The Station North CSA – A good thing for Baltimore and those who love Art
The Station North CSA is a brilliant concept, similar or akin to the those used by local farmers to support their farms sustainably. For those seeking a closer connection with the up and coming arts community, this is a great way to grow your art collecting, support local artists, learn more about the local and dynamic art scene and most importantly HAVE FUN! According to the CSA web site
Based on the same concept as Community Supported Agriculture, the Station North CSAprovides participating shareholders with the freshest art that Baltimore has to offer. For the third season of the CSA, we’ve partnered with the Baltimore Jewelry Center, Baltimore Clayworks, and Full Circle, who have each contributed selected artists to this season’s roster.
At each of the CSA meeting, four artists give brief presentations about their work and shareholders rank their preferred artists. Ranking is used to ensure that shareholders aren’t getting a box full of kale at pick-up when they’d rather have beets. These events are also an opportunity to network, mingle, and meet CSA artists.
The Take Aways
The goal of the Station North CSA is to create an engaged local arts community by establishing relationships between artists and local patrons while also experimenting with an exciting new model of art support and distribution. Shareholders will each receive work from 6 of the 12 participating artists and art distribution will be determined by shareholders’ preferences.