Artists of 305 Knowlton

305 Knowlton St.

305 Knowlton Street Studios and Armstrong Gallery
305 Knowlton Street
Bridgeport, CT
203-338-9796
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305 Knowlton Street Artists

Space Inquiries & Pricing – inquiries@305knowlton.com

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 off-street parking lot, located on the Pequonock River.


Event: 305 I Revitalized

Friday, November 10; 5:30 to 8 pm

Armstrong Gallery – first floor
Join the artists of 305 Knowlton for a lively reception featuring new faces and old friends of the 305 art community. Enjoy diverse local art with music and complimentary refreshments. All are welcome.

Event: Open Studios

Saturday, November 11; 11 am to 7 pm
Sunday, November 12; 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: Elev8tion Tai Chi Workshop

Saturday, November 11; 2 to 3 pm
Sunday, November 12; 2 to 3 pm

Armstrong Gallery, first floor
Brother Yahya (Jonathan Davis) will demonstrate for participants the fundamental exercises and routines of Yang Family Tai Chi, which develop the deep relaxation and effortless strength that emerge from good posture and alignment. We will also explore how these exercises work therapeutically in the context of traditional Chinese medicine to stimulate circulation throughout the body. Also we will demonstrate and cover push hand partner exercises with applying the basic fundamental principles of Tai Chi. Appropriate for all levels. Cost is free.

Contact information: 203-257-1145 or email:Tawawawellness@optonline.net.

Event: Live Body Paint Demonstration, Studio #2, first floor

Saturday, November 11; 11 am to 5 pm

Come and see the human body transform in a very colorful and creative way by Alicia Cobb of Art Simplicated. Artist and muse will be available to answer questions during the demo.

Please ask before taking photos of the work.

Event: Collage-A-Bust, Studio #2, third floor

Saturday, November 11; 12 to 4 pm

Tap into your inner artist with Lee Walther and add your creative touch to a collaborative work of art to be featured at a Bridgeport gallery. Demonstration and materials supplied at no charge. No experience necessary, just have fun.

For more information, contact waltherl@optonline.net

Event: Live Fashion Sketching, Studio #8, third floor

Saturday, November 11; 12 pm to 6 pm
Sunday, November 12; 12 pm to 6 pm

Enjoy live fashion sketching with fashion illustrator and designer, Vernice as she creates with a variety of glamorous tools to create her Glam PaperDolls. Purchase a PaperDoll for $10 and color in the studio (limited seating) or take a PaperDoll home to create. Custom Glam PaperDolls upon request.

Event: 305 I Revitalized

Friday, November 10; 5:30 to 8 pm

Armstrong Gallery – first floor
Join the artists of 305 Knowlton for a lively reception featuring new faces and old friends of the 305 art community. Enjoy diverse local art with music and complimentary refreshments. All are welcome.