Yesterday mnartists.org and Springboard for the Arts launched “Community Supported Art Shares,” a program for supporting artists similar to that used by local farms.
By midmorning today, all 50 shares were sold out.
So now what?
Project head Scott Stulen is, as you might expect, thrilled by the overwhelming response to the program:
We anticipated strong demand based on converstations in the community and the amount of applications from artists and it was wonderful to have those ideas reinforced by the quick sell out of the shares. Due to the response we are planning on a Fall Season of the CSA in September, October and November.
Heck, if the momentum continues, you might be able to get art shares in winter! Now that’s something not even your local farmer can provide.
Stulen say people interested in the fall shares should contact Andy Sturdevant at 651-292-4381 or firstname.lastname@example.org.