Second Saturday Event July 11: Meet the Artists Joan North and Pat Gaska 10-2.
We are an artist owned, producers cooperative* business drawing our membership from Wisconsin, most from the Central Wisconsin area.
*What is a Producers’ Cooperative ?
Producers cooperatives are owned and democratically controlled by their members. In the case of an artists’ cooperative, it is owned and controlled by those who produce art, not by investors or by a local nonprofit. Cooperatives elect their Board of Directors from within membership.
Cooperatives are motivated not by profit, but by service – to meet their member’s needs for marketing fine art while educating the wider community about art. Any surplus revenues from the co-op are returned to individual members who agree to pay personal taxes on that income. By banding together, producer’s co-ops leverage greater bargaining power with buyers. They may also combine resources to more effectively market and brand their artwork, improving the incomes of their members.