The Dayton Visual Arts Center (DVAC) has launched an inaugural program that will allow 50 lucky art lovers a special opportunity to connect with one-of-a-kind visual art and the talented artists behind the limited edition original artworks.
The Community Supported Art Program — CSA(rt) — is a spin on “Community Supported Agriculture” providing art lovers a share of fresh, handcrafted artwork. One art share will provide the shareholder with a crop of six unique, signed pieces of art created in editions of 50, as well as two tickets to a special Harvest Pick-Up Party to be held this summer in August. A total of 50 shares will be available for $650 a share. It’s a program designed to strengthen the art community by supporting the careers of emerging artists and cultivating collectors.
With only 50 shares available for purchase, the community is encouraged to sign up now as shares are expected to sell-out quickly. Shares will go on sale February 1 to DVAC members and then open up to the general public for sale on February 8. Artists will be announced to the art-loving public on Valentine’s Day (February 14). Guest juror helping select the featured CSA(rt) work is James Yood, adjunct Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and contributor to Artforum International.
“Purchasing a DVAC CSA share is an opportunity to collect work by acclaimed local artists at affordable prices, discover emerging artists and support DVAC and the local art community,” said DVAC Executive Director Eva Buttacavoli.
To learn more about DVAC’s CSA and to become an exclusive shareholder, please visit www.daytonvisualarts.org. To become a DVAC member and receive exhibition and sales opportunities all year long, visit www.daytonvisualarts.org and click on “Membership.”
“DVAC’s CSA is a year of grass-roots art buying, collecting, networking, parties and special moments,” said Amy Deal, DVAC CSA Coordinator who is co-coordinating the program with Alexis Larsen. “It’s 100 percent organic, fresh, locally sourced and good for you. With limited shares available the time to buy is now!”
The Dayton Visual Arts Center (DVAC) helps sustain the arts community by providing a place to show, market, and sell work and also helps satisfy the needs and wants of art-lovers who have a place to see artists’ work and, often, meet the artists. At its core, DVAC advances art for the community and a community for artists.