COSACOSA art at large, Inc. is a non-profit organization creating new public art specific to the concerns of Philadelphia neighborhoods in direct, long-term collaboration with city residents. COSACOSA reasserts art's original role as a catalyst for community dialogue, creative cooperation, and positive change. Since 1990, COSACOSA projects have brought together thousands of citizens of diverse backgrounds and differing abilities to learn about art, about each other, and about how to work together.
Please join us for COSACOSA's public programs and ongoing initiatives!

Throughout 2020 – COSACOSA's 30th anniversary year – we're documenting stories of individual and community self-determination in 30 Philadelphia neighborhoods.

Working across generational, cultural, and political divides, our Past Forward project is developing new ways to foster civil civic dialogues. Neighborhood images and interviews on community history, culture, and change – collected and told from multiple perspectives by city residents in collaboration with COSACOSA artists – form the basis for new public artworks created as part of the project.

Please join us in our Manayunk studio and around the city as we share art and ideas to how to make it better!

Veterans' Art & Poetry Celebration
Join COSACOSA for Voices of Service and Honor – a celebration of new writing and artwork by our Veterans' group at the Veterans Empowerment Center (VEC) of the Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center.

COSACOSA and VEC co-facilitated a three-month-long series of writing and art-making workshops with Veterans this fall, The group explored complex meanings of "Serving Justice," expressing themselves through in multiple artistic disciplines. Veterans wrote poetry and songs, and created an accompanying exhibition of visual art. The songs and poems were recorded as an album – which will be played and discussed during the event

Voices of Service and Honor is part of COSACOSA's Serving Justice project, developing new works advancing "liberty and justice for all" – whether civil, social, cultural, or economic. The event will take place at 11:30 a.m. in the 7th Floor Auditoriam (LVA) on Wednesday, January 22nd; the VEC is located at 3700 Woodland Avenue in West Philadelphia. Hope to see you there!
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Image above: Past Forward COSACOSA project logo from an original drawing by Sum Kinn.
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