About the Tour
The Crusade for Collecting
The Crusade for Collecting is a passion project for supporting art and artists. The Crusade’s mission is to cultivate a new crop of art lovers, patrons and collectors by encouraging people to engage with art in exciting and innovative ways.
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The vision of the Crusade is to create opportunities to begin a conversation about the value of art. But art should not just be talked about – it should be experienced.
And so. . . the tour. Bringing the art to the people and people to art. An art revival.
The Crusade for Collecting is touring, pulling up Lady Blue (the 1977 VW Bus purchased through funds raised on Kickstarter) in the center of towns across the country, setting up short pop-up events, giving away photography from both local and national artists, and creating a spectacular scene.
Photographs will not be for sale. Instead, people will be encouraged to choose a favorite photograph and engage in games and talks with the artists. Most people will be able to keep their favorite photograph and walk away collectors. Bam!
Local photographers will have the opportunity to connect with future collectors in their own communities, and people will take a moment to think about the value and accessibility of art.
These are sample photographs that will be showcased and given away at each stop.
The Crusade staged two preliminary pop-up events in 2012 – the first in Atlanta in collaboration with the High Museum of Art in November and the second in New Orleans in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, New Orleans’ annual photography festival in December.
The Crusade for Collecting has 501c(3) non-profit status through a fiscal sponsorship program of the New York Foundation for the Arts.