Artrageous 18 sets no boundaries

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You are bound to be thrilled by the eighteenth edition of Artrageous, which will again fill the streets of Nashville on Nov. 12, 2005 in support of Nashville CARES.

One of Nashville’s largest and most exciting fundraising events, Artrageous 18: Bound promises to fill your evening with parties at ten of the city’s hottest art galleries, including Avante Art Glass, Bennett Galleries, EZ Gallery, Finer Things Gallery, Gallery One, Art and Invention at the Garage Mahal, Tennessee Art Center at Madison, Tennessee Art League, Art House Gallery & Studio and The Arts Company. At each gallery party, guests will find amazing collections of art for sale, drinks and hors d’oervres and tons of people mingling. In addition, ten percent of the purchases at the galleries will go to benefit Nashville CARES.

Once you have gone as far as you can at the galleries, you can head to the Municipal Auditorium for the Late Party. In year’s past, the Late Party has included special performances by artists such as K. D. Lang, RuPaul, Martha Wash and Gloria Gaynor.

New this year, the silent auction has moved online. Artwork from Nashville , and from around the country, will go on sale through eBay starting Oct. 3. The auction will conclude on Nov. 11. You can access the auction through www.artrageous.org.

Artrageous co-chairs Jennifer and Mark Chalos, Steven Murff and Todd Shelton encourage you to visit the Artrageous 18: Bound Web site now to join the Host Committee or purchase your tickets. Tickets start at only $50 each.

Since its beginning, Artrageous has raised more than $2 million for the support of AIDS education and services through Nashville CARES. Some of this year’s sponsors include CMT, Comcast, Vanderbilt Medical Center , Jive! A Digital Print Factory, Nashville Scene, Lightning 100, 107.5 The River, Graffiti Indoor Advertising, Out & About Newspaper and Xenogeny.

Watch for the Artrageous 18: Bound Calendar pre-party in late September at Tribe. It is one you won’t want to miss. For more information, visit www.artrageous.org.