UGallery Supports Girls on the Run Charity at the Cherry Creek Arts Festival

This past weekend, we were thrilled to participate in the Cherry Creek Arts Festival in Denver, Colorado.

We partnered with Lifetime Fitness and Athleta during their debut Esprit de She 10K race at the festival. We were honored to auction a commissioned painting at the race, with all proceeds going toward the Girls on the Run charity organization.

Read on for the full story!

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The Event

Lifetime Fitness, in partnership with Athleta apparel, launched a new athletic event series this summer for women called Esprit de She: The Spirit of Her. The race series takes place in 18 U.S. cities throughout the summer, celebrating “fitness and fun, sisterhood and strength.”

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The Project

We were honored to participate in Lifetime’s Colorado race this past weekend. The 10K finish line was at the Cherry Creek Arts Festival, one of the largest arts festivals in the country.

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We donated a commissioned painting to the race, which was on display throughout the weekend and auctioned off at the finish line.

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All proceeds from the auction went toward Girls on the Run, a charity organization that “inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.”

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The Artwork

UGallery artist Susan K. Boyle was selected to create the painting, which was based on a drawing by 10-year old Maddie, a member of Girls on the Run.

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Pictured below, the winner of the auction (right) poses with the Girls on the Run representative (left) at the race finish.

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