ArtErotica Postponed

Posted on 03/20/2007. Filed under: AIDS Services Austin, AIDS/HIV |

The Octopus Club, as you know, prides itself on overcoming obstacles. Our latest obstacle is overcoming the displacement of our beloved ArtErotica event due to fire code restrictions at the Blue Genie necessitated after inspections during SXSW last week. As a result, we are currently seeking a new venue and a new date for the event. In order for this event to maintain its unique spirit and to be a success, the ideal venue would be donated in kind. In addition, the space must have a built-in sprinkler system, proper exits, adequate parking, and must be able to comply with city noise ordinances.

Though we are in search of a new home for this event, we are 100% confident that it will take place. In preparation, we are still accepting donated art and still asking for event volunteers and hosts.

If you have already purchased tickets to the event, you may either return them for a full refund or keep them, as they will be good for the rescheduled event.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the following individuals:

General Question:

Tim Young tyoung2 at austin dot rr dot com

Art Donations:

Mark Fisette. mfisette at yahoo dot com 512-426-1556

Tim Young tyoung2at austin dot rr dot com
Media Inquiries:

Scott Ballew scottinaustin at mac dot com

Michelle Patterson tm_patterson at hotmail dot com


Ann Hargrove alhargrove13 at yahoo dot com


Frank Garrahan frankjgat sbcglobal dot net

Please stay abreast of recent event developments by visiting our website containing the latest information.

Thank you for your continued support, we could not do it without you!

The Octopus Club

The Octopus Club of Austin, a volunteer arm of AIDS Services of Austin, is hosting its most unique and diverse annual fundraiser, ArtErotica, Saturday, March 24, 2007, at Blue Genie Art Industries. For the fifth year in a row, some of Austin’s most innovative artists and pastry chefs are donating their more…provocative work for a worthy cause.

ArtErotica is an annual silent art auction and party benefiting the AIDS Services of Austin Paul Kirby Emergency Fund, which provides temporary financial assistance to individuals, living with HIV and AIDS in Austin, who are in a financial crisis.

ArtErotica is the second largest fundraiser and one of four major events hosted by the Octopus Club annually. Last year, ArtErotica raised over $20,000.

ArtErotica represents the unique and diverse culture Austin is known for and offers a uniquely charged atmosphere, beautiful and entertaining art, as well as the best people watching in town. Tim Young, Event Chair and Head Octopus Club Member, explains ArtErotica “brings together a very diverse group of people to help those living with HIV and AIDS – another very diverse group. It is an inspiration that we have so many people who are willing to give their art, their creativity, their time and their dollars for the Paul Kirby Fund.”

GET INVOLVED…The Octopus Club is still accepting Art Donations and will continue to do so until March 23, 2007. In addition to donating art, people are encouraged to become a Volunteer or be a Host and/or a Corporate Sponsor. For more information on getting involved please visit

Event Details:
ArtErotica at Blue Genie Art Industries (916 Springdale Rd.)
March 24, 2007, 9PM-12AM
Silent Auction and Live DJ’s will begin at 9PM
Tickets ($35 in advance/$50 at door) include complimentary cocktails and dessert.
Tickets and Info at


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