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Art for Life

Art for Life is a biennial art auction created in 1989 that has helped raise awareness and approximately $6 million in funding for HIV/AIDS medical care, prevention, education, testing and advocacy services. The event is not only a celebration of the arts community and Equitas Health’s life-saving work, but also a celebration of life and the artists who enrich it. In 2018, the event raised over $1,000,000 and more than 1,000 attendees, continuing a legacy as the most successful charity art auction fundraiser in Ohio. In 2020, the decision was made postpone the event to October 23, 2021. For tickets or more information, visit These photos, by Raymond LaVoie, are from the 2014 Art for Life gala.

1) Colleen Marshall, Loann Crane 2) Ann & Ron Pizzuti, Kristyn Hartman 3) Dan Brown, Art for Life Award Winner Sally Blue, Michael Reese 4) Michael Maly, Gregory Espinoza, Brian Cole 5) Joe Kurzer, Bart Krogman 6) Marcia Evans, Artist Cody Heichel (Peopleís Choice Award Winner) and his wife Marcela Azevedo 7) David & Angela Meleca 8) Emily Toney, Joel Diaz, Jeff Jeffers 9) Michelle Brandt, Malcolm Riggle


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