MetroMode: Buy Local, Collect Local


What does a basket of art look like? Dozens of metro Detroiters will find out when the distributions of Community Supported Art (CSA), a new model of buying art, take place over the next three months. Traditional CSAs - where the "A" stands for agriculture - are familiar. In spring, people sign up to receive weekly baskets of farm products, from garlic to greens, throughout the growing season. ArtServe Michigan will bring a fresh crop of art to art collectors using the same idea. A dozen artists will create nine original works. The first three will be delivered late this month, including jewelry made of shattered auto glass, a paper helmet, and a music box.

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