Street art to stop AIDS: PAINT (RED) SAVE LIVES


Washington DC today took step to end AIDS.

The city launched the first global street art campaign created to drive urgency and action in the fight to end the incurable virus.

What’s involved?

Massive names in the street art game like Add Fuel, Bisco Smith, BRUSK, DALeast, Faile, Faith XLVII, Hera, HOW & NOSM, Inside Out Project, Karabo Poppy Moletsane, Ludo, Olek, Ron English, Shepard Fairey, Stephen Powers, Trevor & Cosmo, and WK Interact will create (RED)-inspired street art to engage people and encourage political leaders to fully fund the AIDS fight, ahead of The Global Fund’s Sixth Replenishment Conference, hosted by President Emmanuel Macron on October 10th in Lyon.

Where’s it happening?

Legit everywhere.

Some of best sites can be found in London, New York, Washington D.C., Berlin and Paris will be transformed by artists during September and early October 2019, culminating in Lyon as the world’s leaders gather to pledge funding to the Global Fund for the next three years. A successful replenishment will help save 16 million lives and cut the mortality rate from HIV, TB and malaria in half.  

Bono, co-founder, said; “Street artists have been raising the alarm in the fight against AIDS since HIV appeared — from the streets of New York in the 1980s, and now in the next weeks in cities around the world with Paint (RED) Save Lives. There has been a lot of progress, more than many experts predicted, but not enough yet to put the sirens to rest. Young women continue to bear the brunt of this disease and maddeningly, every week 6,000 of them are needlessly infected.  I’d call that an emergency. (RED) is the colour of emergency.” 

For more, head to the RED website.

Hera art painting