Artists Against AIDS: Reimagined

"Save the Date: March 22nd and 23rd. Artists Against AIDS 30 years". written on a tan background with tye dye artistic embellishments

The Greater Community AIDS Project (GCAP) is excited to announce the reimagined comeback of our popular Artists Against AIDS event!

Artists Against AIDS exhibits were held from 1993 – 2013 as an annual community fundraiser to benefit the critical work of GCAP. To rebuild this annual tradition, GCAP hopes to produce a juried art show that reflects the diversity of the local art scene, generates enthusiasm, and reminds this community that GCAP is still here and continuing to empower those living with HIV.

The event will take place at the UCIMC: Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center (202 S. Broadway, Urbana) on Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23.

Participants, Jurors, and Committee Members involved with Artists Against AIDS are expected to embrace the mission and values set forth by the Greater Community AIDS Project of East Central Illinois (GCAP). Please read and agree to uphold the below:

Misson: The mission of the Greater Community AIDS Project of East Central Illinois is to empower members of our community living with HIV to live healthy and fulfilling lives, to eliminate the transmission of HIV through education and advocacy, and to support those living with HIV/AIDS in the form of transitional housing, emergency financial assistance, nutritional assistance and peer support. 

Values: Greater Community AIDS Project of East Central Illinois is a Housing First facility that values harm reduction, anti-racism, health equity, education and advocacy.

Event Details:

Location: Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center (202 S. Broadway, Urbana IL)

VIP Reception (18+)
Fri March 22 2024,
VIP Reception Tickets: $50
Tickets include 2 drink tickets, appetizers, desserts, and access to priority viewing of the art on display. There will also be live entertainment during the event.

Free and open to the public on Sat March 23 2024 from 10AM-7PM

Falsettos x GCAP VIP Tickets:

Greater Community AIDS Project and The Station Theater are partnering to bring the community a very special opening night performance of Falsettos.

Patrons will receive VIP opening night tickets for Falsettos, VIP tickets for Artists Against AIDS, and a one of a kind print from local artist Lisa Kesler (valued at $50). Reserve your tickets now!

We’d love the opportunity to welcome you as a partner of this impactful program. If you would like to be a sponsor for the event, please click the button below

Please email with any questions

Calling all artists!! Selected artists will be provided with a 10ft x 10ft space where they will be responsible for installing their own work. Any artist who submits to the show but is not selected to have a full booth space will be able to submit 1 piece (no larger than 36” x 36”) for display on the community wall. All artwork should be installed/dropped off on Thursday, March 21, and any unsold work will need to be picked up on Sunday, March 24. All exhibiting artists will be required to donate a minimum of 50% of selling price to the mission of GCAP. Please complete this application by 11:59pm on January 29 to be considered for the Reimagined Artists Against AIDS.