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ArtCares 2015

May 16, 2015 6:30 pmtoMay 17, 2015 1:00 am

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Nearly 1,000 art lovers will gather in the Cleveland Masonic Auditorium on Saturday, May 16th for ArtCares 2015, the annual auction and party to benefit the AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland. ArtCares 2015 is being presented through the generosity of AIDS Healthcare Foundation and Toby Devan Lewis with support from Consolidated Graphics Group.

ArtCares is the signature fund-raiser for the AIDS Taskforce, which serves individuals and families infected, affected and at-risk for HIV/AIDS. Proceeds help provide services such as counseling and case management, educational programs for adults and youth at risk, housing, public policy and advocacy and a food pantry that provides much-needed help for a community in which illness often coincides with poverty.

This year, the AIDS Taskforce will present their ArtCares Icon award to John Farina, who has been an integral part of ArtCares and the AIDS Taskforce over the years, not only chairing the event, but having worked for the agency as well.

The centerpiece of ArtCares remains the auction of art generously donated by professional artists living in, or with connections to, Northeast Ohio, as well as artwork from students and faculty of the Cleveland Institute of Art, one of the founding partners in establishing ArtCares.

This year will again feature local artist and curator, Kristin Rogers, as curator of the event.

New this year will be the Premiere Reception, a private party and exhibition of select artwork.  Tickets for the Premiere Reception begin at $250 per person.

6:30-8pm – Premiere Reception
7:30-10:30pm – Main Galleries Open
9:30pm-1am – After Hours Party

General Admission tickets are $50 per person, and VIP tickets are $100. Host Committee sponsorship and Corporate Partnerships are available. Tickets and more information are available by calling the Taskforce at 216-621-0766, extension 2915, or by visiting: http://bit.ly/ArtCares15

ArtCares Jr.



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A special exhibition and auction featuring the work of young artists.

Most young people enjoy creative activities: writing, drawing and designing are ways to express who they are, how they feel, and their relationship to the world around them. Creative activities provide opportunities to examine real-life issues and problems – including HIV and AIDS and the stigma attached to it. Art is often a major way children communicate.

ArtCares Jr. is an opportunity for young artists between the ages of 3 and 14 to show off their talents and skills while offering their support for those infected, affected and at-risk for HIV/AIDS. ArtCares Jr. is being presented in conjunction with the AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland’s signature fundraiser – ArtCares.

Young artists are given a blank canvas to use as they choose. Any kind of art is accepted – paintings, watercolor, pen and ink, pastel or any other medium they chose to work in. Their art will be displayed at the 78th Street Studios popular ‘Third Friday’ on Friday, February 20, 2015, at a special reception from 5-9pm. Works will be auctioned off in a silent auction to help raise funds for the AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland.

To download the submission form: 2015 ArtCares Jr. Submission Form

For more information, or to learn how to participate, contact Rebecca Murray-Strong at 216-621-0766, extension 2915, or rstrong@clevelandtaskforce.org.


ArtCares Jr. is presented with the generous support of:

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World AIDS Day 2014

13051-01-aidsWorld AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day and the first one was held in 1988.

Sponsored by the AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, and NORA (Northern Ohio Recovery Association), a schedule of community events can be viewed below:

HIV Testing with our mobile testing unit will take place at Public Square on Monday, Dec. 1st from 12pm-6pm.  Join Radio One, AIDS Funding Collaborative and the staff of the AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland, an affiliate of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, for this event aimed having everyone know their HIV status. About one in four people with HIV don’t know that they are infected. HIV is often asymptomatic for years, so the only way to know your status is to get tested. The earlier HIV is discovered, the better it can be treated.  Our goal?  20 million people in care by 2020.

Join us at the AIDS Taskforce office (2829 Euclid Avenue)  from 6-8pm on Monday, December 1st for a candlelight vigil to raise awareness, support those living with the virus, & remember those who have passed on.

A drag/fashion show will immediately follow the candlelight vigil at 4700 Prospect Avenue from 8-11pm.

Please call 216-621-0766 for more details.

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