5K to raise funds for the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art

Typically, when people visit a museum, they like to take a leisurely stroll to soak up the art, but for its next fundraiser, the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art is asking the public to lace up their running shoes .

The Run on Art: Run to Celebrate 52 Artists 5K will take place on June 16 in Ridgefield. Walkers and runners are invited to take a 3.1 mile run or a 1.5 mile loop walk through downtown Ridgefield that ends at the Aldrich with a beer, wine or drink. ‘sparkling water. Proceeds from the 5K sponsored by Ridgefield Running Company and On-Running will benefit the museum.

Aldrich executive director Cybele Maylone expressed her excitement for the event. “The Aldrich is thrilled to partner with Ridgefield Running Company and On-Running on this fun evening that highlights the mind-body connection through running and art,” she said in the Press release.

Prior to the fun run, the Ridgefield Running Company will have local artist and team member Tharini Pande paint the shop windows.

“Art and running are practices of self-discovery, and we’re thrilled to be able to combine them with On-Running in this cool community event,” said Megan Searfoss, owner of Ridgefield Running Company in the release. hurry.

Sam Traux of On-Running said fun running is an opportunity to champion artists across the running community.

“At On, we are dedicated to telling stories and igniting the human spirit through movement, nature, design and sustainability,” Traux said in the press release.

Aldrich’s exhibition 52 Artists: A Feminist Stage runs from June 6 to January 8, 2023. The exhibition revisits a 1971 feminist exhibition by featuring artists featured in the original exhibition and new emerging female or non-binary artists as they present the evolution of feminism. in art.

To register for the fun run on June 16, visit ridgefieldrunning.com.

Mildred D. Field