We believe strongly in making the arts accessible to everyone, which is why community engagement and outreach is one of our main goals. In each of our locations, we strive to strengthen our community through the arts and give people the opportunity to experience it in different ways.
Closings & Holidays We are closed on all major holidays. We follow the West Chester School District in the winter for delays and closings in the Exton and West Chester locations. For additional updates on closings, please follow our Facebook & Instagram accounts.
▪ West Chester - Main Facility - Currently closed due to COVID-19
The hub for the majority of our classes, workshops, gallery shows, events, and summer camps is our West Chester building, located at 100 North Bradford Avenue, West Chester, PA 19382.
On the main level, we have two formal galleries, Allinson Gallery and Huston Gallery. We exhibit artwork by local and regional artists in these spaces from September through May. The galleries are closed in the summer to host our summer art camps. In the larger Allinson Gallery, we typically showcase group exhibits, juried and non-juried, comprised of artists of all levels. In our smaller Huston Gallery, we typically showcase solo and other curated exhibitions. On the lower level, we have 6 studio spaces where we hold art classes and open studios throughout the week. Additionally, there is a large outdoor patio, an art library and offices. We also open up our spaces to renters, who use the studios and galleries for various activities including private events and customized programming. Visit our Rentals section for more information about renting our spaces and designing your own custom art programs. For more information about participating in group art exhibits, visit our Exhibits section, Submit Artwork page.
Gallery & Administration Hours: Monday - Saturday: 9am - 5pm (Closed on Saturdays during the summer) Opening receptions for art exhibitions are typically held on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 5pm to 7pm. These are free and open to the public.
▪ Exton Square Studio Gallery - Currently closed due to COVID-19
We hold many classes, workshops and member exhibitions at our Exton Square Studio Gallery, located at 260 Exton Square Parkway, Exton, PA 19341 (first floor of the Exton Square Mall, near Boscov’s). The gallery is open all year with extended hours during the holiday season. At this location, we offer $5 1-hour and $10 2-hour drop-in classes/workshops for children and adults.
Exton Square Studio Gallery Hours:
Thursday: 11am - 3pm
Friday: 11am - 3pm
Saturday: 11am - 3pm
Extended hours and Sundays during the year-end holiday season. Please call for details.
Thank you to our EITC donors and PREIT for making our drop-in classes possible.
ShopArt West Chester & ShopArt Exton: We are happy to showcase local artisanal pieces and the works of our CCAA Artist Members in our ShopArt West Chester and ShopArt Exton locations.
ShopArt West Chester Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm
ShopArt Exton Hours: Thursday, Friday and Saturday 11am-3pm (extended during the year-end holiday season.)
Art sales and gift store purchases are non-refundable. Store credit is offered if returned within 14 days of purchase.
▪ The Garage in Kennett Square - Classes currently suspended due to COVID-19 We proudly partner with The Garage Youth Center in Kennett Square to provide free and low-cost art programs for the greater Kennett community. Located at 115 S Union St, Kennett Square, PA 19348, The Garage provides after-school activities and college/career prep programs for middle and high school students.
School-Year We offer a FREE drop-in art class on the 1st Saturday of the month, 9am to 12noon. 2020 School Year 1st Saturday ScheduleDates may shift for holidays.
No classes in January, February or March
New in 2020, CCAA is partnering with The Garage to offer a series of monthly Friday afternoon art programs for Garage teens.
Summer In addition to the free 1st Saturday art class, CCAA also holds 3 weeks of FREE drop-in summer art camp sessions: Mondays through Fridays, from 9am to 12noon. Summer camps are for children ages 4 to 15 with sessions in drawing, painting, sculpture, fiber arts and creative collaborating.
2020 Summer Camp Schedule
June 22 - 26
June 29 –July 3
July 6 - 10
We also coordinate many community projects! These have included creating a mural with the residents of Friends Home Kennett with funding from the Kennett Run, and taking part in the Kennett Farmer’s Market, Clover Market and Kennett Square Art Strolls that are held throughout the year.