Art Smith- Barchives artwork
Chit Chat with the Queer and Creative

Art Smith- Barchives

  • S1E20
  • 19:47
  • April 5th 2021

Art’s mission is to build the world's largest archive of the logos and stories of gay bars from the past, preserving the memories of the places that were so significant to the growth and development of the LGBTQ+ community. To date Art & his team have commemorated more than 1300 bars and nightclubs from FORTY NINE states in the US, along with several in Canada and Europe. Art and I discuss his journey of creating this project and what has inspired him to do so. We discuss the importance of preserving the history of gay bars and it what it means to the LGBTQ+ community. Art’s journey is truly inspiring and on-going. 

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Chit Chat with the Queer and Creative

Chit Chat with the Queer and Creative podcast is a weekly show that inspires, educates, and entertains Creative LGBTQ+ individuals and Allies.

Host and Transformational Life Coach Melissa DaSilva interviews guests who have created something that positively impacts the Queer Community and the world. Some guests include visual and performing artists, entrepreneurs, educators, and even the occasional reality personality.

You don’t need to identify as Queer to enjoy this podcast, Just be open-minded and be ready to be inspired.