Valentine’s Event to Benefit NM AIDS Services a Great Success

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ArtBar by Catalyst Club is a nonprofit alternative grantmaking organization located at 119 Gold St. in downtown ABQ.

ArtBar by Catalyst Club is a nonprofit, alternative grantmaking organization located at 119 Gold St. in downtown ABQ.

Last Friday night PROGRESSNOWNM & ArtBar teamed up for a different kind of Valentine’s Day event.

We organized an art and singles auction at ArtBar’s downtown Albuquerque space and donated the proceeds to New Mexico AIDS Services, a wonderful organization that provides education and support services for people and communities affected by HIV/AIDS.

A dozen singles — each paired with a piece of art from a local artist — were auctioned off over the course of the evening.

The (artistic) loot was on display before the bidding got underway.

The (artistic) loot was on display before the bidding got underway.

We had a great turnout at the event and were able to raise over $2,700 for NM AIDS Services. PNNM’s own Nate and Rachael brought in $250 of that total all by themselves! Not only are they effective progressives, they’re also quite desirable. I mean, how could bidders resist? Just look at those fine miens.

How could bidders resist?

How could bidders resist?

PROGRESSNOWNM and ArtBar would like to thank everyone who came out to support the event and NM AIDS Services. We couldn’t have done it without you.

–Alex