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



Sasha Cohen Cox
Gallery Assistant

Image of Lisa Dent

Lisa Dent
Executive Director

Imani Jackson
Development Associate

Isaac Jean-François
Development Associate

Laurel McLaughlin
Director of Curatorial Affairs

Tyler Mitchell
Gallery Assistant

Desmond Ntseh

Desmond Ntseh
Finance and Administration Manager

Andry Peña-del-Jesus
Gallery Assistant

Steve Roberts
Program Coordinator


Becca Flores-Vitti

Gabriel Sacco
Visual Culture Producer



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Diane Brown
Vice President


Mistina Hanscom

Dana Karwas

Kyle Kearson

Gina Kozak

Jessica Labbe

Albert Lee

Tricia Napor
Co – President

Kara Straun
Co – President

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 programs and exhibitions. To learn more and fill out an application, please visit the Volunteer page.

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.

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

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.

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