On Saturday, August 26, 2017 a 5K run and beerfest at the Aurora Municipal Waterwise Garden featuring the band, Brushfire and 17 breweries took place. It was the most perfect day ! So many came out to run, learn who our AMAZING memorial artist was (Douwe Blumberg of Douwe Studios!!), taste beer , eat food, listen to music, give hugs, play corn-hole, talk with vendors, cheer, walk the garden, see the chalk art….
We congratulated Yulia Avgustinovich & Nick Angelo of Yulia Avgustinovich Art! Their chalk design of an Iris x germanica (Bearded Iris) won the Artist Award – which was presented by Douwe Blumberg (the 7/20 Memorial Foundation’s artist for the sculpture being placed in the Reflection Garden). People’s Choice for Most Inspirational Flower was awarded to Tina and Jason Martinez for their Amsonia jonesii (Jones’ Bluestar). Thank you to all of our chalk artists for sharing your talent with us today, all 14 squares were works of art!
VOLUNTEERS, wow! You guys are the best! Could not have done this event without all of you!
It was a great day and we love the way the community has come together to remember and support all the victims and families. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!ed off at the Aurora Metro Station as its just walking distance from our event site.
Participating Brewers Included:
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Horse & Dragon Brewing Company
The Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project
Stupid Awesome Food Truck
Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More
Featured Chalk Artists:
Tina J. Martinez
Michael & Betsy Keyes
Asher Millikan & Nathan Feniak from Dsa-Denver School of the Arts
Kate O’Donnell & art students from Community College of Aurora
Elaine Stires of Red Delicious Press
Reven Marie Swanson
Satya Wimbish of Trash As Art
Sarah Grundemann & art students from William Smith High School