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Art for Change Auction and Party Draws Near!

General Admission ticket discount through April 30

Eyes of Judgement, by Richard Seech, acrylic

Eyes of Judgement, by Richard Seech, acrylic

Pee Wee Herman with Horse, Los Angeles, 1987, by Herb Ritts, photograph, framing by Michael Hertrich Art & Frame

Pee Wee Herman with Horse, Los Angeles, 1987, by Herb Ritts, photograph, framing by Michael Hertrich Art & Frame

White Swan Park Triptych, by Mark Perrot, three silver print photographs, Juror's Award, Grand Prize

White Swan Park Triptych, by Mark Perrot, three silver print photographs, Juror's Award, Grand Prize

Well-Coiffed: Poodles at Salon, by Jay Schmetz, oil on canvas, donor: GalleriE CHIZ

Well-Coiffed: Poodles at Salon, by Jay Schmetz, oil on canvas, donor: GalleriE CHIZ

Butterfly Bench, by Lisa Anderson, reclaimed pine, walnut and mahogany, Juror's award: honorable mention

Butterfly Bench, by Lisa Anderson, reclaimed pine, walnut and mahogany, Juror's award: honorable mention

Amazing artwork and Tony-award winning actor Billy Porter highight one very special evening

Everything is coming together for PERSAD CENTER'S signature fundraising event, and the evening won't be complete without you! We've got over 200 works of art for silent and live auctions, exquisite food, and gift baskets featuring vacation packages, gift certificates and luxury items. Guests will network with art lovers, business leaders and LGBTQ friends and allies, as we work to reach our fundraising goal.  

THE VIP Lounge with Billy Porter

VIP ticket holders will be greeted in the VIP Lounge by Tony-award winning actor, and Pittsburgh native, Billy Porter from 5:00 - 7:00 PM. Billy is our Honorary Chair and we are delighted that he'll be mingling with our VIP guests before the live auction kicks off. VIP tickets and general admission tickets are on sale now. General admission tickets are discounted through April 30 so don't delay! 

Award Winning Art

PERSAD is pleased to congratulate the winners of our juried competition. Mark Perrot was awarded the Grand Prize Juror's Award for his "White Swan Park Triptych", three silver print photographs. These photos will be part of the live auction, and you can see the other juried winners as you stroll the galleries on May 12. Artwork includes paintings, photography, sculpture, furniture and jewelry. As always, PERSAD extends our deepest gratitude to the artists who donate their fine work to benefit our Free Card Fund. 

Please join us at our new location, the Wyndham Grand Downtown Pittsburgh, on Monday, May 12, from 6:00 - 11:00 PM for Art for Change! It's the perfect way to support PERSAD CENTER and experience a truly magical evening of art, food and friends. 

Get your tickets today!