Artlifting, Women Entrepreneurs

Not much to say here. I am an investor in Artlifting. Watch this piece that was on the Today show last week. The social good that this team is doing is just off the charts

Comments (Archived):

  1. Kirsten Lambertsen

    Inspiring! I already found something I want 🙂…I’m glad to see they also sell items like cell phone covers.

    1. Gotham Gal

      Cool piece!

    2. Kelly McKenna

      Thanks Kirsten! Love that one!

  2. awaldstein

    I like for the obvious reasons. And there is some real talent here.The pairing of homeless and disabled seems counterintuitive to me though.Chuck Close is disabled. Feels like apples and oranges.

    1. Kirsten Lambertsen

      One of the artists they highlight on the site has Autism to the degree that he hasn’t spoken hardly at all in his life. So, maybe ‘disabled’ is a broad term being used for something that’s actually a bit more specific, as in, disabled in such a way that it has thrown a massive hurdle in front of that person’s opportunities to earn an income?

      1. awaldstein

        Thanks but honestly the duality of these terms is so very odd to me.They raise more questions than provide answers.I would suggest to them to be a bit more careful. If I was a parent with a special needs kid I would be all over this as just so wrong.Some interesting art for a good cause nonetheless.

        1. Kirsten Lambertsen

          Yup, fair enough. I don’t have authority to weigh in on that one.

  3. pointsnfigures

    Pretty cool!! There is dignity in work. Very cool how they offer an outlet so these people can find their personal dignity. I was so glad that the woman said that exactly! Here is a great book about working and dignity:…I bet a few will go onto be able to make art a career. But the others will have found something in themselves that allows them to be what they want to be-even though it might not be in art.

  4. Mario Cantin

    You’ve just brightened up my day Joanne, even though it’s cloudy outside here in Toronto 🙂

  5. Yinka!

    Great to see an amazing example of enterprise intersecting with social.

    1. Kelly McKenna

      Thanks for the support Yinka! And thanks to Joanne for helping make our dreams a reality. -Kelly from ArtLifting