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ArtBeat 2014 Recap!
November 26, 2014

AIDS Care Ocean State is pleased to announce that our 18th Annual ArtBeat auction raised $37,000 to support the programs and services we provide to our clients! Held on Friday, October 24th at the Providence Biltmore Hotel the evening featured a silent and live auction. Guests enjoyed live music and light dinner within an elegant atmosphere surrounded by inspiring works of art! 

With close to 300 items donated of art, collectibles & antiques, gift certificates and vacations- we sincerely thank every artists, collector, business, vendor and organization who participated this year- every donation counted and every donation has made a difference in the lives of the clients we serve. 

We are so thankful for the generosity of our Sponsors Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West, Residential Properties, Barbara Sokoloff and Dr. Herbert Rakatansky, Dr. Diane Siedlecki and Mr. Ken Kelly, Craig D’Ambra CPA, Big Gay Al’s, In memory of Phillip Contic, The Stable, Kimberly Raymond, Union Studio, Hallman Septic Services, Mayor Angel Taveras, LeFebrvre. Your support has allowed us to expand the outreach of our mission by fostering a strong sense of community support for those living with HIV/AIDS.

Thank you to Aaronson, Lavoie, Streitfield, Diaz Patty and Melvin Alperin Fund, Barbara Estrin and Aunt Sadie’s Candles for your support. 

We’d also like to give special thanks to our Featured Artists Kent Stetson & Havi Schanz for donating their one of kind original pieces to Artbeat 2014. And special recognition to all of our Live Auction Arists, Vincent Castaldi, Boris Bally, Tracy Glover, David Spriggs, Arthur Moore, Heather Frymark, Christopher Thomas, Trish York, Kent Stetson, Jay Mckay, Mark Freedman, Richard & Daniel Benjamin , Ken Connell, Kathleen Weber, John Paul Fernandes, Steven Weinberg and Dennis Coelho. You all make ArtBeat what it is.  

Thank you to our dazzling and entertaining Celebrity Auctioneers and hosts Miss Kitty Litter and Jacqueline DiMera. To all of our fabulous Art Presenters, BB Hayes, Haley Star & LaDiva Jonz: thank you for doing all that you do… and in heels! To the Providence Biltmore Hotel and Scott Connery thank you for the many years of providing the perfect venue to host ArtBeat. And thank you to the Rhode Island School of Design for your support.

Artbeat would not be such an amazing event without the dedication, passion and enthusiasm of our volunteers. Thank you Alysha Brock, Tom Wright, Carol Mann, Franklin Starr, Shannon McKeever & Anthony, Christine Moreau, Michael Leso, Ashley Rivera, Jen Bonin, The ACOS staff all the rest of our wonderful volunteers.  

Lastly, Thank YOU for your supporting ACOS. Every bidder helped enrich the lives of those most affected by HIV/ AIDS throughout the state. Know that your involvement in this cause is crucial to the fight against AIDS. Thank you


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