Photographer Credit: Jim Bailey

Photographer Credit: Jim Bailey

Join First Class Fashionista (FCF) in their kickoff event of the summer “Denver Paint the Runway.”  FCF is a fashion, beauty, and entertainment blog made up of nine team members taking their passions to the runway. Denver Paint the Runway will be an eventful night alive with catwalks, fashion, art, music, and special guests Denver Art Society ( and Artreach  (,  two non-profit charitable organizations.

Proceeds from this blockbuster event will help Denver Art Society continue their mission to build and sustain a more creative community through the arts. They are able to run their organization purely on donations in the form art supplies, money, and volunteers. This year, Artreach will be using their portion of the proceeds to provide the chance for at risk youth to attend Camp Artreach this summer. Camp Artreach is a fun and high-quality arts camp where children will work closely with professional artist to develop their art skills.  Artreach is proud to provide this program to young artists who would never have the opportunity to attend a camp otherwise. “Change lives through the arts,” as Artreach missions statement expresses. Through assistance of Denver Paint the Runway, and many other organizations Artreach has been able to give the gift of the arts to 70,000 people of all ages. Offering a chance to experience arts and culture in the Denver and surrounding communities.

Wondering why the arts are important? Here’s how creative director of First Class Fashionista, Lonza Dennis, answers “Young people should be involved in the arts. Studies have found that children who participate in the arts do better in math and science. Art is also a form of self-expression and an emotional outlet.” Lonza is proving that this is true through Denver Paint the Runway. A night where all forms of art will come together in hopes to change lives through the arts.

VIP- $50 (sold out)

General Admission- $35 ($10 off with discount code: DPTR)

Student Rate- $17.50 (must show ID). Now offering standing only tickets for only $10! 18+ 21 to drink

Where: Denver Art Society
734 Santa Fe Dr.

When: Saturday, June 8

Time: 7pm

Looking for an opportunity to donate or volunteer? Check out the websites mentioned in this article for more information on how you can contribute.