Cogswell Street Studio
BAC’s Adult Day Training (ADT) participants get to explore their creative sides at Cogswell Street Studio, the art program of BAC.Handcrafted clay and fused glass creations are made by our artists with disabilities in-studio to foster self-esteem and independence. When these items are sold to the public, a sense of pride also is instilled.

Those interested in purchasing Studio creations can do so weekdays directly from the Studio, as well as throughout the year at local art fairs. In addition, art patrons can also buy Cogswell creations at Holmes Regional Gift Shop in Melbourne and Cocoa Beach Surf Company in Cocoa Beach. Proceeds from art sales go directly back to the Studio.

Studio hours are Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Studio is closed on the following holidays:

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Memorial Day
  • July 4th
  • Labor Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving Day and the day after
  • Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • New Year’s Day

Contact the Studio Director, Heidi Popp via email or phone at (321) 632-8610, ext. 273 for more information.

VSA Florida-Brevard County
In 1974, Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith founded Very Special Arts to provide arts and education opportunities to people with differing abilities and increase access to the arts for all. Since 2003, BAC has sponsored the VSA Florida-Brevard County (VSAFL-BC) program through its affiliation with VSA Florida.

Today, VSAFL-BC proudly offers art experiences to students of all ages, as well as adults participating in BAC’s Adult Day Training (ADT) program.

Dance, music, painting, sculpting and acting are a few of the mediums taught by visiting artists provided by VSAFL-BC within Brevard Public Schools. In addition, VSAFL-BC sponsors annual events such as the Performing Arts Showcase, Interactive Arts Festival and Holiday Card Contest thanks to grants and individual donations given to the program.

To learn more about the program and how you can get involved, contact VSAFL-BC Director, Lee Sorensen.

To speak to her directly call (321) 537-4243.

To donate, visit Ways to Give.