Community Supported Art

Looking for a fun way to engage with local art? Purchase a Community Supported Art share!

Much like Community Supported Agriculture programs, our Community Supported Art (CSA) program has 50 shares available per season, but instead of a basket of vegetables, you get art experiences! Each share includes access to three parties in May, July and September where you and a guest enjoy different visual and performance art as well as the  culinary arts at each event.

Because of its social nature, our CSA program gives you the opportunity to meet the artists, learn about their processes, and then get a piece of visual art to take home with you as part of your share! You also get to meet other arts supporters, drink wine from Bernie’s Wines and Liquors and reconnect with friends.

Here’s the art included in our 2019 CSA Share:

  • Kimble Bromley, gouache painting
  • Lake Agassiz Concert Band, performance
  • Brandi Malarkey, botanical painting
  • Emily Brooks, pillow art
  • Dr. Tiana Grisé (flute) and Dr. Earnest Lamb (cello), performance
  • Zhimin Guan, abstract watercolor
  • +3 Culinary artists

Each share is $425 for the full package
OR $300 if you want to enjoy the food, drink and experiences but not the take home art pieces
OR $150 for an individual share in May, July or September

Sales of the 2019 CSA shares end on December 31, 2018, so get yours today!

Community Supported Art - The Arts Partnership - Fargo/Moorhead/West Fargo
Community Supported Art - The Arts Partnership - Fargo/Moorhead/West Fargo
Community Supported Art - The Arts Partnership - Fargo/Moorhead/West Fargo
Community Supported Art - The Arts Partnership - Fargo/Moorhead/West Fargo
Community Supported Art - The Arts Partnership - Fargo/Moorhead/West Fargo
Community Supported Art - The Arts Partnership - Fargo/Moorhead/West Fargo
Community Supported Art - The Arts Partnership - Fargo/Moorhead/West Fargo

CSA is for arts supporters, people interested in getting to know our arts community better, people who love the idea of an “art sampler surprise,” high-end art collectors, people just starting to think about beginning an art collection, people who love amazing food and wine, people who love to directly support artists, people who are committed to local and more. In short, it’s for YOU!

One great aspect of CSA is that you can split your share up to three ways, so that each of you and a guest get to attend one party. You can also split it in half, but don’t ask us how you will determine who gets which pieces of art – that’s your fight!

All of this is yours for only $425 for the entire season! To put that price in perspective, painter Dan Jones’ art routinely sells for $1,000 or more. In 2015, Dan created 50 individual pieces for shareholders. That was just one art experience of the nine that shareholders received. As one CSA supporter told us recently, “I love being part of The Arts Partnership’s CSA program because it feels like Christmas and date night rolled into one. What a fun way to support local art in our community!”

Watch our video below to learn more, or read an article our program was featured in on Artsy.

The Arts Partnership purchased the Community Supported Art template from Springboard for the Arts in Saint Paul and adapted it to best fit our community.

To view art from previous Community Supported Art seasons, click here.