Slideshow: Flying M's 2019 Valentine for AIDS Auction Raised a Record-Breaking Amount 

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Harrison Berry

In an email thanking Valentine for AIDS supporters on Feb. 17, Flying M Coffeehouse Owner Kent Collins dropped a charitable bombshell: This year, the coffee shop's silent art auction raised more money than ever before for the Safety Net for AIDS Program, which offers financial assistance for those with HIV/AIDS in the Treasure Valley.

"Just wanted to let everyone know that this years' Valentine for AIDS silent art auction
made over $30,600, making it a record year by over $2,000," Collins wrote.

Considering the love-themed silent auction's 26-year history—it has racked up close to half a million dollars for charity since its inception in 1993—that's no small feat. Check out some of this year's most interesting pieces, offered by nearly 300 local artists, in the slideshow below.

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