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Posted on February 19th, 2020

We are now accepting artwork for Art 4 Shelter 2020!

Join us for the 10th Anniversary Art 4 Shelter on May 13, 2020 at our new venue, The Fillmore – Minneapolis.

We are currently accepting artwork, please click here to review submission guidelines or download form. 

Mail artwork submissions to our NEW address:

  • Simpson Housing Services | Attn: Art 4 Shelter  
  • 2100 Pillsbury Avenue S,  Minneapolis, MN 55404  

For more information on Art 4 Shelter please click here.

Join us for the 9th Annual Art 4 Shelter!

Posted on April 2nd, 2019

Spring is finally in the air, and Art 4 Shelter is just around the corner! This spectacular event would not be possible without you, the talented artists who contribute every year. THANK YOU!

Since Art 4 Shelter started eight years ago, we have raised $610,000 which is equal to over 17,000 nights of shelter for men and women experiencing homelessness.

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Serve with Simpson

Posted on September 17th, 2018

Volunteer to serve a Shelter meal!  Simpson staff is hosting a shelter meal.  This is a great way to see first-hand how the shelter operates and is fun and rewarding.  We will do the planning, provide the food and all we need are friends to show up to help.

The 8th Annual Art 4 Shelter was an extraordinary, record-breaking event!

Posted on May 22nd, 2018

Together, we raised over $116,000 for Simpson’s shelter and supportive housing programs, providing 3,315 nights of safe shelter for men and women experiencing homelessness.

We are honored the Minneapolis Institute of Art provided a welcoming and vibrant new home for Art 4 Shelter. Special thanks to the talented contributing artists who donated 1,900 original artworks. 

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Join us for the 8th Annual Art 4 Shelter

Posted on April 3rd, 2018

May 9, 2018

Minneapolis Institute of Art

First Look Luncheon: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Purchase your tickets to the First Look Luncheon today  – click here!

Benefit Sale: Preview: 6:00 p.m.| Sale: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Free and open to the public.  Learn more at www.art4shelter.org

Help Simpson win $25,000

Posted on July 19th, 2017


For the second year in a row, Simpson Housing Services is pleased to participate in the Minnesota Monthly’s Give Twin Cities Challenge.

The nonprofit that raises the most during the six week challenge wins: $25,000 first place, $15,000 second place, and $10,000 third place. Weekly bonus challenges are also available.

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Join us on March 9th: Search for Home Event

Posted on February 13th, 2017

Join us for an educational and interactive training about affordable housing and homelessness in Minnesota  and a deeper look into Simpson’s program. The training will cover the history of homelessness and low-income housing, the range of housing options available today, the cost of homelessness, and an examination of solutions.

Memorial March and Service

Posted on October 28th, 2016

Please dress warm for the March!
There is a chill advisory.
Thurs. 12.15.16 

5:00 pm | March & Silent Vigil
Hennepin County Government Center

6:30 pm | Service of Remembrance
Simpson United Methodist Church
2740 1st Avenue South, Minneapolis

7:30 pm | Community Meal
Simpson Shelter
Lower level of Simpson United Methodist Church

Shuttles to the march will depart from the Kmart at Lake Street and 1st Avenue,

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