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, performance and culinary art 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.
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.
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!
To put our CSA share 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!”
The Arts Partnership is turning 50 in 2020, and we have many amazing things planned to celebrate. There will be no announcements of next season’s CSA artists–you just have to trust us. But trust us–it’s all going to be fabulous!
(Tentative) dates for the 2020 season are
- May 14
- July 9
- September 17
Just to give you a sense of what this program is like, 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 $500 for the full package
OR $300 if you want to enjoy the food, drink and experiences but not the take home art pieces
OR $175 for an individual share in May, July or September
If you’d like to learn more, watch the video below or read an article our program was featured in on Artsy.