Looking for a year's worth of unique local art? Then check this out
The local arts group C4 — Concerned Citizens for a Creative Community — has launched its second annual Community Supported Art program.
The concept is modeled after community-supported agriculture programs, which provide consumers the opportunity to buy seasonal food directly from farmers. Consumers are generally required to pay a yearly membership in exchange for a share of the farmer's harvest.
The CSA program in Rochester works exactly the same way — but with art.
In exchange for a $325 share, you get four different art baskets throughout the year filled with hand-made jewelry, pottery and other original artwork. There are also gifts from businesses like the People's Food Co-op, Forager Brewery, and others. As for the money you spend, it gets distributed evenly among a group of 16 talented local artists.
The goals of the local CSA program are to provide financial support for artists and to create an engaged community of local arts supporters.
"CSA subscribers 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," said Cassandra Buck, one of the program's organizers.
Interested subscribers should contact Buck at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Cover photo: Steven Dubois)