The Empty Spaces Project - Gallery on Main St.

Our Mission and Story

In the year (2013). The Empty Spaces Project has grown from being merely an idea, to becoming one of the most innovative and engaging collaborative, alternative arts centers in the Northeast Connecticut region. We believe the arts, broadly defined, are a catalyst for community development, and it is our mission to enhance the quality of life in our local communities through alternative arts practice, fostering economic sustainability, community vitality, and creative diversity. Transforming under-utilized,  public and private spaces sites for collective inspiration. The Empty Spaces Project develops thought-provoking arts exhibition and installations, drawing from all forms of arts practice. 

Our Leadership

Paul Toussaint, as Founder, Art Director & Curator, curates our galleries and public installations, recruits artist for exhibitions and workshops, and collaborates with artist on long-term projects. Paul is a traditionally photographer, is  hailed a "pioneer" in the iPhonic art movement by mastering the use of apps to create fine art images presented on wood, canvas, textured paper, and metal.