The Social Entrepreneur
Liz Powers, ArtLifting
The potential I saw in homeless artists changed their lives — and mine. That’s why my job title is Chief Happiness Spreader.”Read more
Talent is often invisible. But as a social worker leading art groups in Boston homeless shelters, Liz Powers had a remarkable idea. What if she could help give these hidden artists a source of income and sense of purpose?
Her idea has been so successful that her company now delivers work by homeless artists to patrons around the world — with round–the–clock logistical support from FedEx.
My brother Spencer and I started ArtLifting as an online sales platform to help artists living with homelessness or disabilities focus on the positive — their talents — and connect them to a marketplace for their work.”