If you’ve spent any time at Public Space One over the past few years, you’ve probably noticed some of the remarkable ways in which the art gallery has evolved. The public art space takes its next leap this month with the unveiling of Iowa City Community Supported Art.
The ICCSA borrows its basic concept from Community Supported Agriculture, a program in which “shareholders” pledge to support local farmers in return for a cut of the season’s harvest. In this case, the “shareholders” (here called “subscribers”) are art enthusiasts and the “farmers” are local artists. ICCSA subscribers will receive six unique pieces of art over six months for their (tax deductible) donations.
The ICCSA launch event will be on Dec. 18 at Leaf Kitchen (301 1/2 Kirkwood Ave., Iowa City), where $50 will buy prospective subscribers a fancy dinner, a special-edition print that symbolizes the ICCSA program and an opportunity to meet and mingle with the artists involved in the program.
Not every community has a program like this and the fact that a city of our size is making it happen speaks volumes about our collective appreciation for the arts.
For more information, including how to reserve your seat for the dinner, subscribe to the PS1 mailing list at www.publicspaceone.com.