5280 Artist CoOp is a company formed for the purpose of bringing artists together from all disciplines to produce great art that touches the heart of our community. Through poetry, theatre, music, and fine art we strive to deliver experiences that capture the imagination, warm the heart, and uplift the spirit.
- Nov 17th | HOUSE OF POETRY- click here for tickets
- Nov 18th | Cocoa and Canvas - click here for tickets
- Dec 8th - 31st | Church Ladies (the play) - click here for tickets
Cocoa and Canvas
5280 Artist CoOp presents Cocoa and Canvas with fine artist Christine Fontenot. This program is designed to bring out the "Picasso" in you. Christine uses inspiration from artists like Alma Woodsey Thomas and others, to help you create your visual masterpiece. We provide recorded music and Cocoa. We bring in all the supplies (easels, paint, aprons, canvases, brushes) Christine walks you through the process step by step as you complete your painting. Everyone has a blast! This program requires a minimum of 20 people at $25 per person.
House of Poetry
House of Poetry, with your host "Mahogany," is a monthly showcase of local poets. Each event includes a feature poet and a open mic segment where poets of all skill levels can share their gifts with a live audience. The evening is often augmented with live music, dance and drama. DJ Sun Ra provides music that compliments the flow of the evening. The House is On Fiyah! Don't miss the great event every 3rd Friday of the month. The cost of entry is $10, $5 if you'll be participating in the open mic segment.
5280 Artist Coop strives to present thought provoking original works that entertain and challenge the audience engage in the experience of theatre. Our first production, Colorism, written by Kenya Fashaw, challenges the notion of intra-racial discrimination based on skin tone.
Our next theatrical production called "Church Ladies" is scheduled for Regional Premiere on December 8, 2017. The story of three elderly church mothers, Essie, Dora, and Mildred happily volunteer to clean their church, only to discover how filthy really are.