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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
ArtCares Jr. is presented with the generous support of:
World 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.
It is with heavy hearts that we tell you all that our beloved Michael Conroy has passed away. Michael was the Senior Housing Case Manager here at the Taskforce for over 15 years. We will miss his gentle spirit and light.