Artsida is an art auction fundraiser for AIDS Community Care Montreal (ACCM), a volunteer-based community organization working to enhance the quality of life of people living with HIV/AIDS, to prevent HIV transmission, and to promote community awareness and action.
Artsida has become an important event for art admirers and philanthropists who wish to make a difference in the community. Outstanding works from leading and emerging artists will not only inspire you to connect with captivating art but also to support our compelling cause.
Come join us and Raise your Hand for ACCM!
We are thrilled to announce Artsida Pride!
For the 11th annual Artsida auction, ACCM has chosen to collaborate with Pride to celebrate raising over $500,000 in the last five years alone. Join us on Tuesday, August 10th at 7:00 pm for a virtual evening of live performances, musical guests and, of course, a chance to bid on artwork from around the world – all to support members of our community living with HIV and/or Hepatitis C. This will be preceded by a 2-week silent auction of our private collection of art pieces running from July 27 to August 10.
To compliment your Artsida Pride experience, we highly recommend trying one of our tasting boards paired with a bottle of wine to suit your taste! Our friends at Epik and Le Polisson have curated two beautiful collections of local charcuterie, cheeses and produce for you to enjoy. Please click here to place your order.
For more information, please contact our Development and Event Coordinator, Emma-Cole at email@example.com!
This event is organised by ACCM and supported by TD Bank.
Artsida Pride Virtual Evening
When: August 10th
Time: 7 PM to 9 PM
Artsida Pride Silent Auction
When: July 27th to August 10th
Artsida was originally launched as Project HOPE in late 2006 when founder Chris Elliott was looking for an opportunity to assist ACCM’s crucial work in the HIV/AIDS community.
What began as a small fundraising effort to promote local artists and HIV/AIDS awareness soon took on more dynamic proportions by drawing the attention of celebrities such as Susan Aglukark, Joe Average, Tom Bianchi and Sharon Stone. The auction has been held at renowned venues across Montreal, such as the Cabaret Lion d’Or, the St James United Church and the Montreal Contemporary Art Gallery. Throughout the years, Artsida has featured works donated by the stars of the Québec and Canadian art scenes, such as Kent Monkman, Daniel Barkley, Marie Danielle Leblanc, Yvon Goulet, Zilon, Scarlett Raven (a celebrated member of Damien Hirst’s Young British Artists group), and international artists including Christopher Campbell (Saatchi member – UK); Irish artist Karl Mullen (Polk Museum), and American artist Ryan Cronin (Greenfield Foundation); as well as talented emerging Québecois artists like Steve Lévesque, Sébastien Astwo, Jean Pascal Fournier, Annie Langlois and Marie Hélène Bellavance (acclaimed star of Sophie Deraspe’s film Vital Signs).
Founded in 1987, ACCM is Québec’s only English language AIDS service organization and provides support and services in English and French. ACCM is a volunteer-based community organization working to enhance the quality of life of people living with HIV/AIDS, to prevent HIV transmission, and to promote community awareness and action. We provide practical as well as psychosocial support for people living with HIV, and offer treatment conferences dealing with HIV medication regimens. We also facilitate education and prevention outreach to at-risk communities in Montreal. Our services are accessed by hundreds of people every year, and we strive to break down the social stigma and isolation that can affect people living with HIV.