Legal Art Community Supported Art
By DowntownMiami.com | Published: January 01 2012
DowntownMiami.com is proud to participate in Legal Art's Community Supported Art program. Get ready to buy your share 1/18/12 at 11am!
Buy your share of Community Supported Art and receive 3 deliveries of original art pieces from local artists (9 pieces in total). There are 50 shares available in total at $450 each and they go on sale January 18, 2012 at 11am online at the LegalArt Miami's website
DowntownMiami.com will be sponsoring the March delivery with a lovely meet & greet reception at the Downtown Miami Residents & Visitors Center.
Here is more information about this program, join us in supporting this wonderful LegalArt program:
LegalArt is proud to announce the first edition in Miami of the Community Supported Art (CSA) program, supported by the Knight Foundation and Springboard for the Arts. Selected artists are Jenny Brillhart, Julie Friel, Jason Hedges, James Herring, Kathleen Hudspeth, Kerry McLaney, Gustavo Roman, Valeria Yamamoto and Michelle Weinberg. Member shares to this innovative program will be on sale at $450 on our website starting January 18th at 11AM EST.
What is Community Supported Art? Over the last 20 years, Community Supported Agriculture has become a popular way for consumers to buy seasonal food directly from local farms. With the same buy-local spirit in mind, LegalArt is pleased to bring Community Supported Art (CSA) to Miami, to support local art, artists and collectors. This project is modeled on Community Supported Art in Minnesota, created by mnartists.org and Springboard for the Arts.
The artists selected from a jury of food and art luminaries will receive a stipend to create fifty “shares”. Art lovers and collectors will purchase a share and in return receive three “boxes” with locally produced artwork at intervals this Season. Each member share will include one piece from each of the nine CSA featured artists as well as “bumper crops” of additional artwork and other surprises. The pick-up evenings will be take place in February, March and April at different local art sites where artists and collectors will meet and have the opportunity to talk about the art.
With this program, our goal is to support 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 distribution. Share purchasers acquire multiple works of art from local emerging and mid-career artists at a fantastic value! We provide 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 our vibrant community.
Member shares will be available for $450 and can be purchased online at legalartmiami.org starting Jan ary 18th, 2012 at 11am EST. But hurry! Only a limited amount of 50 shares are available and they will go fast!