FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – The continued push to end the global AIDS epidemic will come to the forefront in South Florida with a new public mural project in Broward County.
CBS EcoMedia’s WellnessAd program has partnered with ArtServe and the Florida Department of Health in Broward County to create the mural project which is part of the broader HIV Ends With Me and Broward Greater Than AIDS campaigns.
Building on its longstanding commitment to local partnerships, DOH-Broward is working with ArtServe to launch the public mural project with a call to artists. The mural, to be created in Broward County, will depict images and messages that promote the HIV Ends With Me themes of being tested and knowing your HIV/AIDS status, and will be revealed in conjunction with the annual United States Conference on AIDS to be held in Fort Lauderdale in fall 2016.
“The arts have always supported the AIDS movement,” said Evelyn Ullah, Director, STD/HIV/AIDS Prevention Program, DOH-Broward. “Through this mural project, we will extend the reach of our HIV Ends With Me and Broward Greater Than AIDS campaigns, to create an enduring public awareness message on HIV/AIDS prevention and awareness for the citizens of Broward County.”
“ArtServe is thrilled to work with Florida Department of Health in Broward County on this important community project,” said Jaye Abbate, President and CEO of ArtServe. “By engaging local artists and the broader community, we will create a vibrant public art piece that also communicates a vital public health message.”
CLICK HERE to learn more about the Art to End AIDS mural project, read the call to artists, and submit your mural concept.