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What Is C3A?

The C3A logo, the "C3Egg"
The C3A official logo, the "C3Egg"

C3A (Coatesville Area Arts Alliance) is a non profit 501(c)(3) corporation founded in 2002 in Chester County, Pennsylvania. C3A stages unique public arts events that reinforce our Mission: Art Means Business because Art Works! Our vision is for Art to be recognized as the foundation for "Creative Capitalism." *

* Bill Gates, at the 2009 Davos World Economic Conference, confirms that "creative capitalism" is part of the new answer to solve world economic problems.

Throughout their 37-year creative partnership, C3A co-founders Greg Layton and Deborah Kates have been art entrepreneurs in the 5-county Philadelphia region. The goods and services they and (since 2002) C3A have provided for the benefit of the community and for the economy include:

  • Music festivals
  • Film festivals
  • Organic gardening workshops
  • Food preservation workshops
  • Spoken word performances
  • Art parades
  • School and church presentations
  • Public mural art
  • Open space preservation
  • Art galleries
  • Music and art promotion
  • Media blogs, articles, and editorials
  • Radio and TV interviews
  • Band gigs
  • TV script writing

These achievements wouldn't have been possible without the support and love of family, friends, and many other individuals, businesses, institutions and government entities that have provided support and funding. Here are some of them:

  • Charles L. Huston, III
  • Ted and Martha Layton
  • LeRoy and Marion Layton
  • The Huston Foundation
  • The Stewart Huston Charitable Trust
  • The Chester County Conference and Visitors Bureau
  • The City of Coatesville
  • Robert D. and Jennifer C. McNeil and The Springbank Foundation
  • The Chester County Community Foundation
  • Coatesville Area School District
  • Chester County Parks and Recreations Department
  • Citadel Federal Credit Union
  • Andrew Ruslander
  • Jennifer Riseon, Lee Ruslander and Anita Ruslander
  • Al and Clara Bien, and Springfield Music and Recording Studio
  • Iris Freeman
  • Ione A. Strauss
  • The Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce
  • Dallas Krapf
  • Martha and Ted Skiadas
  • Past and present commissioners of Chester County including Andrew Dinniman, Carol Aichele, Kathi Cozzone and Terence Farrell
  • The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance
  • DNB Bank
  • Pennsylvania Water
  • Catherine Quillman
  • The Daily Local News
  • The Philadelphia Inquirer
  • Rose Boettinger
  • Steve Keck
  • Ron McNiel and WCHE-AM
  • Victory Brewing Company
  • Twin Brook Winery
  • Robert Brown, Jr., Esquire
  • Mary Alice Malone
  • Milt and Ginny Allen
  • Airport Village Mail 'n' More and Dave Kelly
  • The Nerve
  • Kiwi Band
  • Fontaine Cooley
  • Fiorenza/Dowlin
  • Giant Food Stores
  • WalMart
  • Wegman's Food Stores
and...
  • Lorraine Anderson and the Chester County Family Academy
  • Ethel Backenstore
  • Irma Bailey
  • Kathy Beacher
  • Vahan Berberian
  • Chip and Maureen Breuninger
  • St. Senator Mike Brubaker
  • Anita Cavuto
  • Bill and Joanne Chertok
  • Miguel Cintron
  • Mrs. Natalie Cohen
  • Barb and Jim Conway
  • Tracy Behringer and Deepok Pradhan
  • Matt DiFillippo
  • Dave Eastburn
  • Marty Eggleston
  • Mrs. William Elkins
  • Ben Gall and The Arts Scene
  • Chris Gately
  • Kristen Gilkeson
  • Dan and Laurie Givler
  • First Priority Bank and Elaine Gulezian
  • Jean Hall
  • Cissie Halpern
  • Respresentative Tim and Mrs. Carol Hennessey
  • Bill Hicks
  • Cindy Hinkle
  • Jody Hockberg
  • Allen M. Horwitz & Family
  • Charles Hossack
  • Lisa Van Houton
  • Caitlyn Cliggett and Kelly Caterers
  • Ross and Sally Kershey
  • Roy and Marilyn Layton
  • Matt Lapp
  • John Lymberis
  • Pamela Main
  • Paula, Chris and Andrew McDevitt
  • Stephanie McLimans
  • Elizabeth Moran
  • Cheryl DeLisle and Leo Morrissey
  • Brainstorm Multimedia
  • Jim Norton
  • Patrick C. O'Donnell, Esq.
  • Ron and Shirley Osborne
  • Torrie Osterholm
  • Lenny Patton
  • Dick and Nancy Saha
  • Blanche K. Sharp
  • Donna Siter
  • Shirley K. Smith
  • Terri Snow
  • Chris Snyer
  • Diane Szalay
  • Louise Ternay
  • Pat and Patricia Valentine
  • Mr. and Mrs. Edward E. Wilkenson
  • William Wright
  • Victoria Wyeth
  • Gunnar Zorn
  • Barbara Zucker
  • Russell's Twirling and Dance Studio
  • Survival Essentials
  • ETC. Training Camps
  • PRG Rock Climbing
  • Sadsbury UPS Store

And tremendous thanks to all the fabulous visual artists, musicians, poets, dancers, twirlers, and photographers too numerous to mention who have made C3A look great over the years.

C3A always welcomes your generosity to help support planning and staging our one-of-a-kind public arts events. Please make your tax-deductible contributions payable to "Coatesville Area Arts Alliance" and send c/o 120 Reservoir Road, Coatesville, PA 19320. Thank you!

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