Art Against AIDS
Saturday, December 7 , 2013, NO/AIDS Task Force will present the 27th annual Art Against AIDS art auction and holiday gala at The New Orleans Museum of Art.
Art Against AIDS, one of New Orleans’ premier visual arts and civic events, will once again take place at the New Orleans Museum of Art from 8:00 pm to midnight.
This exciting holiday gala benefits NO/AIDS Task Force and features a silent auction of juried art pieces by acclaimed artists. For the first time, it will also include “Paper Prayers” – an art form based on the Japanese custom of offering strips of painted paper as prayers for healing the sick – created by artists, school children and local celebrities. The gala also features food from some of New Orleans finest caterers and restaurants, live entertainment, and a disco under the stars to dance the night away!
Our regions rich cultural community provides the perfect frame for Art AgainstAIDS. It was this community that came together in 1987 in response to the early devastating effects of the AIDS epidemic in the New Orleans area to found this event. Today Art Against AIDS is one of the city’s premiere holiday galas, spotlighting the eclectic collection of the area’s visual arts community and their works, the culinary arts featuring some of New Orleans’ finest restaurants, and entertainment provided by the best of the city’s nightlife—all under one roof. To date, Art Against AIDS has raised over $1.5 million to support the vital services of the NO/AIDS Task Force.