring.”

The gallery group, which represents over 200 years of business in Cherry Creek, hand-decorated metal cranes to be displayed through the month of June. Other local organizations joined in the spirit of fun, including area newcomer UCHealth and the long-standing Denver Public Library Ross Cherry Creek Branch, participated with cranes of their own.

“We love this community, our customers and our neighbors,” said Katie Friedland, president of the Cherry Creek Arts District and co-owner of Show of Hands. “We want to ensure that people have fun walking through the area while also seeing the beauty and art in both the tower cranes and our art-inspired cranes that dot the Cherry Creek landscape.”

Participating businesses include:

  • Oster Jewelers Watch Diamond & Jewelry Boutique*
  • UCHealth, THE BRASS BED, fine linens & furnishings
  • Adornments
  • Cherry Creek Framing
  • Gallerie Rouge*
  • Williams Jewelers, Foster & Son Fine Jewelry
  • Hollyhocks “Baby Boutique” and Fine Children’s Apparel
  • The Artisan Center*
  • Fascination St. Fine Art*
  • Live Love Lash
  • Philadelphia Print Shop West*
  • Tam O’Neill Fine Art*
  • Victoria's Chocolates*
  • The Twisted Tulip*
  • MANGELSEN-Images of Nature Gallery*
  • Masters Gallery
  • Show of Hands*
  • Perch Denver and more.

*Denotes Cherry Creek Arts District Member

About the Cherry Creek Arts District:

The Cherry Creek Art District is home to over 20 independent galleries and arts related businesses, as well as the annual Cherry Creek Arts Festival. In Cherry Creek, you can find world class fine art, artisan crafters, fine jewelry design, custom framing, artistic home furnishings, and much more!  For more information visit