COCA - Center of Creative Arts
The Millstone Gallery at COCA presents timely, relevant exhibitions from emerging and established St. Louis artists. The Gallery is free and open to the public by design and brings the community together to share and experience contemporary art, make personal connections to the work, and gain a greater understanding of the artistic process. The Gallery frequently offers additional programming related to the work on display, such as gallery talks, hands-on workshops and classes, lectures and demonstrations. Founded in 1986, COCA is the fourth largest multidisciplinary community arts center in the country, one of only 16 schools in the nation accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Precollegiate Arts Schools (ACCPAS), and a national leader in innovative arts education. With a mission to enrich lives and build community through the arts, COCA serves 50,000 people of all ages and skill levels, from enthusiastic amateurs to emerging professionals—all taught by a faculty of distinguished arts educators. We provide meaningful arts experiences in our own studios, gallery and theatres as well as in schools, community centers and corporate settings in order to build a vibrant St. Louis that is creative, connected and inclusive.