Collaborating with Google’s Real Estate & Workplace Services (REWS) team, ArtLifting produced the inaugural exhibition of Art@Google in Cambridge, a program series intended to energize and inspire employees through the arts.

As part of the exhibition, Google acquired nine pieces by Boston-based artist Scott Benner and unveiled the artwork during an exhibition opening on Thursday, October 13th, 2016, at their campus in Cambridge, MA. The opening featured a reception and Fireside Chat with Benner and ArtLifting Co-founder, Liz Powers, moderated by Brian Cusack, Head of Industry at Google.

Google hopes to replicate this type of programming at its campuses across the country, supporting other ArtLifting artists based in those locations. Next year, Google Cambridge will showcase two more local ArtLifting artists.

On October 13th, 2016, ArtLifting and Google came together to celebrate the launch of a new art exhibition on Google’s Cambridge campus. Titled "Lines In Motion," the exhibition features a curated selection of nine artworks created by Boston-based artist Scott Benner.
In addition to the exhibition, Google hosted a panel with ArtLifting Co-founder Liz Powers and artist Scott Benner moderated by Brian Cusack, Industry Director at Google.
“This is a life-changing moment for ArtLifting artists,” said Liz Powers, co-founder and Chief Happiness Spreader. “It’s the ultimate validation to have their talents recognized by Google, one of the most innovative companies in the world. This is an exciting example of how a large company can use creative programming to impact individual lives. We look forward to growing that impact together.”
“We’re thrilled to be working with ArtLifting to display the work of talented artists on the walls of our campus, and knowing the social mission driving this work is the best part." - John T. Moran, Real Estate Project Executive
Scott Benner began his relationship with art at a young age, doodling on graph paper left around the house by his father, an electrical engineer. After a series of events left him homeless and without a job, Benner found solace in art creation and saw that others were also touched by his work. Since joining ArtLifting, Benner has massed an ever-growing portfolio and has found housing.
"We strive to create spaces that inspire and help cultivate innovation and we hope this artwork will positively influence the daily work of our Cambridge Googlers." - John T. Moran, Real Estate Project Executive