Art Against AIDS
World AIDS Day
Saturday, December 1
Club XLIV at the Superdome
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Patron Party 7:00 PM
Art Against AIDS began in 1986 with local art students making holiday ornaments to sell and raise money. Today, 32 years later, the gala features some of the finest of what New Orleans offers: great food from local restaurants, a holiday boutique, a juried auction of art, and live entertainment.
This year, Art Against AIDS takes place on World AIDS Day, December 1, 2018. In addition to the food, drinks and entertainment, this year’s event will highlight how far we have come (and how far we still have to go) in the fight against HIV/ AIDS. This is an opportunity for the New Orleans Community to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. The event will honor artist, David Lumpkin, and will include two of the New Orleans panels of the AIDS Quilt as well as an interactive memory wall and remarks from government officials.
Guest of honor for the event is ABC reporter, Karl Schmid. Karl, originally from Australia, has worked with famous comedian Barry Humphries (a.k.a Dame Edna Everage) and in 2008 Karl relocated to Los Angeles where he has been the host of the Logo TV show, “Operation Vacation,” a regular host to TV Guide Network's Big Movie Premiere specials, as well as a contributor and guest host to TV Guide Network's Hollywood 411. Karl has recently come out as HIV positive and will give a keynote on stopping the stigma and the u = u campaign where it has been found that a person living with HIV who has undetectable viral load does not transmit HIV to their partners. Photo: Manny Amit