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 internationally renowned Palm Springs 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. An HIV educational component, including prevention, diagnosis and treatment options is also being planned.
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 funds necessary to create and install the memorial sculpture.