Art for Life offers a chance to bid on new pieces by both acclaimed artists (Aminah Robinson and Ann Hamilton have submitted works) and promising local up-and-comers while supporting a worthwhile cause.

Art for Life offers a chance to bid on new pieces by both acclaimed artists (Aminah Robinson and Ann Hamilton have submitted works) and promising local up-and-comers while supporting a worthwhile cause.

Ohio's largest charity art auction will offer up 28 works in a live auction and more than 140 pieces in a separate silent auction. Nearly 2,000 people are expected to attend, said event co-chair Joel Diaz, and all proceeds will go to the Columbus AIDS Task Force, a leader in HIV/AIDS education.

Art for Life spokesman Jose Rodriguez said to watch out for a piece by local artist Michael Guinane, a CCAD graduate who has developed a national reputation.

Called "After the Rain High Street," Guinane's piece was originally selected for the silent auction, but was bumped up to the live auction after being chosen as the people's choice.

Rodriguez called Art for Life a great party that serves an important purpose.

"The support of the artist community for the last 20 years has been amazing," he said. "Clearly they were impacted greatly by the loss of many artists, but their commitment continues today."