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C3A in 2013

Decades-long experience in the arts has informed the belief that art is the glue for the future, economically and socially. This means looking and listening and understanding each others creative point of view. How to do that? C3A, through its events, is a facilitator, interpreter, and educator to help with this conversation. We bring creatives together, and promote, stage events, and lobby everyone we encounter with the truth that art is at the core of a new economy. There are artists making their product in every town, every city, every state - truly made-in-the-USA. It is an exportable commodity to supply a world always hungry for American culture.

Because of today's daily sensory overloads, people are clamoring for more intimate, low key cultural events to savor the moments that speed by. This new movement - slowing down the pace to catch up with each other - helps C3A better know supporters (and vice versa), has reaped the rewards of great interactions and enthusiasm, and has inspired new collaborations for the future.

Ripples of Creativity in 2013...

  • C3A is awarded for the 2nd year an Environmental Literacy Grant by the PA Department of Environmental Protection for Let's Get Dirty! Learn to Love Organic Gardening and Let's Jam! Preserving Your Favorite Tastes classes and workshops for 2013 and 2014 at the Coatesville Area Senior Center, Chester County Food Bank, The National Iron and Steel Heritage Museum, and the 2014 Energy Independence Day in Modena.
  • A successful Let's Get Dirty! class at the Chester County Library in Exton.
  • Multiple Let's Get Dirty! and Let's Jam! seminars at eARTh.
  • By invitation from Avon Grove Charter School, Greg Layton speaks to students about the ten-year process and art of preserving 147 acres of farmland in Wagontown. The students created projects based on Greg's talk that were presented later in the school year.
  • C3A exhibits at the annual global Invitational Salon Exhibition of Small Works at the New Arts Program in Berks County.
  • Science fair student project judges at annual North Brandywine Middle School Science Fair.
  • C3A helps set up new raised beds at Rainbow Elementary School, and students visit eARTh for a field day trip to learn about organic gardening and composting.
  • Downingtown Area Recreation Consortium presents Let's Gets Dirty!
  • We've Got Some Nerve! music festival co-sponsored by C3A and Silver Music Studios featuring student and professional performances.
  • Let's Jam! outdoor demo and C3A exhibit booth at Energy Independence Day, co-sponsored by Waste Oil Recyclers and Organic Mechanics in Modena.
  • The We're Not Dead Yet Art Collective is born to promote artists' mutual promotion, collaboration, and support, and to encourage sustainable and re-purposed artwork.
  • Pennsylvania American Water Co. invites C3A to join the Source Water Protection Steering Committee, to identify and preserve water sources which feed into the Rock Run Reservoir.
  • Under The Big Tents, 2-day marketplace of ideas and summer celebration and camping. Said one guest: "I laughed and smiled for hours and I'm still smiling recalling the beautiful day 'Under The Big Tents.' I have not enjoyed a day so much in ages. I'm very grateful to you."
  • C3A at Art Partners Studio's Art in Heart of Coatesville show.
  • What Are You Waiting For - We're Not Dead Yet Art Sale and Occupy Amy's Mosaic Bench Hullabaloo, featuring fresh, local art and great creative connecting.
  • A Masquerade Party at a private residence to raise awareness of C3A - in collaboration with two longtime supporters.
  • And throughout the year, C3Alliance Forums for dialogue and exchange at eARTh and off-site to share ideas and strategies for the future.

Coatesville Area Arts Alliance, Inc. | 120 Reservoir Road, Coatesville, PA 19320 | debc3a@verzion.net