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Art 4 Shelter Artist: Karen Anderson

Posted on April 15th, 2019

Karen Anderson finds herself continually challenged and fascinated by watercolor. The landscapes of Minnesota’s North Shore are her inspiration. “My paintings are an attempt to understand God by trying to capture the beauty in nature,” she says. Karen has also quilted and enjoyed landscape design. She finds it interesting to see how concepts of design apply across mediums.  

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Create Art.  Buy Art.  Give Shelter.

Posted on January 21st, 2019

9th Annual Art 4 Shelter

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

  • Location:  Machine Shop | 300 2nd St SE, Mpls
  • We are currently accepting art work donations. 
  • For submission guidelines, click here.
  • Click here to purchase First Look Luncheon tickets.

Art 4 Shelter is a fun, high profile, and inspiring benefit art sale brings together hundreds of artists and collectors for a special evening of music, wine, conversation, and art buying!



Homeless Memorial Service Reading: “We Carry Their Names”

Posted on December 20th, 2018

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At the 34th Annual Minnesota Homeless Memorial March and Service, the community gathered to remember 100 homeless friends, 89 formerly homeless folks, and 16 advocates who passed away in 2018. The service include the inaugural reading of “We Carry Their Names” by committee member, Carina Aleckson.

Buffy’s Story

Posted on December 9th, 2018

We slept at a bus stop that night.

I remember the culmination of events that led to the lowest point of my life. I had my five young children with me, and we had nowhere to go. We were on the street after two years of staying with my family and living in and out of motel rooms with my youngest son’s dad.

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Sarah and Victor: A Family’s Story of Finding Home and Moving Forward

Posted on October 31st, 2018

Sarah and Victor and their two children, young Victor and Aliyah have been with Simpson since January 2018.  Prior to Simpson, the family lived in a shelter for one year and had been without stable housing since 2016. After connecting with their Simpson Advocate, Jessica, the family secured permanent housing within one month.  

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