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Welcome to C3A!

Coatesville Area Arts Alliance (C3A) is a grassroots non-profit organization located in Chester County, Pennsylvania. C3A showcases and promotes The Arts since Art Means Business and is a key to economic growth, as well as beneficial for mental health, relaxation, and making the planet a more beautiful and harmonious place! From painting, writing, and dance to gardening, music, and cooking, American art makers are in every nook and cranny of our neighborhoods, our states, our country, and our world. And as more jobs go thr way of automation, more creative thinkers and makers will be needed to redefine our economy, as well as the value of creative art-work.

News and Upcoming Events

Watch this space for Spring 2019 public sessions!

Do you want to exlore C3A Happenings, browse event picture galleries, or if you were there...relive good memories? Go to the Events Past and Present page.

Past Events

All About C3A

Do you want to understand the who, what and why of C3A, or trace the organization's history from conception to today? See All About C3A.
Do you want to follow the observations, stories, and musings on art, politics and the ordinary day-to-day from Kates and Layton, arts activists and co-founders of C3A? Read their Daily Local News Tumblr blog.

Tumblr Blog - Country Action

"More and more, American cities and neighborhoods with pressing social problems are turning to new sources of thought and
practice – artists. Currently going by the label social practice, this approach blurs the lines among traditional art forms,
political activism, community organizing, environmentalism, and community development. Progress – be it social, environmental,
or economic – is the goal for a social-practice artist and it is the process one develops that becomes the work of art.
Sometimes, this results in a traditionally conceived art object, sometimes not."

- Jane Golden, Executive Director of the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program

Coatesville Area Arts Alliance, Inc. | 120 Reservoir Road, Coatesville, PA 19320 |