The late Jamel “Mel” Houseworth was the brainchild behind Salute Life. Circa 2006, “Mel” set out to create a digital platform which would showcase all of the positive people and movements worldwide. An online community that spread only positive news highlighting the creative curators of the world who are genuine, influential and bringing about change for the better within their communities. Art is a talent, it’s political, it’s culture, it’s vibrant, it’s black and white, it’s the gray area. It’s imaginative creation stimulated through the eyes of visionaries. These visions manifest stories that are sometimes open for interpretation by audiences that receive that artistic energy. Art is the life force of creativity and our goal is to provide a platform for that universal life.
In 2017 we furthered Jamel’s vision creating a platform that honors, creatives, artists, and pioneers of thought. In the pursuit of empowerment of community and artistry, we partnered with Black Enterprise Magazine, Steve Madden, Bkylyn Blue Rum, Betsy Johnson in addition to curating over 100 plus artists for the Unplug Art Experience Art show. With these few accomplishments within a brief period, we recognize there’s more work to be done to continue providing a platform for the inspiring stories that need to be told.