A Homeless Lens

Our friend Art has inspired us in more ways than one: his humility, attitude and creativity - but mostly, his heart for others. He began to frequent our coffee shop a good while ago and quickly became a beloved customer and friend. 

Art is a photographer. He's a recovering addict/alcoholic and he's also homeless. Art has said very seriously, "Photography saved my life." He shoots with a Nikon Coolpix B500, his constant companion. His work is unique, creative and true to his voice. Becoming a professional photographer is his dream, but his heart is for the homeless. 

We would love to invite you to a gallery of Art's photographs, many taken right here in Springfield. Each print will be for sale and all proceeds will go towards local homeless charities and organizations (Art's wish). "I'd like to dedicate the showing of my photos to the plight of the homeless in Springfield, Mo. We may be homeless but we are human. We laugh, we feel, we hurt, we cry, we love."

April 14 from 5-8pm - stop in, meet Art, hear his life story, see his photographs (& take one home!), have some coffee on us. We hope to see you!

Check out this great article the Springfield Newsleader did on Art & his show!

Click here to go to our Facebook Event.