STUDIO, SHARE, WHERE? temporary spaces available for artists


Please see the list of businesses below who are offering temporary spaces to artists for CWOS. If you would like more info about each space, call the contact listed. We will be posting more opportunities as they come to us. If you know of any businesses or landlords who are offering temporary space to artists for CWOS, please share it with us and we will post it for everyone to see. Thanks!

In Downtown:

Moe’s Southwest Grill, 46 Whitney Ave.
Contact: Mary, 203-776-6637
Three storefront windows and brick walls inside the restaurant, appropriate for artists with stands or easels. High traffic area. Space for 2-3 artists. Please call to arrange to come and see the space.

Villarina’s Italian Gourmet, 1092 Chapel Street
Contact: Krista
Description: Wall space available for 1 to 2 artists. Please call to arrange to see the space available.

Outdoor Sculpture Space on upper State Street during the Upper State Street Festival.
Contact: Alison Durente, 777-6670
Description: There will be a street festival in Upper State St. (near the City Gallery) on one of the weekend CWOS festival days. There is space available for a sculpture artist to show for this one afternoon. Please call Alison for more information

Roberto’s Restaurant, 418 State St
Contact: Michelle Reynard,
Description: 3 photographers are looking for a 4th, Photographer must be working in film-only, traditional process (no inkjets, photoshop, etc.), please send samples of your work.

In Fair Haven:

Grand Paint, 451 Grand Avenue.
Contact: Ray Pagliaro, store: 203-562-560, cell: 203-988-4026
Description: a big space with natural light and high ceiling
If you are interested in showing at Grand Paint as a temporary studio space, please call Ray ASAP.

In Westville:

The Frame Shop, 899 Whalley Ave.
Contact: Gabriel da Silva,,
Description: space available for one more artist, please call or email to see the space.

Antique Corner & Boutique, 859 Whalley Ave. New Haven
contact: Ronal Harris, 203 387 7200
Description: Space available for 2 artists in our storefront windows. Right across the street from the Westville AIRS site.

In Hamden

The Space, 295 Treadwell St, Hamden
contact: Steve Rodgers, 203 288 6400
send emails to: with subject “CWOS Studio Space”
Description: Space available for 8 artists in the downstairs performance space, the stairwells and upstairs in the Launch Pad. Roughly 4ft wide by 6ft high wall space per artist. Please keep in mind this is an all ages, family friendly venue, PG-13 work please.
The Space can be open for these hours: Friday Oct 3: 4-6pm, Saturday Oct 4: 10am – 5pm (with a flea market and music outside), Sunday Oct 5: 12–5pm
Artists showing here will have their work seen by over 300 patrons to The Space outside of CWOS festival hours. Setup & takedown will be the Tuesday before and after CWOS.

In West Haven:

CATCH A HEALTHY HABIT CAFE, 487 A Campbell Ave, West Haven
LOOK AT ME NOW Wellness Center, 487 Campbell Ave, West Haven
Contact: Glen Colello 203 521 7648,
Description: These two businesses are at the same address and can host 2 to 3 artists. Please call or email Glen if you are interested.



Filed under Fair Haven, Hamden / Newhallville, Space Available, West Haven, Westville

Welcome to the CWOS Networking Blog

Artspace presents 2008 City-Wide Open Studios
October 2–5, 2008
Connecting visitors with hundreds of artists in New Haven neighborhoods:
Downtown, Westville, Fair Haven, West Haven & Hamden/Newhallville.

As a way to connect participating CWOS artists with temporary spaces and each other, we have set up this blog forum. As locations are offered to Artspace as temporary studio spaces, we will post them in a blog entry. If a space sounds appealing to you, please use the contact information to get in touch with the person offering space as soon as possible. These spaces will probably fill up quickly and its up to the person offering space who they give the space to.

If you are a local studio artist who would be willing to share your studio space, please email us at We will add your space availability to our list, and artists will contact you directly. We are very appreciative of artists who generously share their space in the spirit of welcoming  fellow artists from outside New Haven to join in the festival.

We will also start blog entries for artists who want to connect with other artists working in the same medium. We encourage you to form groups or collectives and find a space to show together.

When you have secured a location for the CWOS Festival, please send us an email at You have until August 22, 2008 to send in your studio location to be included in our publications.

As we start to receive open locations we will post them here. If you have any information or comments to share, please email us at

Thank you!

Jemma Williams
Communications Director


Filed under Downtown, Fair Haven, Hamden / Newhallville, Space Available, Space Wanted, West Haven, Westville