It is the mission of the Palm Springs AIDS Memorial Sculpture Task Force to ensure the lives of those lost to HIV and AIDS are never forgotten and that their stories are remembered into the future.
The City of Palm Springs recently accepted a proposal made by the Task Force to install an AIDS Memorial Sculpture in the Downtown Park located at Belardo Road and Museum Way. The sculpture, to be carved out of limestone by renowned local artist Phillip K. Smith III, will be gifted to the City and people of Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley. The sculpture will have maximum impact in the Downtown Park by adding great beauty and providing the opportunity for reflection and remembrance. It is also envisioned the Memorial Sculpture will be used to educate about HIV prevention, diagnosis, and treatment options.
Having been given the green light by City Council, it is now the goal of the Palm Springs AIDS Memorial Sculpture Task Force to raise the necessary funds for the Memorial Sculpture creation and installation.