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Strengthening the Region’s LGBTQ+ and HIV/AIDS-impacted Communities

Art for Change


Postponed until September!

Thursday, May 28, 2020 • 6 PM
August Wilson African American Cultural Center


As the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the world, our concern, first and foremost, is the safety of our staff, clients, and community. We have made the difficult decision to postpone our Art for Change event from May 28 to September 2020, still to take place at the August Wilson African American Cultural Center.

We are deeply grateful to the sponsors, restaurants, artists, guests, and donors who have generously supported this year’s event already. Such contributions have helped Persad Center continue to provide important mental health and substance abuse services for our LGBTQ+ communities at a time when they are needed more than ever.

Stay tuned to our Facebook page for some exciting activities, as well as an announcement about our new date. We look forward to seeing you in September!


Art For Change is the largest art auction in Pittsburgh and features works of art donated by local and national artists. Pieces are auctioned in silent and live verbal auctions.


Guests enjoy food local restaurants as they bid on artwork, gift baskets, travel packages, and more.


Every purchase at Art for Change supports Persad Center's services for the LGBTQ+ and HIV/AIDS-affected communities.


If you are an artist seeking to donate artwork, please email the Art for Change Art Committee at

If you are interested in corporate sponsorship, donating food, or donating in-kind services or gift basket items, please reach out to Johanna Smith at


Thank you to this year's event sponsors: 

Signature Sponsor

Venue Sponsor

Key Bank

In-Kind Sponsor

Media Sponsors




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