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Concord Arts Alive! Emerge - Art Show & Sale

Artist reception Sat, March 7, 2-5pm, exhibition March 3 - 27, 2015, Tue-Fri 11-5, Sat 1-5 Concord Community of Artists is a multi-discipline collective of artists, artisans, performers, writers and crafters who have come together to increase exposure for the arts in and around Concord. CCofA was started with a MeetUp group by Sylvia Nuzzo Philis in December 2013. Nuzzo Philis had lived in Concord for a few years and felt something was missing...a thriving local art scene! "I thought surely there were many artists living in Concord, so I set out to find them. I created the group as a way for visual artists, performing artists, creative writers and artisans, as well as supporters of the arts to come together to socialize, network and contribute to our local arts and cultural landscape." Filled with civic pride and creative spark, Nuzzo Philis also had a dream of supporting working artists and bringing them together to show city officials, local businesses and the community at large that the arts are indeed alive in Concord. CCofA is having it's first visual art show and sale in March - Concord Arts Alive! Emerge. 21 artists who all live in Concord, plus 16 art students from Clayton Valley Charter High School, will have their work on display at aRt Cottage from March 3rd through 27th. "A strong arts scene strengthens a community through education, economic development and civic pride - it enhances the overall vitality of the community," says Nuzzo Philis. "Including students in this show is an important part of the community-building aspect of our mission. We want to create a bridge between generations of artists and we want students to know that art opportunities do exist in Concord. CCofA is committed to building a thriving arts scene, and everyone can help by supporting our local artists. We're here to tell you...the arts are alive in Concord!" The aRt Cottage is located at 2238 Mt. Diablo Street in Concord. Free Presented by Concord Community of Artists.