community supported art follows farm model

lange ladies

Lavender Ladies Collage, Shauna Lee Lange (circa 2009)



Over the last 20 years, Community Supported Agriculture has become a popular way for consumers to buy seasonal food directly from local farms. Can the same model be effectively used to support community artists AND draw attention to a region or attraction?

Over 100 cities in North America over the past several years have tried. Recently, the City of Alexandria, Virginia offered interested consumers/collectors the ability to purchase a “share” consisting of six pieces of locally produced artwork (one from each artist). Shares include photography, glass, pastels, watercolors and ceramics.

More on the exciting program, which breaks away from the co-op model while still offering sustainable collector building for artists, is here.

lange: art, agriculture, agritourism.  Exploring and expanding the intersections of art, agriculture, agritourism, and agrarian systems within Florida’s creative placemaking.  How can we help you grow? 941/875.5190.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s