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Mission Statement: Enriching lives and building community through the arts.

Our core values define the ideals of our institution and its people.
As an organization....
 - We value the creative potential of all children and adults, and the power of the arts to enrich their lives.
 - We value our faculty, staff, and volunteers, and a professional environment where their creative talents may thrive.
 - We value the cultural richness that results from serving participants of diverse backgrounds, and from providing programs that include diverse disciplines and viewpoints.
 - We value not only the product of the arts experience, but also the process itself.
 - We value collaboration.
 - We value our building’s historic significance and unique aesthetic, and the architect’s original intent to encourage a sense of community.

Recent News

Exhibition - Vaughn T. Davis, Jr. Ascending Forms at COCA

In a world fascinated and obsessed with height, flight, and constant progress, St. Louis artist Vaughn T. Davis, Jr. responds by calling  attention to the idea, mechanics and feeling of ascension. For his first site-specific installation in the…

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Exhibition - Edo Rosenblith: Let Me Help You Make A Mural At COCA

Edo Rosenblith: Let Me Help You Make A Mural Israeli born, St. Louis based artist Edo Rosenblith will guide COCA visitors of all ages in creating a site specific mural, blurring the distinction between artist and audience. Inspired by…

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Exhibition - Carl Richards – Sketching The Future

Carl Richards – Sketching The Future: The Behavior Gap Carl Richards, author and creator of the weekly “Sketch Guy” column in the New York Times, makes complex financial concepts easy to understand through his elegantly simple sketches. His…

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Exhibition - Heather Corcoran’s Reading Time

Designer, writer and educator Heather Corcoran presents her poetic take on data visualization in this body of work that explores the passing of time based on observation, indexes, and time-based numerical data.Date: March 26, 2016 - May 21, 2016…

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Exhibition - Breathe : Maria Ojascastro And Rudy Zapf

Breathe is presented by the Arthur and Helen Baer Charitable Foundation, with additional support provided by The Millstone Foundation and Missouri Arts Council. In this collaborative mixed-media exhibition, Maria Ojascastro and Rudy Zapf exhibit…

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Spring Break Art Camp - Around The World 2013

Schedule: March 18-March 22, 2013Globe Trotters - 9:00-11:45AMSend your child on a trip around the world. We’ll spin the globe each day and find ourselves in an exciting land where we’ll Create artwork, drama and dance inspired by the…

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