|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 2017, our Corners & Crossroads project is reclaiming hidden histories and forgotten landscapes throughout Philadelphia. We're working with city residents to research and collect stories that interweave their experiences to build shared community narratives. Neighborhood art projects will encompass themes of immigation & cultural identity, displacement & gentrification, and equity of opportunity.
Please join us in our Manayunk studio and around the city as we showcase public art and ideas about how to make it better!
Community Story Collection Days
Please join COSACOSA this summer at our North Philadelphia community partner organizations as we record stories to be installed in our Unity and Healing Gardens. Come and share a piece of neighborhood history, a family remembrance, a funny anecdote, or an original story about healing, hope, and unity! Please email, text, or call for specific locations and times.
Designed by the community with COSACOSA artists, these projects are part of our long-term partnership with the Nicetown-Tioga Improvement Team, as well as other local organizations and schools, to strategically plan for the neighborhood.
You can plant the seeds of hope and change! Please join us!
Image above: The intersection of Broad Streeet and Erie Avenue in North Philadelphia circa 1955.
Image below: Knowledge, Power, Community, part of a series of "words for change" paintings created by COSACOSA artist Hein Koh in conversation with North Philadelphia community members.
COSACOSA art at large, Inc.
4427 Main Street • Philadelphia PA • 19127 USA • phone 215.385.2554 • fax 215.487.2354 • info[at]cosacosa.org
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