New ActionAIDS Storefront

It was designed by students from the Art Institute

ActionAIDS has unveiled its newly redesigned storefront at 1026 Arch Street this week. The display – “Take Action” – was designed by Art Institute students Nikki Porcher, Charisma Henzie and Nnena Odim. Five groups of Art Institute students from Professor Linda Karp’s class submitted competing proposals for the new storefront design and the proposals were evaluated based on artistic quality, creativity and cost-effectiveness.

Set on a white background among a web of red string, bold red letters float in the window and encourage passers-by to “Take Action, Get Tested.” Additionally, four portraits provide unique testimonials about ActionAIDS and the history of HIV/AIDS in Philadelphia.

Since 1986, ActionAIDS has been providing free HIV testing and support, including confidential rapid (20 minutes) HIV testing with walk-in hours Monday (11 a.m. – 1 p.m.), Tuesday (10 a.m. – 12 p.m.), Wednesday (1 p.m. – 4 p.m.) and Thursday (12 p.m. – 2 p.m.). Appointments can be made by calling the office at 267-940-5515.