"Not only is it an aesthetically pleasing gift, but the recipient can also know that he or she is contributing to a nationwide community of aspiring artists."
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"Have a lot of blank walls screaming for something original and unique? Art in a Box will send an original work of art to you monthly."
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"Community-Supported Artwork: Art in a Box...The New CSA...The point is to support local artists, and to enjoy the surprise and wonder of receiving new works regularly."
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Established in early 2009, Art in a Box, is a project of The Compound Gallery in Oakland, CA. Art in a Box operates on the model of a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) or wine subscription service. Art in a Box offers amazing original works of art instead of vegetables or wine.
Subscribers can choose how often to receive boxes (every month, every other month, quarterly, etc.) Subscribers receive a new work of fine art by a different local artist in each box.
Subscribers can indicate a preference in mediums, but not the artist or piece. All artwork is contained in an 11” x 17” x 3” box along with the artist’s bio. Subscriptions are $40/month for pick up only, and $50/month which includes shipping.
Our featured artists work in a variety of mediums (ceramic, printmaking, painting, collage, digital prints, etc.) and most of them live and work in Oakland or San Francisco.
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