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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Second “Art CSA” Sale begins Saturday

Posted By on Tue, Mar 25, 2014 at 1:54 PM

At 10 a.m. Saturday, Community Supported Art PGH will begin selling member shares for its second season.

Last year, CSA PGH, which connects artists directly to art-buyers, sold out of the 50 shares showcasing six local artists in its inaugural offering.

This year, it’s expanding its roster of both shares and artists.

CSA PGH is modeled after community-supported agriculture, where farmers sell shares in the year’s bounty up front, and shareholders collect boxes of produce all season long.

This year, the group offers 50 full shares for $450 each, entitling shareholders to eventually collect small works by accomplished local artists Edith Abeyta, Cara Erskine, Alexis Gideon, Jennifer Myers, Lucia Nhamo and Barbara Weissberger. (One sign of success: The share price is up from $350 last year.)

New this year, CSA PGH is also offering 50 half-shares, at $225 each, featuring works by Dave Montano, Alisha Wormsley, and Jim Rugg with Jasen Lex.

CSA PGH is run by Casey Droege, Corey Escoto, Blaine Siegel and Kilolo Luckett, and sponsored by Fractured Atlas.

The group is not to be confused with the New Hazlett Theater’s performance-art CSA, which is in the midst of its first season producing dance, music and theatrical events on a similar shareholder model.

Both groups started last year.

For more informations about CSA PGH’s new share offering, see here.

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