Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Festival for Life, November 23

TUCSON (Observer Update) - The Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF) announced that the 20th Annual Jerôme Beillard Festival for Life will take place on Sunday, November 23, 4:00 to 7:30 p.m., at The University of Arizona® Student Union Grand Ballroom, 1303 E. University Drive.

Festival for Life is an annual live and silent auction featuring fine artwork, unique experiences, exciting travel opportunities, striking jewelry, and one-of-a-kind gifts. The event will also include hors d’oeuvres, a chocolate fountain, no-host bar, and entertainment from the Sons of Orpheus and Namoli Brennet. The highlight of Festival for Life is its beautiful art from locally and nationally recognized artists such as Lorraine DarConte, Barbara Gurwitz, Deezie Manning-Catron, Tom Philabaum, Gail Marcus-Orlen, Curt Brill, Mark Rossi, Judith D’Agostino, Conrad Miles, Cristina Cardenas, David Adix, Josh Goldberg, Lynn Taber, Diana Madaras, and Lynnette Moody. This year Festival for Life is honoring Old Pueblo Frameworks and Gallery as the 2008 Featured Gallery, for their dedication to the arts, support of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS and the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation. This year, many of the auction items can be previewed on the Festival website, festivalforlife.org.

Festival for Life is supported by Title Sponsor Long Realty Cares Foundation, Title Media Sponsors Cox Communications, Cox Media, 97.5 BOB FM, and 1400 KTUC. Festival for Life also is supported by El Rio Health Center and Dex Media. Tickets are $60 in advance and $75 at the door. Please call Jess at (520) 628-7223 for tickets or visit the Festival for Life website at www.festivalforlife.org for more information. Festival for Life raises funds for the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation to support programs and services for people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. The Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation’s mission is to create and sustain a healthier community through a compassionate, comprehensive response to HIV/AIDS.

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