Art Against AIDS

The Art Against AIDS gala has become the kick-off to the holiday season. Benefitting NO/AIDS Task Force, it brings together artists, businesses, cultural leaders and supporters of the Task Force to raise money for the services it provides the men, women, and families affected by HIV/AIDS in New Orleans. For the first time, this stellar event will be held in the newly- renovated CLUB XLIV, adjacent to the Mercedes Benz Superdome.

Silent Auction

An exciting juried silent auction of art, merchandise, and gift certificates donated by local artists, galleries and businesses is an important part of the evening. Representative of New Orleans diverse cultural community, the auction focuses on one-of-a-kind original art, unique packages, as well as unique cultural experiences ideal for entertaining friends and family.

Holiday Ornaments

Twenty-eight years ago, Art Against AIDS was started as an event selling holiday ornaments made by students in local art programs. This tradition is still the heart of the event with more than 30 local school art programs donating hundreds of ornaments sold in our “Holiday Boutique.”

Who Benefits from Your Donation?

By making a donation, you demonstrate your support of those right here in our community affected by HIV/AIDS. Become a part of a 3- decade long tradition of local artists who willingly support NO/AIDS Task Force and the clients we serve. As the largest HIV/AIDS service provider in the Gulf South, we serve the area with more than 30 programs such as primary healthcare services, medication, housing, home delivered meals and pantry service to over 2,500 clients annually. Additionally, the agency reaches more than 20,000 individuals each year with HIV prevention education and community outreach. New Orleans, along with Baton Rouge, continuously falls in the top five cities for new estimated HIV/AIDS case rates.

2014 Art Against AIDS Current Sponsors

Chevron, Ambush, Avita Pharmacy, Baker Donelson, Sue Ellen and Joseph Canizaro, Deveney, Gambit, Goldring Family Foundation, Hahn Enterprises, Hash House Harriers, The John Burton Harter Charitable Trust, New Orleans Magazine, NOLA Media Group, Postelthwaite & Netterville, St. Charles Magazine, Where Y’at

2014 Art Agains AIDS Honorary Chairperson

Christian LeBlanc

2014 Art Against AIDS Gala Advisory Committee

Carey Hammett, Chairperson
Bryan Batt and Tom Cianfichi
Joseph and Sue Ellen Canizaro
Jeri Cullinan
William Fagaly
Dr. Donald & Teresa Guzzetta
Juli Miller Hart
Dr. Arnold and Celia Lupin
Lucille McDonnell
Nell Nolan
Poppy Tooker
Bonnie Warren

2014 Art Against AIDS Gala Committee

Edmund Emerson Adams
Denise Augustine
Scottie Bush
Milton Cheramie
Amanda Cogswell
Megan Coleman-Watson
Robert Diamond
Jimmy Fahrenholtz
Donald Fontenot
Hoby Givens
Larry Gruber
Jeremy James
Colleen Keogh
Joshua Langley
Tony Leggio
Larry Mercier
Andy Parker
Nikki Ritzenthaler
Kimberly Norwood Robinson
Dorothy Slan
Katharine St. Paul
Ellie Tinto-Poitier
Gerald Vance
Annie Zipkin


Purchase your 2014 Art Against AIDS Tickets!

Tickets purchased up to one week in advance of the event will be mailed to the shipping address provided; tickets purchased less than one week prior to the event will be held at will-call. For additional information, call Michael Weber at 504-821-2601, Ext. 256.


Sponsor Art Against AIDS

Download our mail-in sponsorship form to pay by check or complete our online order form »

Sponsors can expect a call from Rodney Thoulion, Director of Development, within 24 hours of payment to make further arrangements.

Thank you to our 2014 Art Against AIDS Sponsors:

avita bakerdonelson
canizaro deveny
gambit goldring.web
hahn harter
hashhouse nmg
neworleansmagazone postelthwaite
stchasmaglogo whereyat.web


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