ArtLifting Lands in SF!

ArtLifting Partners with Hospitality House, Mountary to Empower Homeless and Disabled Artists in San Francisco

San Francisco. – October 15, 2014—ArtLifting has expanded its national presence to encompass San Francisco.

ArtLifting is collaborating with two San Francisco institutions for this initial launch. Artists participating in the ArtLifting platform were discovered through Hospitality House’s Community Arts ProgramHospitality House has been serving the homeless and low-income community in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood since 1967. The Community Arts Program is the only free-of-charge fine arts studio for poor, homeless, formerly homeless and at-risk adults in San Francisco. 

Two ArtLifting team members have strong ties to the Bay Area. Stephanie Wright and Kelly McKenna, both graduates of Stanford University, leveraged their relationships to help rapidly cement ArtLifting’s presence in San Francisco. In the coming months, ArtLifting will continue onboarding artists from San Francisco and the greater Bay Area. Regional retail and marketing partnerships are also in the works, to be announced soon. 

To learn about the Hospitality House artists now featured on ArtLifting’s website, please see the artist pages for Shannon RJuan Bonilla, and Rudy Damian.

Introducing our San Francisco Artists:



"I present a series of drawings which beguile and invite the viewer's gaze to linger on, allowing veiled images and text to slowly emerge out of the arrangement of lines."



"When someone looks at a painting of mine, I hope for them to see life unfolding, movement, energy, color, shapes, form. My art speaks to people in a way I could never compose in speech."


"This is where I find my most compelling images. This is how I can tell my story-- through images from my mind as a way to release my inner feelings."


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