Artistic effort at hotel benefits nonprofit helping children

A hotel in Edwards has joined in a partnership with an organization that enriches the lives of children with serious illnesses.

The Inn At Riverwalk announced the art partnership benefiting the Roundup River Ranch. Located near Gypsum, the organization offers free, medically supported camp programs for children with serious illnesses and their families. The collaboration fused art with an effort to provide donations to Roundup River Ranch.

 Artist Marley Seifert created an outline for a canvas to be filled in by Roundup River Ranch families and volunteers, resulting in a mural in the Roundup River Ranch Room at the Inn at Riverwalk. Each time a guest stays in the Roundup River Ranch Room, 20 percent of the proceeds will be donated to Roundup River Ranch.

“As one of the leading local hotel operators in the community for over 25 years, we are beyond thrilled to be partnering with such an impactful organization as Roundup River Ranch on this activation,” said Melinda Ferris, assistant general manager of the Inn At Riverwalk. “Not only does this mural provide a phenomenal opportunity for the volunteers and families to have fun and leave their mark on this property for years to come, it also allows us to share our mission-driven mindset with all future guests who stay in that vibrant space.” 

Seifert developed the overall design for a mural depicting Roundup River Ranch, including the lake, trees, roaming animals and cabins. Participants expressed their creativity on the walls of the hotel room, incorporating a variety of colors and artistic styles using acrylic paint. 

“We are grateful to the Inn At Riverwalk for supporting us in such a monumental way,” said Ruth B. Johnson, president and chief executive officer of Roundup River Ranch. “Our shared vision is to create opportunities for children with serious illnesses to reach beyond their illness and discover joy, confidence and a new world of possibilities, always free of charge. The proceeds from this unique partnership will allow our campers and their families to have the support and resources they need to experience camp and find happiness during challenging moments.” 

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