For Immediate Release

Media Contacts:
Gabriel McGowan
213.201.1521 (o)
gmcgowan@apla.org

Pauley Perrette, Jackie Collins, and Other Stars to Attend Upcoming AIDS Fundraiser, Art Auction Event Saturday at Bonhams & Butterfields

WHAT:
ART PROJECT LOS ANGELES: Celebrities to Walk Red Carpet; Art Collectors to Ignite Live Bidding Wars on Range of Artworks to Benefit HIV Care, Prevention Programs

WHEN:
Saturday, June 25
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Silent auction open to the public.
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Red-carpet and VIP cocktail party. (To reserve your place on the red-carpet media wall for this portion of the event, please call media contacts listed above.) Silent auction reopens.
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. - VIP & General Admission guests attend cocktail party, hosted bar, food, silent auction.
8:00 p.m. - Live auction.

Silent auction closes at approximately 9:00 p.m.

WHO:
Confirmed celebrity attendees include:

Bradley Bell (Producer, The Bold and the Beautiful), Claire Brassoud, Jackie Collins (E! Entertainment Television / Author), Michelle Clunie (Showtime’s “Queer as Folk”), Romi Dames (Hannah Montana / Nickelodeon’s “Winx”), Lisa Foxx, Sid Krofft, Pauley Perrette (NCIS), Joell Posey (Apple Pie Society), California State Senator Curren Price, Marcellas Reynolds (Big Brother), Lindsay Scheel (Founder, SoHo Project), Michael Steger (90210), Lisa Vanderpump (Beverly Hills Housewives), JoBeth Williams.

All celebrities will attend Saturday evening’s reception.

WHERE:
Bonhams & Butterfields
7601 West Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90046

ART PROJECT LOS ANGELES tickets, beginning at $50, available at apla.org.

General Media Parking:
Complimentary valet parking will be available for all press. Satellite trucks may use street parking in front of venue.

MORE:
Guests will bid on an exceptional collection of artwork, sculpture, photography, furnishings and more at this premier, red-carpet charity art auction and artists reception, presented by Hamilton-Selway Fine Art. ART PROJECT LOS ANGELES, at world-renowned auction house Bonhams & Butterfields, is a benefit for AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA).

Up for auction include works by world-class artists including Picasso, Warhol, Schnabel, Haring, Longo, Hockney, works from exciting local and emerging artists, and guitars signed by Alex Band (formerly of “The Calling”), Anjulie, Melissa Etheridge, Jennifer Lopez, and Orianthi.

Proceeds benefit APLA programs and services, including the Necessities of Life Program, which provides food to low-income Angelenos who are facing HIV/AIDS and hunger.

Sponsors:
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Hard Rock Café, Bonhams and Butterfields, Clear Channel Los Angeles Radio, Hamilton-Selway Fine Art, ROKK Vodka, Metrosource Magazine, and Red Diamond.

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AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) was founded in 1983 and is one of the largest nonprofit HIV/AIDS service organizations in the United States. APLA provides bilingual support to more than 6,000 people living with HIV/AIDS in Los Angeles County annually and leadership on HIV/AIDS-related policy and legislation. Additionally, APLA conducts behavioral research designed to inform the development of evidenced-based interventions and assists health departments in evaluating their HIV/AIDS services to ensure the delivery of effective and quality programs. APLA also provides administrative and fiscal support to the Global Forum on Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSMGF), which promotes and advocated for the health and human rights of MSM internationally. APLA is proud to be a community-based, volunteer-supported organization with local, national, and global reach. For more information, please visit apla.org.

APLA Health & Wellness (APLAHW) provides primary medical and oral health care, behavioral health services, HIV testing, PrEP counseling and management of eligible clients, STD screening/treatment, and health education and HIV-prevention services, with a specific focus on low-income gay and bisexual men of color and transgender individuals living in Los Angeles County. APLAHW is a federally qualified health center that includes: the Gleicher / Chen Health Center in South Los Angeles; the Wilshire Dental Clinic downtown; Behavioral Health Services at the David Geffen Center in Mid-City; as well as a mobile dental facility. The S. Mark Taper Foundation Dental Clinic in South Los Angeles is also part of APLAHW. APLAHW serves more than 8,000 people each year. For more information, please visit aplahw.org.

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