Grand Central to Host Art Pop-up to Benefit Palm Springs AIDS Memorial Sculpture

PALM SPRINGS — Art to Go, a three-day, pop-up art sale featuring a wide variety of donated work, will benefit the Palm Springs AIDS Memorial Sculpture.

The art sale will be held May 12-14 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The opening reception will be Friday, May 12 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Grand Central, 160 La Plaza, Palm Springs.

Artists’ work for sale Kippi Leonard, Lynda Keeler, Julie Weiman, Kevin Goddess, Trevor Wayne, and others. All artwork is priced at $500 and under. Credit cards and checks will be accepted.

Proceeds from Art to Go will benefit the Palm Springs AIDS Memorial Sculpture Task Force and will be used to further pay for the creation and installation of a permanent AIDS memorial, designed by local artist Phillip K, Smith, III, in downtown Palm Springs. For more information, visit

The City of Palm Springs recently accepted a proposal made by the Task Force to install an AIDS Memorial Sculpture in the Downtown Park located at Belardo Road and Museum Way. The sculpture, to be carved out of limestone by renowned local artist Phillip K. Smith III, will be gifted to the city and people of Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley. The sculpture will have maximum impact in the Downtown Park by adding great beauty and providing the opportunity for reflection and remembrance. It is also envisioned the Memorial Sculpture will be used to educate about HIV prevention, diagnosis, and treatment options.

Having been given the green light by City Council, it is now the goal of the Palm Springs AIDS Memorial Sculpture Task Force to raise the necessary funds for the Memorial Sculpture creation and installation.



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  • 2023-PS-AIDS-Scupture-1-800×568-: Palm Springs AIDS Memorial Sculpture Task Force