Poets Laureate: Poetry Reading, Storytelling & Open Mic

July 25th 2021 – 6:30-8pm

3 of Connecticut’s Poets Laureate bring us together to celebrate the resilience of our communities through spoken word. For those who wish to to read one poem or up to a one page narrative that reflects on the year of COVID, email Charles Margolis, 

Ribbon Cuttting: Celebrating the Galleries &  Digital Story Studio

July 30th 2021 – 12-1pm

The Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a ribbon cutting to help WORK_SPACE celebrate the expansion of their Galleries (The Main Street Gallery, The Loop Gallery, The Creative Commons & The Gallery Shop) as well as the launch of their Digital Story Studio. Treats will be offered from the Manchester Cheesecake Company.

JUNETEENTH: The Art of Independence

June 7th – August 1st 2021

In recognition of Juneteenth, the Galleries at WORK_SPACE will present, Juneteenth: The Art of Independence, June 7 – July 30, 2021.

Juneteenth has long been observed in the African American community, however the story of our nation’s second Independence Day has been marginalized, with many still unaware of its historic significance. The Galleries @ WORK_SPACE has collaborated with artists, poets, advocates and educators from CT and throughout New England to produce an art show and companion programs to bring people together to celebrate, commemorate, learn about and appreciate the meaning and significance of Juneteenth.

First Thursdays

July 1st – Dec 2nd – 12pm

No RSVP required

We’ll bring dessert, some tips, and tools for success & sustainability. You bring lunch & your business questions! 

2nd Saturday Aug. & Sept.

August 14th, 2021 – 10am-2pm

September 11th, 2021 – 10am-2pm

The Galleries @ WORK_SPACE are now open every 2nd Saturday, often with live art demonstrations and craft projects for aspiring artists of all ages. And, while you are Downtown, we encourage you to visit the many other creative businesses on and near Main Street including the Firestone Art Studio and Café who host dozens of vendors for their Small Business and Craft Market. More vendors, musicians and a farmers’ market can be found in and near the Forest Street parking lot. Join us in making Downtown a 2nd Saturday Destination. (And don’t forget to grab breakfast, lunch or a beverage at one of the dozens of restaurants, coffee shops or breweries nearby.)

OCTOBER SYNCHRONICITY: The Art of Being in Tune with Nature

October 1 – October 29, 2021

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.

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.