The Art Crowd

PARTICIPATE in the creation, publication, and distribution of wholly new and original Minnesota art books by leading Minnesota art historians—exceptionally beautiful volumes that meet high standards of scholarship, literary value, design, and production; books that illuminate and preserve our Minnesota art history for present-day and future generations of collectors, scholars and students, general readers, and aspiring artists!

ART CROWD members are recognized on the copyright page of each new ART CROWD book and receive a complimentary copy, signed by the author(s).

ART CROWD members are invited to Minnesota art-related programs sponsored by Afton Press throughout the year.

ART CROWD members may purchase all Afton Press books at a 50% discount.

Charter Member dues: $5,000
Supporter Member dues: $2,500
Associate Member dues: $1,000

Afton Press is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Your contributions in the form of dues to support the publishing program of THE ART CROWD are tax-deductible to the extent of the law. We hope you will become a sustaining ART CROWD member, but you may opt out of ART CROWD membership at any time.

Each ART CROWD BOOK makes important contributions to Minnesota and American art and culture. Thank you for considering participating with us in this worthy work. New ART CROWD members are welcomed into our ranks with our heartfelt gratitude!

Please donate through our website by clicking on Donation, mail a check or call with your credit card number. You can contact us at 651-436-8443 or

Ian Graham Leask, Publisher