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09 Jan 2015

The AIDS Committee of Toronto presents SNAP! 2015, the city’s most exciting annual gala and photography auction raising vital funds this March 26, 2015 at the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon

SNAP! is Toronto’s most exciting annual auction of contemporary photography in support of the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT).

Featuring a live and silent auction, SNAP! takes place Thursday, March 26, 2015 at the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon (Toronto Reference Library, 2nd Floor, 789 Yonge Street), the first time ever for SNAP! to be hosted in this vibrant space. Tickets for the event are on sale now at www.snap-toronto.com.

Featuring work from some of the industry’s leading and award-winning photographers, SNAP! draws over 700 guests, all while showcasing the incredible photography by  established and emerging artists. For attendees, SNAP! provides an opportunity to purchase from a curated selection of works from local, national and global artists. The live auction collection is valued at $300 to $6,000 and the bidding for silent auction items, excluding the category and the overall winner, starts at $120.

“The SNAP! Gala evening is a key fundraising project for ACT to help fund our crucial support services and HIV prevention programs,” said ACT Director of Development, Daniel Knox. “With its stellar collection of contemporary photography and stylish crowd, SNAP! is also one of our most exciting annual events. We urge all art enthusiasts and collectors to join us on March 26th, bid on their favourite pieces, enjoy a great evening, and support ACT’s important work in the community.”

Prominent artists that will be featured at this year’s SNAP! include Vivian Maier, Richard Johnson and David Leventi. You can find the full list of artists here: http://bit.ly/1BOW1au.

All funds raised at SNAP! support ACT’s programs and services for people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Since its inception in 2002, SNAP! has raised over $2.3 million to help gay men, women and youth increase their knowledge, skills and resilience, and reduce HIV transmission.

SNAP! and ACT are very grateful to the generous sponsors and supporters who help make the event possible, including TD Bank Financial Group, Dimensions Custom Framing, Toronto Image Works, Akasha Art Projects, Colourgenics Fine Art Imaging, and many others.

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About the AIDS Committee of Toronto

The AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT) has been a respected leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS for over 30 years. Unfortunately, more people than ever in Toronto are living with HIV/AIDS. It is estimated that one in five gay men in Toronto are living with HIV.

ACT works with gay men, women and young people to increase their knowledge, skills and resilience in the face of HIV/AIDS. ACT also helps to reduce HIV transmission by working with our communities to develop information about HIV, and provides outreach and education. We also help support and train people living with HIV so that they may lead healthier, more productive lives.

With your support, ACT can continue to deliver innovative programs and services to those living with, at risk, and affected by HIV/AIDS.

For more information visit:
www.snap-toronto.com

Like SNAP! Toronto on Facebook:
www.facebook.com/snaptoronto

Follow SNAP! Toronto on Twitter:
@SNAPtoronto

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Daniel Knox, ACT Director of Development

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