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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.


2nd Saturday Promo

Every month WORK_SPACE and our neighbors have special offerings for visitors to come enjoy Downtown and the Cultural District.

On July 13th from 10a-2p we invite you to view our multiple art exhibits, shop in our Gallery shop, hear live music and participate in a family-friendly craft project.

This event is FREE, no RSVP required.

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3rd Thursday Listening Room / Open Mic

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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We are excited to invite you to our upcoming Date Night Downtown event on August 8th from 6:15-7:45 PM at WORK_SPACE! Join us for an enchanting evening of creativity with an Intro to Alcohol Ink Class led by the talented Charlene Misuraca.

  • Instructor: Charlene Misuraca
  • Cost: $50 per couple (Early bird sign-ups by 8/1 receive $10 off)
  • RSVP Link:

All supplies are provided, and your evening includes a complimentary cocktail from The Main Course and a coupon for $2 off your first drink at Urban Lodge. It’s the perfect opportunity to explore a new art form, enjoy a delightful drink, and create cherished memories with your partner, friend, or family member.

And don’t forget, while you’re immersed in your artistic adventure, kids aged 6+ can join the youth event at Firestone Art Studio & Café from 6:00-8:00 PM.

Spaces are limited, so be sure to reserve your spot soon and take advantage of the early bird discount!

We look forward to seeing you at WORK_SPACE for a night of fun, creativity, and community.

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