The first Art for Life was held August 5, 1989 at the Battleship Building in Short North with 58 artists participating and 115 pieces that were auctioned off, including famous memorabilia. Over the past 25 years, Art for Life has raised nearly 2 million dollars to help support AIDS Resource Center Ohio and the much needed programs and services provided for our community; in 2012, Art For Life raised $440,000 with 1200 attendees from throughout Columbus!
The event, which is the largest charity art auction in central Ohio, is comprised of two parts—a live auction and a silent auction. Art for Life was started in 1989 by local artists and donors who believed there was a need for an event of this caliber to raise awareness and funds for HIV/AIDS services in our community.
Art for Life 2014 will be held September 13, 2014 atthe Ohio History Center.
The Ohio Art League would like to extend exponential gratitude towards those of our current members that donated works into the silent and live auction for this year’s Art for Life event. Click the links below for direct access to the homepage of each designated auction to see works from these and all other artists that donated.
OAL Members in Live Auction
OAL Members with works in Silent Auction
Contribute to the cause and benefit the artists in your community; Art for Life is not to be missed! For more information on Art for Life 2014 or to see photos from previous events, click here to visit the ARC Ohio Art for Life website!