Founded in 1931, the Chester County Art Association (CCAA) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to educating, inspiring, and connecting the people of Chester County to and through the arts. As a small non-profit arts center, we believe that art positively impacts everyone; we help develop individual abilities, foster art appreciation, and create a sense of artistic community. Fine arts/fine crafts classes and workshops teach fundamental concepts as well as advanced techniques. Art exhibitions, events, lectures, and artist talks provide learning opportunities and creative dialogue in welcoming spaces. Our continually expanding art programs for all ages include oil painting, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, figure drawing, sculpture, ceramics photography, digital art, printmaking, mixed media, fiber arts, and jewelry.
With on-going cuts in funding for the arts, in not only public education but also cultural institutions and community and artist programs, access to art programming has become very limited. This is the community need that CCAA fills. Our year-round classes, exhibitions, and events provide art experiences that are no longer regularly offered in schools or in the community.
CCAA’s goals are to continually inspire creativity and creative thinking through quality art instruction, thought-provoking public art exhibits, and community outreach programs. We aspire to provide transformational art experiences and opportunities throughout all of Chester County, as well as lead ongoing collaboration and partnering with other non-profit organizations, local groups, and businesses to promote the arts for a vibrant and healthy community.