From March 3–April 9, 2017, Jer Thorp, The Office for Creative Research and COCA took over the Stevens School gymnasium and transformed it into a community space for exploring and creating original, interpretive maps of the city. Community groups, schools, businesses and fellow non-profits sent teams of map-makers to fill the space with hanging history.… Read More

This, fall, COCA will celebrate it’s 30th anniversary. That’s 30 years of connecting St. Louisans to the arts – be it through a class in one of our state-of-the-art studios, a contemporary art exhibit in our Millstone Gallery, a workshop in a St. Louis elementary school classroom…or powerful live performances. There is something magical about that moment the lights go down… Read More