Art Auction Emcee Poison Waters, Kathleen Saadat, Rupert Kinnard, Juan Martinez, Robert Goman, Peter Zuckerman, Sam Adams, Steven Cassell, Eric Zimmerman, Joey Arias, Bill Dickey, Thomas Lauderdale, Bill Dickey's very cool cufflinks, and the Portland Gay Men's Chorus
ART SAVES LIVES: Cascade AIDS Project 25th Annual Art Auction raised over $615,000 at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Saturday night. The amount was $65,000 over their goal. Awesome.
The annual Art Auction was created by the local arts community in 1989 to raise funds in the fight against HIV/AIDS and is well known for being one of the grandest galas of the year. This year, of course, was no different. There was plenty of art to purchase, both in the live and silent auctions, plenty of food to sample from the various restaurants and vendors who donate their time and delicious offerings, and plenty of entertainment to enjoy including the one and only New York City legend, Joey Arias, who performed a few songs with Thomas Lauderdale before putting a lip lock on Judge Kemp that rocked the socks off of that plucky patron and the other 1,500-plus art patrons away. I just love Joey.
Speaking of love, and on a personal note, it was really great to see and hear the former Executive Director of CAP Michael Kaplan (who now works and lives in Washington D.C.) speak so eloquently about his partner, the much missed Sean Sasser who passed away last year. Michael is such a great guy.
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