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OPEN SOURCE: Never Ending Books x URSA Neighborhood Platform Opening Reception

October 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us, URSA Bridgeport, and Never Ending Books for the exhibition reception of Spectral Musings!

On view October 1-30

Open 5pm-8pm

 

From Brooklyn to Bridgeport. URSA is an experiential art gallery located in the historic Arcade Mall in Bridgeport, Connecticut. URSA is founded by Bridgeport-based artist Cris Dam and is conceived in collaboration with architect Dustin Malstrom.

 

Over the last four decades, Never Ending Books (NEB), a collective of artists and bookworms, ran a free bookstore and community venue at 810/812 State Street in New Haven, CT. In December of 2020, Roger, the last man standing, announced he would close the shop due to pandemic related financial pressures. A group of devoted NEB enthusiasts rallied around the space, raised the funds to keep it open, and picked up the lease. . With guidance from Roger and deep commitment to the original Never Ending Books ethos of (literally) free expression, we have continued to provide New Haven with free books, live music, and a special space to BE.

Since reopening in June 2021 we have expanded hours from a few inconsistent, improvised times each month to regular weekly shop hours, hosted over 80 community events, and organized 7 art installations. We have provided easy access to artists and performers to have an outlet for their creative pursuits and connect with their community. We’ve also begun the process of incorporating as a full-fledged 501(c)3 nonprofit, which offers us more ways to engage with the Connecticut arts community and helps to ensure this project remains sustainable — in part by allowing us to participate in The Great Give.

Details

Date:
October 27
Time:
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Venue

Never Ending Books
810 State St
New Haven, CT 06511
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