About CSA Valpo

 

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, the Community Supported Art (CSA) Valpo project aims to support local art, artists and collectors.

How does Community Supported Art (CSA) Valpo work? Just like with a farm CSA, you invest upfront in the program, and our artists receive a stipend to support them in creating new work just for this program. At the end of the season, you receive several pieces of original, local art at a fantastic price. We hope you’ll receive something you love, and/or will find an artist (or artists!) you’d like to purchase additional work from in the future. Our season preview exhibition is intended to give you an overview of the style and type of work each of that season’s artists create. The benefits to YOU are:

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• Receive multiple works of art from local emerging and mid-career artists at a FANTASTIC value.

• Develop relationships with local artist and the local art community.

• Discover new artists and explore a variety of media/disciplines.

• Support the careers of artists who live and work in your community.

We hope you'll browse the galleries of past artists to see the kinds of work our shareholders have received during past seasons. This year's artists will be announced soon.


Credits

CSA Valpo is modeled on Community Supported Art in Minnesota, created by mnartists.org and Springboard for the Arts.