The City of Alexandria's Office of the Arts inaugural season of Alexandria's Community Supported Art (CSA) was a huge success.
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 began on Wednesday, June 8th. Only 50 shares were available and were 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.
Shareholders had a chance to mingle with fellow shareholders as well as the six artists that designed their artwork, all while enjoying live music and delicious food and beverages provided by Bittersweet Catering.
Check back in 2017 for a chance to participate in the next season of Alexandria CSA which will launch in the spring of 2017.
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.