Fort Wayne’s Artlink is trying out a new economic model for connecting artists and art enthusiasts.
Recently, the nonprofit gallery recruited nine artists and paid them upfront for work they’ll release this summer.
Now, they’re appealing to the region's art lovers to buy a share of that work.
It’s called Community Supported Art, and it’s a reversal of the typical model in which artists create work that may or may not be purchased down the road. The program is based on a similar model developed in Minneapolis.