BY CAITY BURDASH
The National Art Honor Society attended the Optime 5K run, which was held to benefit Young At Art. The event was held on Sept. 21 at Markham Park. There were over 1,000 attendees, and 75 percent of the ticket sales went to benefit the museum.
“Young At Art supports the arts whole-heartedly, and it gives students and adults the opportunity to be exposed to the arts in unique ways,” art teacher Elizabeth Jenkins said. “The Optime 5K was great exposure for the club.”
The run took place on National Peace Day. Club members wore tie-dye shirts to spread peace and happiness throughout Markham Park.
“I thought the run was very organized, and it was nice to see so many people promoting the arts and peace,” freshman club member Cristina Macari said.
Two hours prior to the race, club members set up a pinwheel installation using over 200 handmade pinwheels.
“Everyone had their eyes on the pinwheels. It was a great way to promote Cypress,” Macari said.
Along with other vendors, the club had a table set up with pinwheels and art history books to teach the 5K participants about art and the Bay’s art club.
“I love the Art Society. I am definitely planning to go to more events like this one in the future,” said art society member Nicole Burmeister, a freshman.
Members of the National Art Honors Society will be volunteering at Young At Art in the future and plan to create many chalk murals around the Bay.