The City of Alexandria’s Office of the Arts is pleased to announce the inaugural season of Alexandria’s Community Supported Art (CSA).
What is Community Supported Art? Over the last 20 years, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become a popular way for consumers to buy seasonal food directly from local farms. With the same buy-local spirit in mind, Community Supported Art is a similar endeavor to support local art, artists and collectors. It has been replicated in over 100 cities in North America over the past several years. Interested consumers/collectors can purchase a “share” consisting of six pieces of locally produced artwork (one from each artist). Shares will include photography, glass, pastels, watercolors and ceramics.
Only 50 shares will be available and are expected to sell out fast. Shares cost $250 each and will be distributed at our Pick-Up Party on Wednesday, September 28 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Durant Arts Center, 1605 Cameron St. You will have a chance to mingle with fellow shareholders as well as the artists that designed your artwork, all while enjoying live music and delicious food and beverages provided by Bittersweet Catering. Each shareholder may bring one guest to the Pick-Up Party (tickets required).
The following artists will be producing their artwork for this program:
- Kelsey Finnie http://www.kelseyfinnie.com/
- Benson Sculpture LLC http://www.zacbenson.com/
- Laura Fall www.utility-ware.com
- Francine B. Livaditis http://torpedofactory.org/profile/livaditis_f/
- Bryan Jernigan http://www.bryanjernigan.com/
- Lilibet Wenge http://lilibetwenge.tumblr.com/
To purchase a share, please the Community Supported Art website.
The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the City’s Human Rights Code and the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request a reasonable accommodation or to request materials in an alternative format, contact Sandy Depew at 703.746.5566 (Virginia Relay 711) or email@example.com.