Shared & Private Work Space @ WORK_SPACE
Private Offices, Dedicated Desks & Coworking Space
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June is actually jumping here at WORK_SPACE. Our membership has gone up over the past year, many of our past meeting space users are calling to book meetings and events, we are putting the final touches on our Digital Story Studio in time for the July 30th ribbon cutting with the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, and we even had a group in our Main Street Gallery who took the opportunity to celebrate the start of summer dancing under our disco ball!

We also have benefited from some great conversations about Juneteenth, learning that it is a day to be both celebrated and commemorated and is not just recognizing the end of slavery, but the continuation of much needed reforms. (Click here to listen to Dr. Dexter Gabriel of UConn discuss the meanings of Juneteenth.) We want to thank all of the more than 20 artists featured in our Juneteenth: The Art of Independence exhibit, which will be open through July 30th. Much of the work can be seen in our virtual gallery on Facebook. Special thanks to Jaii Marc Renee who spent a week in our gallery painting the amazing work in our front window. And future thanks to Joy Monroe and Shawnae Chavies who will be at our 2nd Saturday Open House on July 10th demonstrating the art of body painting.

Interested in learning more about opportunities to participate in and support the Galleries @ WORK_SPACE? Scroll down to see our new membership levels. And if you want to work at WORK_SPACE, not only do we have private offices and dedicated desks available, but we are hiring part-time associates to help us with everything from event planning and office management to exhibit curation and video producing. Click here to apply by June 29th (cover letters appreciated).
Positive word-of-mouth is the best promotion we can ask for so please let people know we are here to support their personal and professional growth...and if we aren't the right fit, we'll do our best to help them to connect with what is.
Please visit us this summer, weekdays from 10a-4p, 2nd Saturdays from 10a-2p and Thursday evenings in July until 8pm. 
Warm wishes,
Stacey, Shannon & Michelle
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The Galleries @ WORK_SPACE are currently offering evening hours in July (Thursday 7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/22) and weekend hours on the 2nd Saturday of every month (10am-2pm). Join us to celebrate local art and artists!
Showcasing art of all types that features the activities, landscapes and moods from our forced STAYCATIONS, when we entertained ourselves within our homes and became tourists in our home state.

Show runs Aug 1 - Sept. 24, 2021
throughout our Creative Commons & Loop Galleries.
Opens on Aug. 1 during Cruisin' On Main.

We invite artists of all mediums and experience to submit work that reflects their perspective of home and how where we live, our sense of place and our feelings of belonging impact who we are.

Submissions Due:
Monday, Nov. 15, 2021

Exhibit Dates:
Dec. 3, 2021 - Feb. 28, 2022

More Info:
The Galleries @ WORK_SPACE is thrilled to have been selected to curate the Hartford Public Foundation for Giving's exhibit: ART IN ACTION featuring work from 30 teen artists who contributed creative work that captured their thoughts and emotions in this time of pandemic and protest.
This free exhibit runs August 1 - September 24, 2021
In addition to consigning art and handcrafted gifts in our Gallery Shop that are created by members and exhibiting artists, WORK_SPACE sponsors vendor tables at the Downtown Outdoor Summer Market on Main Street during 2nd Saturdays. Contact us to participate.
WORK_SPACE is seeking one or two part-time associates to help us with a variety of duties from greeting guests, coordinating on-site events, providing administrative support, helping with marketing and promotions and supporting the management of the art exhibits. Special consideration for those with audio/video editing experience. Applications due to the HR Dept. by 4:30pm on June 29, 2021. Please include cover letter. Salary: $15 per hour (5-18 hrs per week).
Seeking Grants and Programs Assistant to serve as liaison between applicants, grantees, internal stakeholders and the public. Deadline: June 27, 2021, Salary: $50-$60K
SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, July 25th (6:30-8pm)
Can't wait until fall for poetry? You're invited to join Ryan Parker and other CT Poets Laureate at WORK_SPACE for a special evening of poets and poetry.
Visit the Galleries & Gallery Shop:
  • Weekdays from 10am-4pm,
  • the 2nd Saturday of the month (July 10) from 10am-2p, and
  • Thursdays in July (July 8, 15, 22, & 29) from 10am-8pm.
Don't forget to visit our Gallery Shop too!
JUNETEENTH artists gather at 2nd Saturday Open House.
Dr. Dexter Gabriel joined us in our Main Street Gallery to discuss the history of Juneteenth and whether it is a date to be commemorated or celebrated (spoiler alert: the answer is both.) Click here to listen to the conversation:
As part of our Juneteenth programming we had a GREAT conversation with Alisa Bowens-Mercado about the passion and purpose required to find success and satisfaction as an entrepreneur. Gather the ingredients below to join us in making a special Rhythm Beer Cocktail recipe when you watch the replay at:
The Youth Equity Symposium is a weekend-long event for all individuals looking to begin equity-based work or build on their current efforts. Started by community leaders and educators from across the state, all of our Equity Symposiums are presented by EquityCT, the organization that sprang from the first Equity Symposium.

The focus of the day is amplifying youth research, organizing, and activism in order to encourage individual and community growth, regardless of where attendees are in their understanding and advancement of equity. Filled with learning opportunities, thoughtful conversations, and interactivity related to improving equity in Connecticut and throughout New England, the Equity Symposium is not tied to a specific sector or issue area, but rather it is a day broadly focused on the intersectionality of equity and policy.

Join us Downtown for OFF-MAIN as Purnell Place comes alive as a pedestrian friendly, open market with live music, permanent and temporary art installations, local small business vendors, and fun activities. Make an evening of it by enjoying some food, drinks and a visit to the Galleries @ WORK_SPACE.
IMAGINE MAIN STREET seeks artists to refresh the benches on that line the Downtown District. Along with the new murals, and painted barriers for outside dining, we hope the new benches will add even more life to the emerging art centered look of our town.
Applications due by June 30th.
The Downtown Special Services District, The Firestone Art Studio & Cafe, Relay for Life of S. Windsor/Vernon/Manchester, Imagine Main Street & WORK_SPACE and others collaborate to produce 2nd Saturdays with art, music, vendors, food & fun. The Galleries @ WORK_SPACE will now be open every 2nd Saturday from 10a-2p.
The Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce is accepting submissions from Manchester/ Bolton residents and GMCC members are encouraged to submit images of Manchester landmarks, scenes, and historic sites for a chance to be featured on one of the 12 months of their upcoming calendar publication for 2022-2023 Click for more info.
Southington Community Cultural Arts (SoCCA) invites community Artists to submit artwork for THE First Southington Pride Festival event and the SoCCA 2021 PRIDE Exhibit, June 1 - July 2, 2021
PRIDE 2021 explores LGBTQIA+ themes, same-sex attraction, related feelings and issues of our recent social landscape. Artists need not be gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender to participate.
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