Galleries at WORK_SPACE

Supporting and Showcasing Local Artists

About the Galleries

Monday through Friday, 10 AM – 4 PM
2nd Saturday of the Month, 10 AM – 2 PM

The Galleries at WORK_SPACE are free and open to the public. Please call 860.647.3168 or email us galleries@WORKSPACEmanchester.com to set up appointments for parties larger than 5 people.

Masks are required before entry.

Group viewings are max 10 people. Please call ahead for private viewings of shows.

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 shops, and creativity workshops.

Gallery Shop

Open Mon-Fri 10am-4pm
2nd Saturdays 10am-2pm

An opportunity to buy unique gifts and art from local artisans. Featuring jewelry, prints, cards, magnets, mugs and more!

CURRENT and FUTURE EXHIBITS

Staycation

EXHIBIT DATES: Aug 1 – Sept 24 in the Loop Gallery
OPEN HOUSES: Sunday, August 1 ; Saturday, August 14 ; Saturday, September 11 (10a-2p)

We often neglect to be tourists in our own backyard, missing experiences that others seek out. There aren’t many silver-linings to quarantine, but one could be our enhanced appreciation of all things local. Local businesses, local parks, local walking trails, local Instagram-worthy sights. This exhibit will feature all types of art that features the activities, landscapes and moods of our recent staycations when we entertained ourselves within and close to our homes.

ART IN ACTION

August 13, – Sept. 24, 2021

WEEKDAY HOURS: Monday – Friday (10a-4pm and by appointment)
2nd SATURDAY OPEN HOUSES: August 14 and September 11 (10a-2p)

A diverse array of images created by young CT artists ages 13-19 about their experiences and emotions in 2020. This exhibit was produced by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. To see the virtual exhibit on their website, click here.

 

OCTOBER SYNCHRONICITY

October 1 – 22, 2021

WEEKDAY HOURS: Monday – Friday (10a-4pm and by appointment)
2nd SATURDAY OPEN HOUSES: October 9 (10a-2p)

Artists Hunter Pedane, Isha Nelson and Phillip LeBlanc combine their talent and blend their different mediums to harness the earth’s natural beauty, texture, movement and energy to bring us this unique exhibit.

 

PAST EXHIBITS & VIRTUAL GALLERIES

JUNETEENTH

EXHIBIT DATES: Monday, June 7 – Sunday, August 1, 2021
Featuring art that honors independence, resiliency and Black lives and celebrates our nation’s second Independence Day, we invite artists to contribute to a dynamic exhibit and to join us and our cultural partners across CT for an array of programs and events.
 
 
 

fresh stART

EXHIBIT DATES: Friday, April 9 – Friday, May 28, 2021
Celebrating new beginnings, positive change and the possibilities of a blank canvas, the Galleries @ WORK_SPACE provide an 18” x 24” canvas and artists of all levels of experience and forms of expression fill it with their imagination and the medium of their choice

Perspectives of a Pandemic

EXHIBIT DATES: November 2020 – March 2021
Showcasing 150 pieces of art created between March – November 2020 by 45 ‘local’ artists between Brooklyn and Boston utilized photography, fiber art, painting, poetry, and other mediums to comment on Covid-19, respond to the injustice of structural racism, react to the contentiousness of politics, and to fill time in quarantine.

CREATIVE COMMONS

We enjoy building relationships with local artists and displaying their work on a rotating basis in the meeting spaces on the 1st & 2nd floors and throughout The CREATIVE COMMONS that hosts our collaborative coworking spaces. When not being used for a themed show, this space is reserved to display the work of our Creative Community Members. If you are interested in learning more about our Galleries and membership, please call: 860.647.3168, email: info@workspacemanchester.com and/or scroll down.

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The Loop Gallery

EXHIBIT DATES: Aug 1 – Sept 24 in the Loop Gallery
OPEN HOUSES: Sunday, August 1; Saturday, August 14; Saturday, September 11 (10a-2p)

We often neglect to be tourists in our own backyard, missing out on experiences out-of-towners seek out. There aren’t many silver-linings to quarantine, but one could be our enhanced appreciation of all things local. Local businesses, local parks, local walking trails, local Instagram-worthy sights. This exhibit will feature all types of art that features the activities, landscapes and moods of our recent staycations when we entertained ourselves within and close to our homes.

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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