CSA Pick-Up Party & Exhibition Closing

Shareholders and members of the public are invited to attend the closing reception for the 2017 CSA: "Maintaining Place | Making Space".

Shareholders will have the excitement of bringing their new artwork home. It's not too late to order yours. Visit https://www.artsmemphis.org/community-supported-art to buy your's today.

Tia Henderson, Alyssa Love, Nubua Yasin, and MadameFraankie will be performing. The artists, Lawrence Matthews, Matthew Thomas, and Felicia Wheeler, will be there to answer your questions about their art and this year's theme.

What is an art CSA?

You've heard of Community Supported Agriculture. But what is Community Supported Art? In a nutshell, it's an exciting new model of art support and distribution for artists that jumpstarts their relationships with local collectors and patrons. Much like agriculture CSAs, it relies on "share" purchases by a community of stakeholders, each of whom receives value in return for their investment. But instead of receiving kale or cauliflower, art CSAs provide shareholders with locally sourced works of art!

ArtsMemphis' Artist Advisory Council launched the city's very first CSA in 2016 to cultivate new art collectors and connect them to local artists. Even better, part of the revenue from CSA sales goes toward our ArtsAccelerator program, which provides grants to local artists. So you have lots of reasons to buy your share today!

An Exciting Collaboration

ArtsMemphis and The CLTV – a coalition of Memphis-based black artists – are delighted to be partnering on year two of the Memphis art CSA. Together, we've commissioned three local artists, Lawrence Matthews III, Matthew Thomas, and Felicia Wheeler, to create a series of work in sets of 25. We're selling 25 shares in the resulting art collection at $500 per share. Each shareholder will receive three locally produced works of art – one by each of the participating artists.
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