The Co-op Bar offers a low-level investment and community space in the form of a co-operatively owned bar. Investors contribute bottles of liquor and receive a return on their investment and a discount at the bar. As an artist or supporter of the arts, when you buy a drink at the Co-op Bar you are putting money back into the local arts community. A percentage of the profits from the bar go toward supporting mini-grants given directly to artists, the production of artist publications, and other services.
As of 2007, The Co-op Bar was able to raise roughly $2000 in mini-grants for artists.