Given the uncertainty and rapid changes resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the much-anticipated event on May 13th. 

Art 4 Shelter is a vital part of the Simpson community, building awareness of our mission to house, support, and advocate for people experiencing homelessness.

While we mourn the loss of our traditional Art 4 Shelter event in May, we invite you to Reimagine Art 4 Shelter 2020 for the upcoming spring and summer months.

Options we are exploring:

  • Participate in art festivals or pop-up sales this summer.
  • Have artists sell artwork to friends and community members.
  • Create a toolkit and donation link for artists to use when they sell art on their own.
  • Take Art 4 Shelter virtually with an on-line store.

How you can help:

New address to submit artwork:

MAIL TO: Simpson Housing Services | Attn. Art 4 Shelter 

2100 Pillsbury Avenue S | Minneapolis, MN 55404

Proceeds from Art 4 Shelter are needed for Simpson’s shelter and housing programs now – more than ever.  In response to COVID-19, Simpson has implemented plans and safety measures to sustain our mission and ensure the safety of the people we serve and our staff members that work alongside them.

On behalf of the Art 4 Shelter planning committee & Simpson staff and board, thank you for your creativity and positivity, in joining us to Reimagine Art 4 Shelter 2020 and support Simpson’s mission through the wonderful gift of art.

If you have any questions on how to support Art 4 Shelter Reimagine, please contact Elisabeth at

A benefit for Simpson Housing Services

Where $35 buys you more than a piece of original artwork, it provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.

Art 4 Shelter is an exhibit and sale of original artworks on paper by emerging and established artists.

Featuring over 1,000 original works of art on paper

5″ × 7″ works — $35 each | 8″ × 10″ works — $90 each