Our CSA (Community Supported ART) Program
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, we are pleased to bring CSA to our community, to support local art, artists and collectors.
The goals of the CSA program are to support artists and to create an engaged community of local arts supporters. CSA supports artists: in the creation of new work, to establish relationships with local collectors and patrons, and to participate in the launch of an exciting new model of art support and distribution. CSA Share member benefits include multiple works of art from local emerging and mid-career artists at a fantastic value! Additionally, CSA Members have the opportunity to develop relationships with the local artists and art community, discover new artists, explore a variety of disciplines and support artists’ careers and a vibrant community.
A jury comprised of professional artists and local food business owners selected 6 artists. Each artist will produce custom pieces of art for the 25 shareholders who participate in the 2014 season. Zoe Cohen, Warren Craghead, Lily Erb, Joy Meyer, Michael Powell and Ryan Trott are the artists creating pieces for this year’s program.
Become a Shareholder!
Interested consumers/collectors can purchase a “share” from The Bridge PAI and in return will receive 6 pieces of art, an invitation to two “meet the artists” Shareholders event, and a special arts kit produced by the Bridge PAI. Member shares cost $400 ($421.20 with tax) for the season and can be purchased by contacting The Bridge PAI via phone, email, or directly via the website. Sales of member shares begin on 9/22/14 and will sell out fast.