4:43pm

Fri March 16, 2012
Event Part of Gallery's CSArt Initiative

SeedSpace Set to Hold "Art Pick-Up Party"

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A Middle Tennessee gallery is modeling its new arts initiative on the latest fad in sustainable agriculture.

Community Supported Agriculture matches the people who eat food with the people who grow the food. Customers pay farmers, in advance, to deliver fresh produce and other items every week or two.

SeedSpace art gallery in downtown Nashville is now applying that same concept to art. Saturday evening at 6 p.m., SeedSpace will hold what it calls an "art pick-up party." It’s part of a program called CSArt; short for Community Supported Art.

SeedSpace spokesperson Adrienne Outlaw says art patrons pay, in advance, for art they’ve never seen. The pieces purchased can include sculpture, painting, printmaking, and photography.

A half CSArt share goes for $250 and a full share for $500. Outlaw says the thrill of opening a crate and discovering what art you’ve gotten seems to be a big part of the attraction.

To learn more, visit the website seedspace.org.