Art Smith

In 1986, Art was tapped to edit and publish the Atlanta Guide, a monthly magazine for the gay community. He later went on to edit, publish and write for several other gay publications. Thus began nearly thirty five years of involvement with the gay communities in Atlanta, Austin and Tampa. In 2000 he spearheaded a fundraising project with a Swiss watch brand and the Elton John AIDS Foundation. He has also hosted and produced hundreds of video segments from a number of gay pride festivals in the Southeastern US with His latest project #TBTeez is creating the world’s largest archive of the stories and logos of gay bars from our past. Information about this project can be found at