Programs & Workshops

Page updated on Aug 30, 2016 at 11:42 AM

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The City of Alexandria's Office of the Arts is pleased to introduce the following six artists for the inaugural season of Alexandria's Community Supported Art (CSA). 

Kelsey Finnie

Benson Sculpture LLC

Laura Fall

Francine B. Livaditis

Bryan Jernigan

Lilibet Wenge

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’s 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.

Sales begin on Wednesday, June 8th. Only 50 shares will be available  and are expected to sell out fast. Shares cost $250.00 each and will be distributed at our Pick-Up Party on Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. at Durant Arts Center, 1605 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.

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). 

To purchase a share, click here

Upcoming Workshops

The Alexandria Collaborators (ACT for Alexandria, Alexandria Regional Council for the United Way of the National Capital Area and the City of Alexandria) periodically host organizational capacity-building workshops. The FREE workshops for local non-profit organizations and artists, but require advance registrations.  Workshops will be posted here in the future.