Tickets are discounted to $75.00
through April 30
(Regular price is $85.00)
Our Signature Event
Presented by UPMC
Art for Change Auction
OUR SIGNATURE EVENT
ART FOR CHANGE AUCTION
MAY 13, 2013
August Wilson Center
for African American Culture
900 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
6:00 - 11:00 p.m.
Persad’s signature event is both a verbal and silent auction featuring over 200 pieces of art from local, national and international artists. Works include paintings, photography, sculpture and jewelry. Come enjoy great food, drinks, entertainment, and the opportunity to meet and mingle with our friends and supporters.
New This Year!
Electronic bidding with hand-held devices allows you to monitor all the action from the palm of your hand! Increase your bid with the tap of a finger and watch the excitement build throughout the evening as we climb to meet our fundraising goal!
We are having a very exclusive raffle for Art for Change this year.
Only 100 tickets will be sold for this raffle.
Valued at Over $5,000
Tickets are $75.
Winner will be pulled at the auction on May 13.
Winner need not be present at time of drawing.
Experience the southern flavor of New Orleans by staying near the heart of the French Quarter and enjoying a six-course dinner with wine pairings at the famous Zagat-Rated Commander’s Palace Restaurant.
- Three night stay in a standard guest room at the Renaissance Pere Marquette in New Orleans
- Daily breakfast for two
- VIP admission for two including skip-the-line status to the Preservation Hall of Jazz
- Six-course dinner with wine pairings for two at Commander’s Palace Restaurant
- Round-trip coach class airfare for two to New Orleans, LA*
*from any American Airlines destination with the contiguous U.S. and Canada
- Complimentary booking
Or call Bob McGrogan at 412-441-9786 x225
We are excited to present the artwork that will be available for auction this year. Our artists and galleries have donated some really terrific pieces this year. Check out all our great artwork from local and national artists....
PERSAD’S 25th ANNUAL ART AUCTION AND RECEPTION WILL BE HELD MONDAY, MAY 13, 2013 AT THE AUGUST WILSON CENTER – DOWNTOWN PITTSBURGH
PITTSBURGH - “Art for Change,” the 25th year of Art for AIDS, is Persad Center’s largest fundraiser and the premiere art auction in southwestern Pennsylvania. Again this year, the Art for Change event will be held at the August Wilson Center in downtown Pittsburgh on Monday, May 13 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Once again UPMC will be presenting as the Title Sponsor.
Since its inception in 1988, the auction has raised more than $3.75 million for Persad’s Free Care Fund, allowing the organization to offer quality services to eligible clients regardless of their ability to pay.
“This year’s Art for Change event is very special,” said Betty Hill
Art for Change is both a verbal and silent auction featuring more than 200 original works of art generously donated by local, national, and international artists, including paintings, photography, sculpture, furniture, and jewelry. The auction takes place amidst a lively strolling cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception, featuring delicacies from the area’s top restaurants, live entertainment, and a diverse audience from all corners of the region.
New Bidding and Checkout System
For the first time, electronic bidding through smart phones, or hand-held devices provided at the auction, will allow attendees to monitor all of the silent auction pieces from any location at the event. This new concept will generate excitement as guests are able to track and increase their bids with the touch of a finger as they stroll through the auction.