Featured image: A painting from an Artlifting participant finds a home at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts (photo credit: Artlifting)
Artlifting, a start-up company based in Boston, helps talented homeless and disabled artists sell their works to other businesses like Harvard University, MIT, Starbucks, Microsoft, and Google. Now they’ve formed a partnership with national retailer West Elm, which sells furniture and home furnishings in retail stores and online.
A launch party celebrating the partnership is scheduled at the West Elm Fenway Store at 160 Brookline Avenue on February 17, 2-4 p.m. Artlifting Co-Founder Liz Powers and Scott Benner, one of the participating artists based in Boston, will share their stories at 3-3:30 p.m.
West Elm will sell works from artists assisted by Artlifting at its stores and online as part of West Elm’s LOCAL program. In addition to Benner, artists David McCauley, Grace Goad, Tim Strouss, Mia Brown, and Clifton Hayes are participating in the program.
Admission to the launch party is free, but registration is encouraged on Eventbrite.
To avoid parking challenges, take the D train on the MBTA Green Line to the Fenway station and walk five minutes to West Elm. Plan your trip on the T. (Boston’s public transit system is called “The T” by the locals.)