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Friday, June 7th – Thursday, July 25th

Cogs & Canvas: A Steampunk Art Extravaganza

“Cogs & Canvas” invites art enthusiasts to immerse themselves in the fantastical realm of Steampunk. A literary and artistic movement, Steampunk melds elements of Victorian-era history and fashion with modern technology and fantastical fiction. What if the seminal science fiction adventures of authors Jules Verne and H.G. Wells described our world today? What if we could fly in airships, sail in submarines like the Nautilus, and enjoy a good cup of tea while we’re at it? 

This exhibit showcases the work of artists previously immersed in the fantastical and whimsical world of Steampunk, as well as those artists inspired to venture into uncharted territories and explore alternative genres and subjects.

This collection of paintings, sculptures, photography, wearable art, and other creations—from intricate clockwork contraptions to whimsical airships sailing through the clouds—offers a glimpse into a world where steam-powered dreams come to life.


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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:

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

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COLORS OF COURAGE – A FREE art exhibit showcasing the talents of people currently serving in the military, veterans, and their immediate family members.

Opening Night – Thursday, Aug. 1 (5:30-7p, Artist Introductions at 6p)

Cruisin’ on Main Car Show – Sunday, Aug. 4 (10a-2p)

2nd Saturday Open Houses – Aug. 10 & Sept. 14 (10a-2p)

Special hours Sept. 19-Sept. 22 to correspond with THE WALL THAT HEALS which will be in Charter Oak Park for public viewing.

Regular Weekday Hours – M-F (10a-4p)

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