MINERAL POINT – As part of Mineral Point’s 3rd annual Pride celebration, sections of the internationally celebrated AIDS Memorial Quilt – the 54-ton, handmade tapestry that stands as a memorial to more than 96,000 individuals lost to AIDS – will be on view from August 8th to August 10th at the Boyoyoyboy Contemporary Art Gallery in Mineral Point. This free display of The AIDS Memorial Quilt is being hosted by Mineral Point Pride. The AIDS Memorial Quilt began with a single 3 x 6 foot panel created in San Francisco in 1987. Today, The Quilt is composed of more than 49,000 individual 3 x 6 foot panels, each one commemorating the life of someone who has died of AIDS. These panels come from every state in the nation, every corner of the globe and they have been sewn by hundreds of thousands of friends, lovers and family members into this epic memorial, the largest piece of ongoing community art in the world. Accompanying the display, Mineral Point Pride 53565 will host a reception at Boyoyoboy on Thursday, August 8th, and events Friday the 9th and Saturday the 10th at Tequila Point and L&L Public House, including live salsa music, drag show performances, and much more.