The Knowlton | Armstrong Gallery & Event Space

The Knowlton | Armstrong Gallery & Event Space

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What makes our studio unique?

The Knowlton 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, and the first electric car was built at The Knowlton in the 1900’s. 

This historic, a one-of-a-kind waterfront venue located on the Pequonnock River estuary in the Washington Park Historic District on Bridgeport’s East Side. Once referred to as “Pembroke City” — it is an area rich with some of the finest examples of nineteenth century residential architecture in the country — largely due to P.T. Barnum and William Noble, who invested heavily in its development.

Today, The Knowlton houses a thriving community of visual artists, cutting edge innovators and production companies, surrounded by a world-class mural park. 

The Armstrong Gallery is not short on historic charm and character, and available to rent on an hourly, daily or weekly basis. 

The original hardwood floors, high ceilings and a view of the Pequonnock River and other notable architectural details permeate this uncommon space with a barn door entry, opening up to 700 square feet - 19’ x 31’ with 14’ ceiling - and 4 oversized windows allowing for great natural light. Each window is also equipped with black out shades for controlled lighting.

The Armstrong Gallery is ideal for Photo Shoots, Video Shoots, Painters, Sculptors, Designers, Writers, or other artists who are looking for a space to grow their creative skill and mindset. We include utilities, heat, AC, free wifi, built in track light ting, ample power outlets, access to same-level bathrooms, as-well-as an artist “slop sink” just down the hall.

Separately, we offer photo and video equipment rental and consultation if applicable. 

$120 /per hour

About our studio

The Armstrong Gallery is 1,200 sq ft with a capacity of up to 160 guests.  Capacity for a seated event is between 60-80 guests. There is a separate entrance from Knowlton Street into the gallery.

The Armstrong Gallery at The Knowlton  is also a privately run art space with monthly shows, artist talks, live performances and other events that contribute to our cultural vibrancy.

Rental of the Armstrong Gallery is available for outside artists, photo shoots, video shoots, private events, product launches, meetings, screenings, bridal showers, birthday parties, engagements parties, cocktail parties, and fashion shows to name a few.

We have plenty of parking on the grounds of our secure building.

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Ample free parking on site

Studio details


  • checkbox One Room
  • checkbox Multi-Room
  • checkbox Natural Light
  • checkbox Indoor
  • checkbox Outdoor
  • checkbox Still Life
  • checkbox Sound Stage
  • checkbox Soundproof
  • checkbox Cyclorama

Studio details

  • checkbox Seamless
  • checkbox White Floors
  • checkbox White Walls
  • checkbox Exposed Brick
  • checkbox Shooting Kitchen
  • checkbox Shooting Bathroom
  • checkbox Rooftop
  • checkbox Overhead Shooting
  • checkbox Wood Floors
  • checkbox Outdoor access
  • checkbox Garden access
  • checkbox Black out shades
  • checkbox Vehicle access
  • checkbox Cityscape/Skyline views

Studio features

  • checkbox Basic Studio Equipment
  • checkbox On-Site Rental Equipment
  • checkbox On-site Support Staff
  • checkbox WiFi
  • checkbox Digital Tech On-Site
  • checkbox Air Conditioning
  • checkbox Computers available
  • checkbox Sound System
  • checkbox Pet Friendly
On-Site Rental Equipment description:



- Octoboxes 6”0

- 1 30” x 60” soft box

- Beauty dish

- 2 V Flats

- Light stands

- Raised portable stage area

- Black out shades

- Seamless


Stainless steel meeting table

Leather chairs

Side tables


Coffee tables

Hightop tables

Bar stools


  • checkbox Makeup/Hair Room
  • checkbox Lounge
  • checkbox VIP Room
  • checkbox Mezzanine
  • checkbox Kitchen
  • checkbox Restroom
  • checkbox Shower




Max crew size
Ceiling height
15 ft
Terms and Conditions

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