Artists of 305 Knowlton

305 Knowlton St.

305 Knowlton Street Studios and Armstrong Gallery
305 Knowlton Street
Bridgeport, CT

305 Knowlton Street Artists

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305 Knowlton Street was once the Armstrong Manufacturing Company, a well-known tool and die manufacturer in the 1800s, and creator of a technologically advanced prototype “horseless carriage” built in 1895. The building is located on the Pequonnock River estuary in the Washington Park Historic District on Bridgeport’s East Side. Once referred to as Pembrooke City, it is an area with some of the finest examples of nineteenth century residential architecture in the country, largely due to PT Barnum and William Noble, who invested heavily in its development.

Today, 305 Knowlton houses a fresh mix of new innovators including small businesses, artists and an art gallery. This repurposed factory building provides two floors of working studio spaces. 305 Knowlton’s diverse community includes artistic talent in painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, jewelry making, tattoo design, and yoga practice.

The Armstrong Gallery is a large, privately-run art space on the main floor with monthly shows, artist talks, live performances, and other events that contribute to our cultural vibrancy.

Plenty of free parking available in our offstreet parking lot, located on the Pequonock River.

Event: Open Studios

Saturday, November 12; 11 am to 7 pm
Sunday, November 13; 12 pm to 5 pm

Meet the artists, see the work, talk the talk! Tour three floors of open studios including our beautiful Armstrong Gallery (downstairs) where you can view and purchase art, including watercolor, acrylic and oil paintings, sculpture, photography, airbrush works, and more. Free food and drink all day Saturday.

Event: Women’s Self Defense – The Art of Defense, 2nd Floor, #10

Saturday, November 12; 11 am to 11:45 am

A demonstration of self-defense methods for women. Tawawa Wellness instructor Mark Langston designed these classes for women who are looking to acquire the skills to defend themselves from an attacker, to build up self-confidence, and to increase their physical wellbeing.

Event: Women’s Self Defense – The Art of Tai Chi, 2nd Floor, #10

Saturday, November 12; 12 pm to 12:45 pm

A demonstration on the benefits of Tai Chi to one’s overall wellbeing and a participatory short class at Tawawa Wellness.

Event: Women’s Self Defense – The Art of Tai Chi, 2nd Floor, #10

Saturday, November 12; 1 pm to1:45 pm

A demonstration at Tawawa Wellness of Tai Chi as a method of self-defense.

Event: Drink & Draw, Armstrong Gallery

Saturday, November 12; 6 pm to 7pm

Join us for Drink & Draw in the Gallery. Draw from a live clothed model in a fun and relaxed environment. Wine and drawing materials are provided.
$5 suggested donation.

Event: The Spectator, Armstrong Gallery

Saturday, November 12; 8 pm

The Spectator is a live music and multi-media performance in the Armstrong Gallery. The Spectator is an introspective look into the life of a time traveler. What drives one to push themselves toward the end of time? What happens when they finally reach said goal?