ART FOR LIFE is the longest running, biennial fundraising gala benefitting Equitas Health (AIDS Resource Center Ohio [ARC Ohio]). This year we have joined forces with the Pizzuti Collection and the Columbus Museum of Art to create broader visibility of featured artists, as well as provide access to regional and national art collectors. Beginning in 1989, Art for Life was created by local artists and donors who believed there was a need for an event of this caliber to raise awareness and funds for HIV/AIDS services in our community. The first Art for Life was held August 5, 1989 at the Battleship Building in the Short North with 58 artists participating and 115 pieces to be auctioned, including famous memorabilia. The event, currently the largest charity art auction in central Ohio and among the largest in the Midwest, includes a live and a silent auction.