We bring art into your workspace
that visually manifests your
company’s values
We use social practice art to shift
communities and bring about
empathy, healing and collective inspiration
Using co-creation we build
art that empowers and engages

limeSHIFT is a creative agency that brings artists into communities (both public and private) to co-create art to elevate culture. Through our process of co-creation:

  • We transform spaces
  • Activate communities to be their most creative, productive and connected

Our team brings over 35 years of research and industry experience in art processes for business, social practice art, community capacity building, and entrepreneurship.


Lincoln Park Patchwork Mural

Broder, a LEED platinum, holistically-minded and sustainability-focused developer who cares about the community is interested in integrating art into public domain.

With this intention they asked limeSHIFT–a social enterprise that leverages art to create iconic spaces that express identity in unique and compelling ways–with creating a mural surrounding their latest project 1730 W. Wrightwood in Lincoln Park, Chicago.

limeSHIFT commissioned artists Ellen Rutt and Patrick Ethen to create a piece for this site that takes its inspiration from all of the people that live and work in this thriving community.


Elizabeth Thys


Liz is vested in organizations being more creative, adaptive and value-driven. Prior to Sloan, she worked as an Equity Research associate at Morgan Stanley. She received her MBA from MIT Sloan, where she served as the Co-Chair of Hacking Arts, a festival that promotes entrepreneurship and innovation in the creative arts industries (including visual arts, virtual reality, and design).

Nabila Alibhai


A global citizen from Nairobi, Nabila uses practices in civic leadership, spatial design and public health to shift societies. Her previous work for the Aga Khan Development Network and the United Nations has taken her to Afghanistan, Pakistan, East Africa, Geneva and New York. She has an MPH from Yale University and was a mid-career fellow in MIT’s Special Program in Urban and Regional Studies.

Yazmany Arboleda

Co-founder/Chief Creative Officer

Yazmany Arboleda is a New York-based public artist who lectures internationally on the power of art in public space. Yazmany has choreographed a living sculpture titled “Monday Morning.” This project – launched in India and then Kenya, Japan and Kabul – seeks to create new patters of interaction by giving away thousands of biodegradable balloons to city dwellers walking to work.

Tahir Karmali

Art Director

Award winning practicing fine artist and photographer with a background in marketing and communication. Masters of Digital Photography, SVA

Jenny Larios Berlin


Jenny has industry experience in education, finance, and transportation. In each sector she built skills in leadership (managing teams of 30+ people) and general management. MBA, MIT Sloan

Aithan Shapira


PhD in creative processes, two Masters’ in Art, and a decade of experience across three continents collecting varied cultural approaches to innovation.


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