Art 4 Shelter Gears Up For Annual Fundraiser

Art 4 Shelter Gears Up For Annual Fundraiser

TWIN CITIES NON-PROFIT GEARING UP FOR THE LARGEST FUNDRAISER OF THE YEAR.

ART FOR SHELTER SELLS SMALL WORKS OF ART WITH THE PROCEEDS GOING TO SIMPSON HOUSING SERVICES.

THE SALE IS WEDNESDAY IN INDIANAPOLIS.

MINNEAPOLIS.

KYLIE IS LIVE WITH A PREVIEW.

Reporter: THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE EVENTS THAT HAPPENS THROUGH THE YEAR.

IT IS REALLY ACCESSIBLE TO JUST ABOUT EVERYONE.

SUCH A LITTLE AMOUNT GOES SUCH A LONG WAY.

IT IS TO HELP OUT SIMPSON HOUSING.

WE ARE HAPPY OF THE STEVE FROM SIMPSON WITH US THIS MORNING.

TELL ME WHAT IT MEANS TO HAVE THIS EVENT EVERY YEAR.

IT IS YOUR BIGGEST FUNDRAISER.

IT IS OUR BIGGEST FUNDRAISER OF THE YEAR.

ONE NIGHT OF THE SHELTER COSTS $35 TO OPERATE.

WHICH IS THE COST PEOPLE WILL SPEND ON A PIECE OF ART AT THE EVENT THIS EVENING THAT'S FREE FOR THE PUBLIC.

IT IS A REPRESENTATION OF HOW SIMPSON OPERATES.

IT IS CRITICAL FOR THE NEED IN THE SHELTER.

WE HAVE 15,000 PEOPLE THEY CROSS THE STATE.

Reporter: WE HAVE KIM FOR ART FOR SHELTER HERE.

THIS IS LIKE A TINY FRACTION OF WHAT YOU SEE.

TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT HOW IT WORKS.

EACH 5 X 7 PIECE OF ART IS $35.

$35.

IT IS ALL ORIGINAL ART.

A LOT OF PEOPLE WILL DONATE MORE THAN ONE.

WE HAVE OVER 1400 PIECES OF ART THIS YEAR.

THIS IS A TINY SAMPLING.

A LOT OF PEOPLE WILL DONATE MORE THAN ONE.

WE HAVE HUNDREDS OF ARTISTS WHO GIVE THEIR TALENTS AND ALL THEIR TIME FOR THIS.

THE KICKER IS YOU DON'T KNOW WHO THE ARTIST IS.

WHEN I WAS HERE LAST YEAR IT WAS VERY FUN.

PEOPLE SPEND A LOT OF TIME LOOKING.

AT 7:00 THAT'S WHEN YOU GOT TO CHOSE YOUR PIECE OF ART AND BUY IT.

EXACTLY.

A LOT OF PEOPLE WILL CAMP OUT TO BUY THEIR ART.

THEY'LL WATCH AND LOOK AND FIND WHAT THEY CONNECT WITH.

WHAT IS BEAUTIFUL ABOUT IT IS EVERYBODY CONNECTS WITH DIFFERENT ART.

YOU CAN SEE THERE IS SUCH A HUGE VARIETY AVAILABLE.

YOU ARE ALWAYS GOING TO FIND SOMETHING YOU LIKE.

IT IS SUCH A GREAT DEAL FOR SUCH A GREAT CAUSE.

I KNOW THERE ARE A LOT OF DIFFERENT LOCAL ARTISTS.

YOU COULD END UP WITH SOMETHING WORTH MORE.

MAYBE MORE SPECIAL, YOU HAVE A SPECIAL PAINTING NIGHT.

SOME OF THE PIECES ARE DONE BY PEOPLE AT SIMPSON.

YES.

EXACTLY.

ONE OF OUR COMMITTEE MEMBERS WHO ALSO IS AN AMAZING PAINTER HELD A PAINTING NIGHT AT THE SHELLER.

— SHELTER.

SHE GOT SO MANY PEOPLE INVOLVED.

SHE WAS INTRODUCING PEOPLE TO PAINTING.

MANY PEOPLE WHO NEVER PAINED BEFORE PICKED UP A BRUSH AND STARTED EXPRESSING THEMSELVES.

WE HAVE A NUMBER OF PIECES THAT CAME FROM THAT NIGHT.

THEY ARE INCREDIBLE.

CAN WE SHARE? I KNOW IT IS A SECRET.

WE CAN NOT SHARE WHO DID IT BUT WE CAN SHARE THE PIECES.

THIS ONE WAS DONE BY A SHELTER GUEST.

THIS PENGUIN.

THAT IS AMAZING.

THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL.

ALL THE INFORMATION FOR TOMORROW NIGHT, YOU'LL WANT TO COME DOWN TO DOWNTOWN MINNEAPOLIS.

IT STARTS AT 6:00.

IT IS FREE TO GET IN.

$35 FOR EACH OF THE 5 X 7 PIECE OF ART.

YOU DON'T FIND OUT THE ARTIST UNTIL AFTER YOU BUY IT.

IT IS SO COOL.

MORE THAN 1400 PIECES WILL BE ON DISPLAY.

YOU CAN COME DOWN.

TAKE HOME AN ORIGINAL FEES OF ART FOR $35.

AT THE SAME TIME KNOWING THAT $35 IS GOING TO GIVE SOMEONE A NIGHT OF SAFETY AT SIMPSON.

WHAT A FINE AND GREW — FUN AND UNIQUE EVENT.

I WAS THERE LAST YEAR.

WE HAVE HAD SIMPSON HOUSING SERVICES ON THE SHOW BEFORE.

THEY DO QUITE A BIT FOR EMERGENCY SHELTERS AND DIFFERENT SERVICES FOR THE HOMELESS.

ALI, DID YOU HAVE TO CAMP OUT BY YOUR PIECE OF ART? I WASN'T THAT AGGRESSIVE.

I WALKED AROUND AND WAITED FOR THE CROWD TO LEAVE.

WE ARE A DAY AWAY FROM AN EVENT THAT HELPS SUPPORT PEOPLE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS.

IT IS CALLED ART FOR SHELTER.

IT IS FREE.

YOU GET A CHANCE TO GO IN AND LOOK AT AMAZING ORIGINAL WORKS OF ART AND EVERY DOLLAR YOU SPEND GOES TO SUPPORT SIMPSON HOUSE AND SERVICES.

FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER YOU CAN PREVIEW THE ART AT GALLEY GALLERIA IN EDINA.

Reporter: $35 IS ALL IT TAKES TO GET A COOL PIECE ORIGINAL ART.

ART FOR SHELTER TO HELP OUT SIMPSON HOUSING.

WE HAVE KIM WITH US.

TELL ME A LITTLE BIT ABOUT HOW IT WORKS.

WE CAN SEE WE HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF A PREVIEW HERE.

THEY ARE 5 X 7 POSTCARDS.

IT IS ALL THE ORIGINAL ART.

ARTISTS DONATE TIME AND TALENT.

5 X 7 INCHES $35.

WE HAVE OVER 1400 PIECES THIS YEAR.

Reporter: THAT'S INCREDIBLE.

IT IS A SURPRISE.

IT COULD BE SOMEBODY FAMOUS WITH GALLERY SHOWS ACROSS THE COUNTRY OR AN AMATEUR WHO IS A HOBBYIST AND SPENDS EVENINGS AND WEEKENDS MAKING BEAUTIFUL ART.

IT IS ALL SORTS OF ACRYLICS, OILS, PHOTOGRAPHY, WATER COLOR.

SO MUCH VARIETY.

Reporter: IT IS ALL SO BEAUTIFUL.

IT IS A FUN NIGHT.

IT IS ALL ABOUT HELPING OUT SIMPSON HOUSING.

WE HAVE STEVE HERE TWO US.

GOOD MORNING.

GOOD MORNING.

Reporter: TELL ME A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHAT YOU GUYS DO.

AT SIMPSON OUR LEGACY PROGRAM IS OUR SHELTER OPERATION WHICH THIS EVENT SUPPORTS.

WE HAVE GROWN TO SUPPORT HOUSING PROJECTS FOR FAMILIES FORMERLY HOMES.

THIS IS OUR BIGGEST FUNDRAISER OF THE YEAR.

WE ARE STANDING AT GALLERIA.

THIS IS OUR FIRST PUBLIC PREVIEW WE HAVE HAD.

THIS LOCATION IMPARTICULAR IS EXCITING.

OUR NEWEST PROJECT, WE ARE BEGINNING TO OFFER SERVICES A FEW BLOCKS FROM HERE FOR 39 FORMERLY HOMELESS YOUTH AT A NEW DEVELOPMENT OPENING NEXT WEEK.

THAT'S PERMANENT SOLUTIONS TO HOMELESSNESS.

THAT'S WHERE WE LIKE TO FOCUS OUR ATTENTION.

Reporter: THE $35 HAS A SIGNIFICANT MEANING.

YOU CAN THINK THAT'S GOOD FOR A PIECE OF ART.

FOR YOU THAT GIVES ONE PERSON AN ENTIRE NIGHT'S STAY.

$35 IS IMPORTANT FOR TWO REASONS THIS YEAR.

ONE IT IS THE COST TO OPERATE A SHELTER BED ONE NIGHT.

THIS IS OUR 35th YEAR OF OPERATIONS.

WE ARE CELEBRATING 35 YEARS OF THE AMAZING COMMUNITY THAT SURROUNDS THE IMPORTANT WORK.

Reporter: I KNOW THE BIG NIGHT IS TOMORROW NIGHT.

IT IS A BLAST.

IT IS FREE FOR EVERYONE TO COME OUT.

STARTS AT 6:00.

YOU CAN OFFICIALLY START BUYING THE ART AT 7:00.

IT GOES UNTIL 9:00 DOWNTOWN IN THE HOTEL.

IT IS THAT REALLY, REALLY FUN EVENT.

IT GOES BACK TO A GREAT CAUSE.

THE IDEA YOU ARE BUYING ART, WHICH SOME WAS DONE BY PEOPLE AT SIMPSON WHO WERE HOMELESS.

IT COULD BE A FAMOUS ARTIST OR SOMEONE BETTER THAT YOU DON'T KNOW ABOUT YET.

EVEN BETTER.

COULD IT BE A KYLIE BEARSE ORIGINAL? YOU NEVER KNOW.

Reporter: WELL, I DON'T WANT TO GIVE ANYTHING I A I WITH A BUT — AWAY BUT I DID NOT MAKE ANYTHING FOR THIS.

I WOULD PAY $35 FOR ONE OF YOUR PIECES OF ART AND GIVE IT TO SIMPSON.

FOR SURE.

Reporter: GO AHEAD AND BY.

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