Artspace is a non-profit organization championing the visual arts.

Founded in 1987 by artists, we center community-building and education while providing a platform to present the work of visual artists in the city of New Haven. Artspace’s exhibition and commissioning programs encourage experimentation and civic discourse while fostering an appreciation for the vital role artists play in improving our community.


50 Orange Street
New Haven, CT 06510

203 772-2709

Visit Us

Artspace is free and open to the public.
Wednesday–Thursday, 12–6
Friday–Saturday, 12–6
Closed Sunday–Tuesday



Shannon Blencowe
Development Assistant

annissa carter

Annissa Carter
Program Assistant

Image of Lisa Dent

Lisa Dent
Executive Director

Simon Ghebreyesus
Gallery Operations Assistant

Desmond Ntseh

Desmond Ntseh
Finance and Administration Manager

Paul Theriault



Marion Belanger

Fred Borrelli
Co – Vice President

diane brown

Diane Brown

Semi-Semi Dikoko
Co – Vice President

Andrew Paul Giering

Howard Hebel

kyle kearson

Kyle Kearson

Jessica Labbe

Jane Lubin

Tricia Napor

Kara Straun

R. Lee Stump

Kim Weston

Rent Artspace

Rent Artspace

Host your next event here. Affordable rates for day, evening and weekend.
Contact for more information.

View the Artspace floorplan here.



Thank you for your interest in volunteering for Artspace!

We are looking for talented and passionate volunteers to support our visual art programs and donor events. To be considered, please fill out the online application.

You will be added to our mailing list, then a staff person will review and schedule an in-person or phone interview. When future needs arise, you will be contacted and matched with an event that fits your skill set.

Mission, Vision, Values

Mission, Vision, Values


Mission Statement: Artspace fosters engagement with the visual arts by bringing artists and communities together to catalyze new ways of learning, thinking, and being.



Artspace will become an essential cultural asset in New Haven and a model for education, development, leadership, and equity in the visual arts.



Anti-Racism: We reject white supremacy and the marginalization of oppressed people. We commit to fostering belonging, dignity, and justice.

Empowerment:We believe in the power of creative expression and the development and education of visual thinkers and learners.

Experimentation: We create space for the transformative power of dialogue, self-evaluation, and authenticity to cultivate new ideas.

Collaboration: We partner with staff, artists, community members, civic leadership, and regional businesses to connect people to the visual arts.

Support: We believe that visual artists are an invaluable part of community life. We provide opportunities to develop their practice and exhibit their work.