The Knowlton Event Venue, Artist Studios & Mural Park
Bridgeport CT, Fairfield County
Welcome to The Knowlton, a one-of-a-kind industrial waterfront event venue and arts hub with 25 artist studios located on the Pequonnock River estuary in Bridgeport, CT. Steeped in history, The Knowlton was once home to the Armstrong Manufacturing Company and now functions as a multi-use venue for innovative businesses, artist studios and gallery, and custom events.
Industrial Landscape – Multifaceted Venue
We’re reinventing our story with a one-of-a-kind backdrop including exposed brick & beams, curated wood flooring and stunning industrial walls including one complete side that opens up to the water with 8,000 square feet of indoor space. The Knowlton is located in the heart of Fairfield County and just minutes from 1-95, SteelPointe Harbor, and Downtown Bridgeport’s Metro North Railroad/Amtrak train stations with a one-hour ride out of New York City.
With three indoor spaces and an amazing waterfront outdoor space, we have the capacity to design an event that fits your needs in a modern industrial location for a unique event experience.
The Boathouse with 1,200 sq ft deck on the river | The Armstrong Gallery & 285 Gallery.
All spaces have separate entrances | Extensive waterfront outdoor space and parking.
• Indoor & Outdoor spaces available for ALL SEASONS
• Latest Audio/Visual enhancements
The Venue is perfect for all types of events including:
- Bar/Bat Mitzvahs
- Fashion Shows
- Art Opening Galas & Shows
- Food Shows
- Corporate Picnics, Meetings
- Networking Events
- Product Launches
- Event Planners
- Entertainment Companies
- Corporate Event Planners
The Knowlton Walls
While celebrating outdoors, one can enjoy “The Knowlton Walls” which have been requisitioned and curated by artists from all over the world and provides a colorful and meaningful backdrop not only to your event, but adds beauty to the revitalization of Bridgeport. The indoor space is your own blank canvas…let your imagination come to life in this stunning industrial backdrop! Call today to book your next event!
THE HOTTEST, NEW EVENT SPACE IN FAIRFIELD COUNTY
We are open and booking events.
The perfect industrial chic venue for all events.
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. In the 1900s, the first electric car was built at The Knowlton.
The building is 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 fresh mix of new innovators including 3 Event Venues, artists, small businesses, an art gallery and a boathouse.