Community Supported Art (CSA PGH) is a program that will build lasting relationships with artists and cultural consumers. Not unlike the boxes of fruit and vegetables that one might get from a local farm as an agricultural CSA, the CSA PGH will create “shares” of art to feed the public’s cultural appetite.
Six juried artists will be commissioned to produce one edition-able work in a quantity of 50. Examples might be a photograph, small painting or cast sculpture. These will be packaged, collated and turned into a share. Each share will include one work from each of the artists, and 50 identical shares will be made available to the public for $350 a piece.
CSA PGH founders Casey Droege, Corey Escoto, Blaine Siegel, and Kilolo Luckett were inspired by the success of similar programs in Minneapolis, Chicago and Philadelphia. This program will support local artists, encourage arts appreciation and promotes the idea that Pittsburgh is a city that supports and sustains its artists.