Getting your hands on locally sourced art is easier thanks to the Oolites Arts Shares program.
Organizers say that one of the main perks of the program is attaining artwork affordably. “I think art can be a little bit intimidating for people who are not connected to the art world or don’t visit galleries or museums, but they are interested in art,” said Cherese Crocket, Oolite’s Development Senior Manager.
“Having a program like this allows accessibility…” said Crocket. “This is great for someone looking to grow their collection, or to expand their collection by supporting local artists.”
Similar to Commissioner and Locust Projects programs that make local art accessible, Shares is modeled after the Community Supported Art program launched by Springboard for the Arts and Mn Artists in Minnesota.