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Art for AIDS 2012

Art for AIDS 16th annual auction fundraiser will take place on Friday, September 14, 2012 from 5:30pm to 9:30pm. This years’ event will be held at the City View Metron located at 135 Fourth Street in San Francisco. This is an amazing event which features fabulous artwork up for auction while providing an inspirational evening which directly supports those who suffer from HIV/AIDS.

The Art for AIDS event is expected to attract about 700 supporters, art patrons and party-goers. Funds raised from the event go directly to the UCSF Alliance Health Project.

Art for AIDS will feature an exciting silent auction as well as an energetic live auction which will offer works by Lucky Rapp, Jock Sturges, Robin Denevan, Sue Averall, Rex Ray, Martine Jardel, Michal Venera, Kristine Mays and more. The certificate auction will feature luxury getaways, celebrated restaurants, Napa wine tours and spa treatments.

For more information about the artists and galleries featured at the 16th annual Art for AIDS event, please visit

UCSF’s Alliance Health Project or AHP has been serving the community for over 27 years. The center provides free HIV testing, education, counseling and mental health services. AHP has counseled over 240,000 people and trained over 81,000 health professionals, educators and students. Funds raised from Art for AIDS will directly benefit AHP. For more information on UCSF’s Alliance Health Project, please

Tickets for Art for AIDS start at $80. There are several sponsorship opportunities available as well. Please visit for ticket information. Thank you for your support and hope to see you at the event!

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Art for AIDS raises much needed funds for the UCSF AIDS Health Project

Art for AIDS took place Friday night at The Galleria at the San Francisco Design Center and attracted a large crowd ready to bid on amazing artwork in order to help raise money for the UCSF AIDS Health Project. The event started at 6pm and guests arrived within the fifteen minutes of the doors opening. By 6:15pm, the venue was packed with an enthusiastic and friendly crowd perusing the artwork which was up for bid.

Art for AIDS offered a generous buffet and hosted bar which helped keep the lively atmosphere alive. There were three main sections for the silent auction which included the “Red Section” for Mixed Media, the “Blue Section” for Photography and the “Purple Section” for paintings. Within the first half-hour of the event, the majority of silent auction items attracted multiple bidders and the bidding wars ensued.

The live auction kicked off with a once-in-lifetime live performance by Franc D’Ambrosio who thrilled the crowd with “Phantom of the Opera.” After his performance, the first live auction item was an oil and acrylic on canvas painted by the singer himself.

The live auction generated a lot of enthusiasm and items earned multiple bids, many of which went well over their expected value. This is good news for the UCSF AIDS Health project which directly benefits from the funds raised during the Art for AIDS event.

The UCSF AIDS Health Project works hard to provide emotional support and psychological support for HIV patients. The testing services and health services provided by the UCSF AIDS Health Project are invaluable to the community and rely largely on donated funds.

To learn more about the UCSF AIDS Health Project, please visit

To learn more about Art for AIDS, please visit

*Article originally written and published by Cathy on

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