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 diverse public art and ideas about how to make it better!
COSACOSA Workshop Programs 2017
Please call or email for specific dates and times to volunteer!

Art & Civic Engagement
Corners & Crossroads workshops in Philadelphia's Hunting Park, Manayunk, Nicetown-Tioga, Passyunk, and Pennsport neighborhoods, ongoing
Site and Sound Gardens open studios and neighborhood events, February-October

Art & Health
Ripples of Hope artwork creation for The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, January-April
North Philadelphia Healing and Unity Gardens seasonal Art & Health events, ongoing
Workshops at local pediatric healthcare centers, ongoing

Art & Education
American Dreams audio art and ceramic mural project at Kirkbride School in South Philly, February-June
Growing United painting, mosaics, and civics at McClure School in North Philly, February-October
Roots & Rhythms spoken word and drumming project at Jackson School in South Philly, February-June

Art & Youth Development
Estate of Real video production at our Manayunk studio,
January-April
American Dreams story CD project at our Manayunk studio,
March-June
Changemakers wiki design at our Manayunk studio,
May-December
COSACOSA Lifelines Public Events and Exhibitions 2017
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Monday, January 16, 12 noon to 2 p.m. -
Martin Luther King Day of Service at the COSACOSA Studio
intercultural, inter-community mosaic-making for our North Philadelphia Site and Sound Gardens

Friday February, 4 to 6 p.m. -
Corner & Crossroads open studio at the COSACOSA workshop
community story collection and strategic planning for North Philadelphia neighborhoods


Friday, March 31, 2 to 4 p.m. - Ripples of Hope artwork installation at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
new art linking hope-inspired words and images for the CHOP Roberts Center for Pediatric Research


Friday, April 28, 10 a.m. to 12 noon - Spring Forward artwork unveiling at North Philly's McClure School
new art for COSACOSA's Hope Reading Garden, one of our North Philly Site and Sound projects

Friday, May 26, 10 a.m. to 12 noon -
American Dreams mural workshop at South Philly's Kirkbride School
an intercultural, intercommunity celebration of new public art for Philadelphia schools

Friday, June 12, 3 to 4:30 p.m. -
Roots, Rhymes, & Rhythms album release at South Philly's Jackson School
intercultural, intercommunity celebrations of new public art for Philadelphia schools

Thursday, June 15, 9 to 10:30 a.m. - American Dreams mural unveiling at South Philly's Kirkbride School
an intercultural, intercommunity celebration of new public art with Mayor Jim Kenney

Friday, September 15, 2 to 4 p.m.. - Corner & Crossroads open studio at the COSACOSA workshop
community story collection and strategic planning for South Philadelphia neighborhoods

Saturday, October 14, 7:00 p.m. -
Song & Supper performance event at COSACOSA Studio
a community benefit and preview of our project for 2018

Tuesday, November 15, 5 to 7 p.m. - Coming Home, Giving Thanks harvest celebration
end of season reclamation in our North Philadelphia Gardens, followed by a community meal

Sunday, December 17, 2 to 4 p.m. -
Corners & Crossroads open house and solstice celebration
album launch party featuring new audio art from neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia


Images from top: Healing, Hope, and Unity poem at COSACOSA's North Philadelphia Healing Garden, Youth Council community interviews, Healing Art Project mosaic-making, Peace Corner photograph by COSACOSA youth