Artrageous® is a yearly benefit for Nashville CARES. It was started in 1987 to support AIDS education and services in Middle Tennessee. A group of Nashville’s most prominent gallery owners began the event in response to the AIDS epidemic and its devastating impact on the arts community. In recent years, Artrageous® has been staged entirely by the volunteers of Artrageous®, Inc., a not-for-profit, tax-exempt corporation. Over $2 million dollars has been raised for Nashville CARES because of Artrageous®.