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April 12 – May 30, 2024 

“Expressions of Healing” features the inspiring works of Art Therapists, spotlighting the crucial role of art therapy in promoting mental, emotional, and physical well-being.

Visit:

  • Opening Night – Friday, April 12th (5:30-7pm)
  • 2nd Saturday Open House (10am-2pm) April 13th and May 11th – which is also Manchester’s Cultural District Celebration & Downtown’s Butterfly Stroll. We’ll have a photo booth, mother’s day card making station, and much more.
  • Weekdays 10am-4pm (and by appointment) – closed on Federal Holidays
  • Thurs. May 23rd – 6:30-8pm. Roundtable Conversation on Creativity and Healing
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May 23, 2024 (6:30-8PM | FREE )

Join us at WORK_SPACE for “Beyond the Canvas: A Roundtable on Creativity and Healing,” an engaging evening where Art Therapists will delve into their experiences, methodologies, and the impact of their work. This event will offer insights into the challenges and triumphs of art therapy, highlighting its role in clinical settings for healing and self-expression, as well as the therapeutic power of art and creativity on a day-to-day basis.

Ideal for professionals, aspiring therapists, and anyone drawn to the intersection of art and healing, this roundtable promises enriching conversations and connections.

All our welcome (ages 16+) to participate and share their experiences with the healing power of creativity.

This Free event will be held in the Main Street Gallery @ WORK_SPACE (903 Main Street, Manchester, CT) which is currently exhibiting “Healing Expressions” an art exhibit featuring over 60 pieces of work from 25 art therapists.

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3rd Thursday Listening Room / Open Mic

MAY 16 (future dates: June 20, July 18, Aug. 15, Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 21, Dec. 19)

  • 6:30p – Doors open for sign-up (limited space, arrive early)
  • 7-9pm – Performances
  • 2 songs / 10-minutes

This Open Mic event is the perfect opportunity to showcase your talent or simply enjoy the performances of local artists. Our Main Street Gallery provides a welcoming atmosphere where you can connect with fellow artists and music enthusiasts. Whether you’re a musician, poet, or storyteller, this is your chance to take the stage and share your creativity with a supportive audience. Grab your instrument, bring your friends, and get ready to enjoy a night filled with incredible performances and good vibes.

Whether you’re performing or cheering from the audience, the Listening Room: Open Mic promises to be a memorable night of music, poetry, and community. See you there!

Event is free, however we recommend you reserve your seat so we can contact you if there are any changes. Sign up at: https://bit.ly/3RDthursOPENmic

Location: WORK_SPACE, 903 Main St., Manchester, CT (plenty of free parking on Main St. and behind the building.)

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Tuesday, June 4th – 8AM-9A

 

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Friday, June 7th – 5:30-7PM & Saturday, June 8th – 10AM-4PM

Cogs & Canvas Opening Weekend

Art enthusiasts, history buffs, and those with a penchant for the extraordinary are invited to immerse themselves in the whimsical world of “Cogs & Canvas” at this unique exhibit which celebrates creativity, imagination, and the timeless allure of Steampunk.

 

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Thursday, June 13th – 6:15PM-7:45PM

Date Night Downtown – Intro to Silk Painting

Join us for a fun and creative evening at WORK_SPACE! Artist-in-Residence Kim Desrosiers will guide us through the process painting on silk. Everyone will get to make a beautiful tree to take home or give as a gift. Held in the Galleries @ WORK_SPACE, this event is perfect for couples and friends looking to spend quality time together while exploring their artistic side. 

$42 per couple, Save $10 when you register by June 1st

  • Led by Artist-In Residence, Kim Desrosiers
  • All supplies provided.
  • No prior experience needed!
  • Complimentary cocktail from The Main Course.
  • $2 off 1st drink at Urban Lodge.
  • Kids’ companion program offered at The Firestone Studio & Cafe for children age 6+ (6-8pm) – https://bit.ly/KidsPaintJune13
  • Future Dates: 2nd Thursdays in Aug, Oct, Dec

 

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3rd Thursday Listening Room / Open Mic

JUNE 20th (future dates: July 18, Aug. 15, Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 21, Dec. 19)

  • 6:30p – Doors open for sign-up (limited space, arrive early)
  • 7-9pm – Performances
  • 2 songs / 10-minutes

This Open Mic event is the perfect opportunity to showcase your talent or simply enjoy the performances of local artists. Our Main Street Gallery provides a welcoming atmosphere where you can connect with fellow artists and music enthusiasts. Whether you’re a musician, poet, or storyteller, this is your chance to take the stage and share your creativity with a supportive audience. Grab your instrument, bring your friends, and get ready to enjoy a night filled with incredible performances and good vibes.

Whether you’re performing or cheering from the audience, the Listening Room: Open Mic promises to be a memorable night of music, poetry, and community. See you there!

Event is free, however we recommend you reserve your seat so we can contact you if there are any changes. Sign up at: https://bit.ly/3RDthursOPENmic

Location: WORK_SPACE, 903 Main St., Manchester, CT (plenty of free parking on Main St. and behind the building.)

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