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ArtDenver Announces Nationally-Renowned Michael Costello as Headlining Designer for Opening Night Fashion Show

Costello will be joined by featured designer Mondo Guerra


DENVER (October 8, 2014) – ArtDenver, an all-new indoor fine arts experience featuring national fine artists, Colorado makers, art installations, interior design and fashion, announces Michael Costello as the headlining designer for the Opening Night Fashion Show on Friday, November 14 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Colorado Convention Center.

Costello has gained international attention through his work with many prominent clients, including Beyonce, Paris Hilton, the Kardashians and Lady Gaga. In addition to Costello’s designs, the show will feature Denver-based designer Mondo Guerra and other designers to be announced at a future date. Both designers have been featured on Project Runway and Project Runway All Stars.

Produced by the Cherry Creek Arts Festival, ArtDenver includes a juried art show with 135 exhibiting visual artists from all over the country, in 13 media categories, including ceramics, mixed media, digital art, photography, metal works and drawing. For a complete list of artists, visit

The event kicks off on Friday, Nov. 14 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. with the Opening Night Party, featuring a first look at the event and the Opening Night Fashion Show. The fashion continues throughout the weekend with designer trunk shows and free runway shows (with a general admission ticket for event entry) on November 15 and 16.

“The Opening Night Fashion Show reflects the unique appeal of ArtDenver by presenting locally and nationally-based artistic talent featuring cutting-edge design and innovation, while exemplifying luxury and fantasy,” said R. Tony Smith, marketing and operations director of the Cherry Creek Arts Festival and ArtDenver. “We are honored to have an opportunity to feature one of Denver’s favorite designers, while bringing other national designers into our thriving, art-infused urban core.”

Early-bird tickets to ArtDenver can be purchased at various levels until October 31, at which time ticket prices increase. For ticketing information and to purchase tickets to the Opening Night Party, please visit

About ArtDenver
ArtDenver is an all-new, urban indoor arts experience featuring visual artists, fashion, Colorado makers and the Art of Living. The event takes place November 14 (6 p.m. to 10 p.m.), November 15 (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; 10 a.m. early VIP entry) and November 16 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) at the Colorado Convention Center. ArtDenver is presented by Bank of the West. Associate sponsors are CBS4, Colorado Homes & Lifestyles, Mountain Living, Heinrich Marketing, KOSI 101.1, 99.5 The Mountain, OUT FRONT, Reign Magazine, Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel and Xfinity. Blake Communications is a supporting sponsor of ArtDenver. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit Also consider joining Facebook, Twitter (@cherryarts) and Instagram (@cherryarts) to engage with ArtDenver and receive up-to-date information. Start the conversation using the hashtag #ArtDenver.


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