Art & Culture

Supporting and Showcasing Local Artists

WORK_SPACE has three separate and yet complimentary Art Galleries, as well as multiple venues, that can be utilized for performance space, artisan pop-up shoppes, and creativity workshops. Please contact a member of the WORK_SPACE staff if you are an artist wanting to share your talents with our community.

All of the WORK_SPACE galleries are free and open to the public Monday through Friday between the hours of 10a-4p unless the space is being occupied for a meeting or special event. Please feel free to stop by and see the ever-changing exhibits or call us at 860.647.6029 for information. We also suggest you follow us on Facebook where you will see announcements for art openings and other cultural programs.

To learn about our upcoming Gallery Openings and Art Events, please go to our EVENT PAGE.

CALL FOR ARTISTS!

WORK_SPACE is committed to showcasing and supporting artists. We accept art submissions of various mediums and subjects on a rolling basis. Call 860.647.6029 or email info@WORKSPACEmanchester.com for more information. We are currently seeking submissions for our upcoming themed shows including:

  • July 19 – Aug. 28, 2019: Auto-Fueled Art Exhibit
  • December 5, 2019 – Jan. 31, 2020: Equity & Inclusion: A Multi-Media Juried Exhibit
  • February 3 – April 10, 2020: High School Exhibit
  • July 1, 2020-Sept. 10, 2020: Veterans’ Art Exhibit

Auto-Fueled :

  • This exhibit will coincide with Cruisin’ on Main on August 4th,  the largest downtown cruise and classic car show of its kind in the Northeast. 
  • Exhibit Dates: Friday, July 19 – Wednesday, August 28, 2019
  • Opening Reception: Thursday, August 1st (6 – 8 PM)
  • Submissions applications can be found here.

Vendor Pop-Up Shoppe:

  • 5-Dec. 7, 2019: 2nd Annual Artisan Holiday Pop-Up Shoppe
  • Applications can be found here.

Main Gallery

Artfully Yours, Manchester Art Association (June 10 – July 12, 2019) Opening Reception – June 14th from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

The Manchester Art Association is curating this show exhibiting the diverse and dynamic work of its members. Images displayed are made with oil and acrylics, pastels and watercolors, photography and fiber, metal and glass, mixed-media and this wooden replica of a vintage “Corner Store” by Jan McCollum.

 

Gallery 901

Curated by WORK_SPACE member Christiane O’Brien, Gallery 901 displays a variety of local art on and around our Collaborative Coworking Space on the 2nd floor, as well as in our various meeting spaces.

Current Artists on Display

Caleb Brackett
Kimberly Caruso-Poley
Jill Disque
Norman Greenstein
Kimberly Heil
Katina Roman
Michelle Thomas
Chris Todd

 

 

The Loop Gallery

The Loop Gallery is within the hallway that connects the four unique meeting venues on the first floor. We like to feature the work of local artists and students. Currently, we are showcasing a portion of the exhibit SANKOFA by Michelle Thomas.

This exhibit is Michelle’s Masters Thesis for her degree in Art Education from Central CT State University. It represents her personal journey of looking back upon life, retracing historical events and individual experiences to glean knowledge of self.  During her research, she discovered the necessity of infusing the African descent community with images and stories of empowerment to create a climate of unity and love to become the standard for a lasting legacy.

Get Started

Contact WORK_SPACE to get started with a free day pass and tour, coworking, hosting a meeting, hosting an event, and much more.

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