TAB: 25th Anniversary Year, Update

TAB: 25th Anniversary Year, Update

In 2018, The Telluride AIDS Benefit will celebrate 25 years of raising funds and awareness to end HIV/AIDS. Through its annual fashion shows, which provide smashing, sophisticated and highly entertaining affairs, TAB raises more than $100K annually for prevention and client services programs. The 2018 show will feature artistic direction by Shawn Rosza and choreography by Jessica Galbo, and a theme of “Dream a Future Without AIDS.” The 2018 fashion shows don’t take place until March, but the party starts this week with a dance party on Dec. 1. Read all about it here, along with several updates from the Telluride nonprofit. 

The Party, 12/1/17 

Celebrate life with a TAB Dance Party on Dec. 1 (World AIDS Day) at Liberty Bar. Local’s Only Sneak Peek and Gala Fashion Show tickets will be on sale from 5-9 p.m., and DJ Beatrixx Kiddo will be spinning tunes from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. It’s a $10 cover. Designed on Dec. 1, 1988, World AIDS Day is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDs Pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection.

TAB Model Auditions, 1/20/18

2018 TAB model auditions will take place a the Black Box Theater in the Palm. Visit TAB’s website for more information. Model for a cause. Have the experience of a lifetime and support an ongoing epidemic that is still spreading silently through our communities and oftentimes does not receive proper attention and funding due to the stigma that sadly still surrounds HIV/AIDS. Male and female models of all ages, body types and talents are encouraged to audition.

TAB Student Show, 2/23/18

A not to be missed community event, the TAB Student Show is 100% directed, choreographed and starring Telluride High School students. It will take place at 6 p.m. at the Michael D. Palm Theater. Tickets will be available at or at the door.

25th Anniversary Telluride AIDS Benefit Sneak Peek Fashion Show, 12/1/18

Sneak a Peek at 8 p.m. at the Telluride Conference Center. Tickets are available here. Featuring local models and international designer fashions in a production that is best described as New York Fashion Week meets Cirque de Soleil.

20 (x) Telluride: The HIV Edition + Reception + CHIP Art, 12/2/17

Presented by Telluride Arts and TAB, Twenty(by)Telluride: The HIV Edition is a lively, casual event that offers an intimate glimpse into the AIDS Benefit’s cause, beneficiaries, and history, through very fast-paced slide presentations.  Presenters are challenged to share their story as it relates to HIV. Each presenter has exactly twenty slides and each slide is shown for exactly twenty seconds, challenging the presenters to be precise. It’s at 6:30 p.m. at the New Sheridan Bar, and is free.

CHIP Silent Art Auction, (happening simultaneously)

A long-standing local favorite event, this one of a kind art made by patients and their families at the Children’s Hospital Immunodeficiency Program in Denver will be on display and part of a silent auction. The TAB 25 Model Photo will be auctioned off at the end of the slide presentations.

25th Anniversary Telluride AIDS Benefit Gala Fashion Show, 3/1/18

This is the main event for TAB, high entertainment that mixes catwalk fashion with intricate choreography and a dramatic flare. The Gala Show takes place at 8 p.m. at the Telluride Conference Center and followed by and auction. Tickets are available here. The Official TAB After Party with DJ Salinger will follow at 10 p.m. at the Sheridan Opera House.


TAB will also be offering free HIV/AIDS Testing and Community Q&A from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on 3/3/18  at the Wilkinson Public Library. And its Designer Sample Sale, as always, will take place on Monday 3/5, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Sheridan Opera House.

To volunteer for this year’s event, contact

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