Artists of 305 Knowlton

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

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305 Knowlton Street Artists

305 Knowlton Street was once home to the Armstrong Manufacturing Company, a well-known tool and die manufacturer in the 1800s, and little-known 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 rich 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 three floors of working studio spaces. 305 Knowlton’s diverse community includes artistic talent in painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, and body painting. 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. There is plenty of off-street parking in the adjacent lot.

‪The 305 Knowlton artists and businesses maintain a close connection with our local Bridgeport neighborhoods and friends, and we often support or produce our own art programs, exhibits, and workshops in the Armstrong Gallery or the spacious BoatHouse and Dock. Contact Sandy Terebesi for more info‬ at 203-338-9796‬ about renting studios or event space.

Plenty of free parking available in our off-street parking lot, located on the Pequonock River.

Event: Emily Swift Studios Film Processing Demonstrations

Saturday, November 13; 1 pm – 3 pm
Sunday, November 14; 1 pm to 3 pm

Join Darkslide Film Lab at Studio 7 on the third floor at the Knowlton for a darkroom technique demonstration! Between 1-3 the lab will be open to visitors to showcase either how to make a cyanotype OR how to process black and white film! Darkroom processes are becoming a lost art, but at Darkslide our woman only team wants to share the exciting experience with you!

Event: Visina Visions

Saturday, November 13; 11 am – 2 pm
Sunday, November 14; 11 am to 2 pm

Join Sarah Visina from Visina Visions as she does a full character transformation which will entail prosthetic application and airbrush techniques. This is not to be missed !

Event: Live Music

Sunday, November 14; 11 am to 3 pm

Band will be announced !

Event: Mural Park Photo Moments

Saturday, November 13; 11 am – 4 pm
Sunday, November 14; 11 am to 2 pm

New mural, a land of jumbo painted spools and more. Come take photos galore.

Event: Make Your Mark / Collaboration Wall

Saturday, November 13; 11 am – 4 pm
Sunday, November 14; 11 am to 2 pm

Come and make your mark on our community Collaboration Wall.