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Kathy Griffin, Helena Bonham Carter to attend AIDS fundraiser

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- Kathy Griffin and Helena Bonham Carter are among the celebrities confirmed to attend Art Project Los Angeles, an AIDS fundraiser, this weekend.

Others, in alphabetical order, include Roy Bank ("Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?"), LeVar Burton, Jackie Collins, Tommy Davidson ("In Living Color"/Mad TV), Richard Grieco ("21 Jump Street"/"Booker"), Cloris Leachman, Alex Lombard ("Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter"), Adrienne Maloof ("The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills"), Alfred Molina ("Chocolat," "Raiders Of The Lost Ark"), Michael Moloney ("Extreme Makeover: Home Edition"), Mark Ordesky ("The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring"), Pauley Perrette ("NCIS"), Catherine Tate ("The Office"), Judy Tenuta, Kari Whitman ("Celebrity Interior Designer") and Marni Wing.

The fundraiser will be held on Saturday, June 30, at Bonhams, 7601 W. Sunset Blvd., in Hollywood. The red carpet appearances and VIP cocktail party will run from 6 to 7 pm. The event will run from 7 to 10 pm and include a cocktail party, and bidding on art during live and silent auctions.

Guests can bid on art by well-known and emerging local artists at the third annual Art Project Los Angeles. Auction items will include works by notable artists such as Picasso, Warhol, Schnabel, Haring and Ruscha. This event benefits AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) and is presented by international auctioneers Bonhams and Hamilton-Selway Fine Art Gallery. The event’s featured artist is Michael Becker.

With an estimated 60,000 people currently living with HIV/AIDS in Los Angeles, APLA’s direct care and prevention programs are more important than ever before. The money raised from Art Project Los Angeles will help APLA provide low-income Angelenos who are living with HIV/AIDS with food, dental care, mental health services, and so much more. Funds raised will also support APLA’s crucial HIV prevention, testing, and advocacy work, which seek to end new infections among those at highest risk and to defend government funding that those who are HIV-positive depend on to remain healthy.

Sponsors are Bonhams, Clear Channel Los Angeles Radio, Entertainment AIDS Alliance, Fiat, Hamilton-Selway Fine Art, Metrosource Magazine, Michael Becker, Peroni, Red Diamond and Smirnoff Vodka.

Tickets are priced from $50 and are available HERE.