Art & Culture

Supporting and Showcasing Local Artists

Main Gallery

The 4 High Schools in Manchester (Cheney Tech, East Catholic, Great Path Academy and Manchester High) have collaborated to showcase the work of their talented students in an exhibit curated by The Manchester Art Association.

Come visit the exhibit M-F, 10a-4p or call Carolyn Emerson at 860.432.3561 for a Saturday appointment.

Gallery 901

Our in-house curator Christiane O’Brien builds relationships with local artists and displays their work on a rotating basis throughout WORK_SPACE including Gallery 901 which consists of the main staircase and our Collaborative Coworking and Meeting Spaces on the 2nd floor.


Featured Artist: ED HICKS


Additional Artists on Display





The Loop Gallery

The Loop Gallery lies within the hallway that connects four unique meeting venues on the first floor of WORK_SPACE. 


Featured Artist: Jill Friedman 

My work takes a view of social and cultural artistry, and brings it to a primitive peek at life. Its complexity is within its simplicity, and it is brought to an honest level. I don’t define myself for several reasons since I was not ‘schooled’ in art, nor was I in the mainstream. My art is gut-real. My thoughts are hopeful and joyful, reflective of depression and hardship; raw, deep-down and organic. This is reflective in the bright colors in work such as ‘Wrap Your Arms Around Me’ and ‘All of Me’ or in the basic black and white series in work such as ‘Havin’ Babies’ and ‘Boundless’.

When I see myself as marginalized and unrestrained, I can be truthful and feel the innate subtleties in my work. The results are auto-biographical reflections of my own venture, taking risks and gambling with life. It is my interpretation of a life fully lived!

Breaking the mold, my life experience takes me through the heavy craziness of the early 70’s, a singer for social change, an anti-war activist, a painter, a photographer, a teacher, a doula and a mother. I have integrated the ‘arts’ in my classrooms for over 30 years.


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.




Monday through Friday, 10 AM – 4 PM


*The Galleries at WORK_SPACE are free and open to the public 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.


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WORK_SPACE is committed to showcasing and supporting artists. We accept art submissions of various mediums and subjects on a rolling basis. Complete the following form and return to with the subject line: “Artist Inquiry”.


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.