|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 2015, we're celebrating the 25th anniversary of COSACOSA's founding and the 20th anniversary of COSACOSA's Healing Art Project, our initiative exploring relationships among art, health, and community.
This year, our Lifelines project will promote art for healing in city neighborhoods. Collaborating with diverse groups of Philadelphia residents, we're creating meaningful opportunities for all our city's residents to create art, while advancing community healing and public health practices. Please join us in our Manayunk studio and around the city as we showcase diverse public art and ideas about how to "make it better!"
|Image above: The North Philadelphia Unity Garden.
Lifelines Open Studio
Join COSACOSA artists, youth, and community residents for a day of public art-making! We'll be creating sections of a giant 50' x 20' mosaic butterfly for our new Hope Garden, one of our upcoming Site and Sound Gardens being created at the McClure School. We'll also be starting work on our next Healing Art Project initiative, a large scale mural for North Philadelphia on personal and community experiences of healing.
Our next open studio is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, October 19th at our Main Street workshop.
Hope to see you there!
Thanks to generous funding from the Knight Arts Challenge, the Kresge Foundation, and the Union Benevolent Association, we've created three new community spaces filled with visual and audio art, flowers, and foods throughout the North Philadelphia. Designed by residents with COSACOSA artists, this Site and Sound Gardens project is part of our long-term partnership with the Nicetown-Tioga Improvement Team, other local community organizations and schools to strategically plan for the neighborhood.
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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