Originating from arc welding, ARC (Art Resource Community) supports a bridge of incoming and existing community as common ground for interaction.  ARC features the metal arts as it offers community facilities capable of large scale steel fabrications to smaller scale arts such as fine jewelry making.  

The site is at the intersection of W. Oxford and N. Howard Streets in Philadelphia, Pa, once a desperate vacant lot.  The project aimed to increase land use and serve as a community center, a public sculpture grounds, and picnic park area.