903 Main Street | Manchester, CT | 860.647.6029 | WORKSPACEmanchester.com
Thank you to our Veterans' Art Exhibit Curator Christiane O'Brien, the 20+ artists, and the many gallery elves for helping to get this show ready for our 5pm opening tonight!
Greetings!
Downtown Manchester is a Destination Location with:
  • places to see, buy, frame and make artwork,
  • great restaurants to enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner,
  • welcoming establishments to enjoy coffee, ice cream and beer, and
  • businesses to help with your banking, home buying, insurance, hardware and hair styling needs.

We hope to see you soon, especially since tonight we open our VETERANS ART OF ALL KINDS exhibit. Please come by from 5-8p tonight or tomorrow from 9a-2p before or after enjoying a great meal, drink and/or ice cream. Click here to review and download downtown's brand new restaurant guide.

When you do visit, please look for a paper copy of the restaurant guide as well as downtown's new Discovery Maps and WORK_SPACE's Destination Downtown Bookmarks with special promotions at some of our neighboring businesses. And....if you aren't ready to join us in person, join us tonight on Instagram Live for a tour of the Gallery and take one of our online art workshops (free to Veterans). More details below....including opportunities to experience coworking for free!

8/21-8/22 - Gallery Open House for Veterans Art of All Kind exhibit (free)
8/25 - Power of Words Art Workshop ($5, free for Veterans)
9/10 - Mandala Making Workshop (for Veterans only)
9/15 - TEDtalk Tuesday - an Entrerenurial Masterclass with Sara Blakely of Spanx

Today's CREATIVE SPARK video at noon, is being replaced with Instagram Live posts during the art opening from 5-8p tonight! @WORKSPACEmanch

Wishing you good humor and great health,
Stacey
Stacey Zackin, MSW, PhD
WORK_SPACE Manager
Flexible memberships to meet your needs. Call us!
ART & CULTURE
EXHIBIT DATES:
Fri. Aug. 21 - Sat. Sept. 26

GALLERY HOURS:
Monday - Friday, 10am-4pm

OPEN HOUSES:
Friday, Aug. 21 - 5pm-8pm
Saturday, Aug. 22nd - 9am-2pm
Thursday, Sept. 3rd - 5pm-8pm
Saturday, Sept. 26th - 9am-1pm

Please stop by or call to arrange a private tour of the gallery.
860-647-3168 | Galleries@WORKSPACEmanchester.com
Do you know a Veteran that might want to create some art on their own? Contact us to reserve an Art Tote filled with a variety of art supplies. We've created 100 kits generously sponsored by the Manchester Elks Lodge 1893 and the Martens Family in Memory of Navy Veteran Ray Martens.
ART WORKSHOPS
Multi-Media Artist, Educator and Veteran, Michelle Thomas leads a virtual 90-min interactive art workshop on the power of words and images. Participants will be guided through a simple process to paint an abstract background on an 8x10 canvas and then paint an empowering word or words on top. Program is $5 and FREE for Veterans with discount code Veterans. Register Here!
Kimberly Heil, Artist, Author, Illustrator, and Board Certified Art Therapist will lead a free 60-minute mandala workshop for Veterans focused on the theme of integration. For those who RSVP at least a week in advance, supplies will be provided and available for pick-up at WORK_SPACE. This program is supported by the Town of Manchester’s Downtown Arts & Culture Program. Space is limited, no experience required.
Today's CREATIVE SPARK will be on Instagram Live from tonight's VETERANS ART OF ALL KINDS exhibit from 5-8p.
Wearable Art Exhibit
Sept. 29-Nov. 19, submission due Sept. 11
Perspectives of a Pandemic
Nov. 27, 2020 - Jan. 23, 2021, submission due Nov. 13
TED TALK TUESDAY
Tuesday, Sept. 15th - 12:15p-1p. A Masterclass on Entrepreneurship with the founder of Spanx.
RECORDING STUDIO COMING SOON
SEEKING part-time video producers/editors for our soon to be built DIGITAL STORY STUDIO for business promos, non-profit PSAs, podcasts, etc.
COMMUNITY PROGRAMS
LITTLE THEATER OF MANCHESTER
OUTDOOR CABARET- AUGUST 27th @ 6pm
LEARN MORE ABOUT BEING A FOSTER PARENT
Curious about how to begin the foster care process? Call Michelle Martins at: 860.707.5068. 

New virtual foster care trainings begin mid-September.
WANTED: Kind hearts, a few free hours
UR COMMUNITY CARES (UCC)
URCC provides an innovative, intergenerational roadmap to connect local Volunteers with age-qualified adults in need of at-home assistance. Our services fill in the gaps of traditional home care by mobilizing residents to connect with each other.

Join us as an intern, volunteer or board member. Contributing to our social media, event management, fundraising and leadership teams.
EQUITY RESOURCES
COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS - FRIDAY NIGHTS @ 7PM
Join community members at Equity CT and from across CT as we listen, learn, laugh, and love. Click for ZOOM Link
Check out this great list of books, movies, podcasts and community conversations compiled by EquityCT. Click here.
BUSINESS RESOURCES
Governor Lamont releases rules for reopening businesses.


FREE COWORKING
Come visit M-F from 10a-4p to visit our Galleries and explore our co-working space. Spend the day with us and experience socially distant collaborative coworking for free! Call us when you arrive 860-647-6029.
For the 2nd year in a row WORK_SPACE and the Town of Manchester have been recognized by the CT Entrepreneur Awards. We made the list for top 3:
  • CO-WORKING SPACES
  • EVENTS - Perspectives: We are all different, We are all one" Art Exhibit
  • ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM - Downtown 2020
WORK_SPACE
903 Main Street
Manchester, CT 06040
860.647.6029
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