Local Artists Chosen To Create Logo, Award For Danbury Audi Race4Scholars

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The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut, in collaboration with WHEELPassion, selected Danbury art director and designer Paul Minigiello and New Fairfield sculptor David Boyajian to create this year's race logo and award.
The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut, in collaboration with WHEELPassion, selected Danbury art director and designer Paul Minigiello and New Fairfield sculptor David Boyajian to create this year's race logo and award. Photo Credit: File

DANBURY, Conn. – The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut, in collaboration with WHEELPassion, selected two artists to create a design for the inaugural Danbury Audi Race4Scholars Criterium.

Danbury art director and designer Paul Minigiello created the race’s logo and New Fairfield sculptor David Boyajian interpreted Minigiello’s logo to create an award, which will be unveiled at the winners' circle ceremonies after the race in Danbury on Sunday, Aug. 17.

"The arts and recreation complement one another and the upcoming race was a great opportunity to incorporate creative talent from the area," said Lisa Scails, executive director of the Cultural Alliance.

The award will be presented by WHEELpassion to Josh Weeks, Dealer and Principal for the race's title sponsor Danbury Audi, as a gesture of appreciation for Danbury Audi’s commitment to promoting cycling in the area and helping to make the Race4Scholars Criterium a reality.

The race helps establish college scholarship funds for high school graduates majoring in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines, as well as medical and other relevant fields.

Join other race fans and spectators on Sunday, Aug. 17, lining the racecourse for the inaugural Danbury Audi Race4Scholars Criterium, in downtown Danbury.

Hundreds of top pros and amateurs are expected to participate and race their bikes around the 0.6-mile (1K) closed course multiple times – with spectators just inches away from the riders as they hammer around the course.

The afternoon downtown gets more exciting when the Pro Women and Pro Men get called to the line, for two back-to-back high-speed feature events. Tight packs of professional cyclists will sprint around the course and dive into sharp corners at top speed, inches apart from each other and racing at speeds reaching 40 mph.

The Danbury Audi Race4Scholars Criterium is helping to promote women’s racing by offering equal distances and prize money for the Woman’s Feature 1, 2, 3 & Pro event.

The venue offers activities for your kids too – face painting, and a Kids Bike for Fun. Your future state champion can ride the same racecourse as the pros.

Event proceeds will help WHEELpassion pursue its mission of advocating for healthy life choices for adolescents and to provide educational opportunities for program graduates.

The course include Main Street, White Street, National Place/ Delay Street and Liberty Street. Events will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For more information, visit the event website

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