|May 16, 2015 6:30 pm||to||May 17, 2015 1:00 am|
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