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.
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.
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
2014 Art Against AIDS Gala Advisory Committee
Carey Hammett, Chairperson
Bryan Batt and Tom Cianfichi
Joseph and Sue Ellen Canizaro
Dr. Donald & Teresa Guzzetta
Juli Miller Hart
Dr. Arnold and Celia Lupin
2014 Art Against AIDS Gala Committee
Edmund Emerson Adams
Kimberly Norwood Robinson
Katharine St. Paul