When most people think of a CSA — short for “Community Supported Agriculture” — they envision a box of fresh veggies delivered straight from the farmer to the consumer.
Now, substitute the “A” in CSA with “art.” And the word “farmer” for “artist.”
That’s the concept behind CSArt Madison, the latest innovative project of the Madison community arts space known as the Arts + Literature Laboratory, or ALL: Buy fresh and original art — and get it straight from the producer.
Fifty shares of CSArt (pronounced “C-S-art”) went on sale to the public May 1. Full shares cost $300 and yield 10 small artworks, each created this spring or summer by an accomplished local artist; $150 buys a half-share, or five small works of art.