Community Supported Art

The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is pleased to announce our first annual Community Supported Art program, a plan that assists artists in meeting art patrons and collectors, and to help in building their businesses and contacts in the community. CSA is modeled after Community Supported Agriculture and is patterned after the original CSArt program founded by Springboard for the Arts in Minneapolis 20 years ago.

In CSA, nine artists each receive a stipend to create 50 pieces of original artwork, called “shares”. The shares are then offered to the public in which fifty buyers will each receive nine pieces of artwork. Shares will be sold for $300 beginning on September 12, 2012.

The first artists selected include John Leopold of Thief River Falls, Chris Lane of Newfolden, and Jenn Steinbrink of Crookston, whose work will be included in the first of three collections of artwork to be distributed. NMAC expects shares to sell quickly.

If you, a place of business, or someone you know is interested in purchasing a CSA share, you may email Therese, or call the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council office at 218-745-9111 beginning on Wednesday, September 12, 2012. Names will be placed on the patron’s list in order received. To hold your place in the queue, payment is required within five days. CSA shares will be available until all are sold.

Artwork will be distributed at three receptions during the autumn and winter on dates to be announced, so prepare for an exciting season ahead!

  • 9 – Artists
  • 50 – Patrons/50 Shares
  • September 12, 2012
  • $300
  • 218-745-9111