The Lexington Art League is proud to be the first visual arts organization in Kentucky to offer a Community Support Art program, based on agricultural models that encourage and support local consumption of seasonal food.
With the same buy-local spirit in mind, CSA is an endeavor that supports the creation local art, cultivates the talent of local artists and enhances the experience of local collectors. CSA is at the forefront of national trends to promote grass-roots art buying and collecting and was recently featured in the New York Times.
A total of ten artists have been selected for participation in Fall 2015's harvest, and each has been commissioned to create a limited edition of 30 pieces specifically for CSA. With the support of our partners, CSA's Fall Harvest will include work by visual artists currently living and creating in the Bluegrass.
CSA is featured in the New York Times!
“Rupam Sharan, a gastroenterologist, and his wife, Serena, heard about the program on public radio. “We’re interested in contemporary art, but haven’t started a collection yet,” Dr. Sharan said. “This is us getting our feet wet.”” Read the full story here, and congrats to all national partners for building this movement of locally created and supported art!
The "crop" of art will be distributed to shareholders at a Harvest Party on December 4th, 2015. LAL plans to continue CSA throughout the year, offering a “fresh crop” of artists each season. There are only 30 shares available; each share is $400. This local project is modeled on the Community Supported Art Program in Minnesota, created by mnartists.org and Springboard for the Arts.
View LAL's CSA commercial to learn more!