Art & CultureSupporting 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:
- November 1 – December 26, 2019: PERSPECTIVES: WE ARE ALL DIFFERENT, WE ARE ALL ONE—Creating Social Change in and through the Arts. .
- December 5 – 7, 2019: 2nd Annual Artisan Holiday Shoppe. To apply online, click here. To print an application, click here.
- February 3 – April 10, 2020: High School Exhibit
- July 1, 2020-Sept. 10, 2020: Veterans’ Art Exhibit
WORK_SPACE has assembled a collection of artworks that display, pay homage to, or are made out of automobile materials in a celebration of all things auto. This exhibit will run from July 19th – August 28th. An opening reception will be held on the Thursday prior to Cruisin’ on Main – the largest downtown cruise and classic car show of its kind in the Northeast.
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
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.
Contact WORK_SPACE to get started with a free day pass and tour, coworking, hosting a meeting, hosting an event, and much more.