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 2016 we’re exploring connections among art, education, and civic participation. COSACOSA’s Learning Curve project is developing replicable models for teaching literacy, civics, science, and mathematics through the arts – based on the past two decades of our Art Smart initiative. The project also is charting the progress of whole neighborhoods collaboratively creating for the common good, while providing new opportunities for lifelong learning and intergenerational, intercultural exchange.
Image above: Food, Flowers, Fabric, a five-section mural designed created by students at South Philly's Jackson School with COSACOSA artists Heather Brown and Vickie Fenton. The piece merges cloth patterns, plants, and foods from the dozens of nationalities represented at the school.

Hope Reading Garden Opening
Join COSACOSA at North Philly's McClure School for the opening of the Hope Reading Garden, part of our Site and Sound Gardens initiative. Featuring large scale artwork created by students with COSACOSA artists, including over 100 mosaic butterflies and giant reverse-painted window murals, the Garden provides a safe space for children to read and play. The event will take place at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 10th; the school is located at the corner of North 6th Street and Hunting Park Avenue.

Thanks to generous funding from the Knight Arts Challenge, the Kresge Foundation, Public Citizens for Children and Youth, the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, 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, the 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.

We Promise Film Showing
Join COSACOSA and 4th graders at North Philly's Dunbar School for the premiere showing of their We Promise video series. Working with COSACOSA artists, students wrote and designed animations for original poems based on their dreams and aspirations. The entire 4th grade also collaborated to create an animated version of the Dunbar School Pledge. The celebration will take place at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 10th in the school auditorium on North 12th Street between Cecil B. Moore and Montgomery Avenues.
Check out our Calendar of Programs to see all our public events, ongoing programs, and volunteer opportunities! Join our email list or follow us on Facebook for updates!
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