From 4/20–4/23, COCA's entrance off Washington Avenue will be temporarily closed. Please enter COCA through the Trinity Avenue entrance.

Meet Olaniyi R. Akindiya (AKIRASH): The Artist behind Common Ground

From the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic, COCA has looked to our artists to foster connection in a time of distance and uncertainty; their work essential—now more than ever—for creating community and envisioning our future. So when it came time to mark the completion of our brand new Ferring East Wing, along with the… Read More

A Message from Executive Director Kelly Pollock: With the prolonged stay-at-home order in both St. Louis City and County, COCA has extended the closure of our building until at least mid-May, at which time we will re-evaluate in accordance with the latest information from public health officials. We will communicate additional changes as we continue… Read More

There is nothing more important than the health and safety of our students, patrons, staff and faculty. COCA’s leadership team is communicating constantly with one another, as well as outside partners and community leaders, to make sure we’re adapting to the latest information and every single decision is viewed through a lens of science-based best… Read More