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, one of the largest non-profit AIDS service organizations in the United States, provides bilingual direct care and treatment services to over 7,000 people living with HIV/AIDS in Los Angeles annually and leadership on HIV/AIDS-related policy and legislation. In 2013, APLA marked its 30th year of operation, and we are a community-based, volunteer-supported organization with local, national and global reach.

APLA Health & Wellness is a Federally Qualified Health Center providing primary medical care, oral healthcare, mental health services, HIV testing, STD screening/treatment and health education and HIV prevention services focusing on low income gay and bisexual men of color and transgender individuals. APLA Health & Wellness serves over 6,000 individuals across Los Angeles County each year.

For more information, visit apla.org.

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