The Franklin Street Works Cafe is temporarily not serving food or drinks on a regular basis. The cafe space will continue to be open to the public as a pop-up reading room, open archive and social gathering space for fall 2018 as we reimagine the cafe’s potential!

Franklin Street Works Cafe plays a key role in our mission to be a welcoming and inclusive contemporary art space.

This autumn, however, the cafe will no longer serve food and beverages on a daily basis as the FSW Board of Directors and staff reimagine ways to optimize the cafe area moving forward. We look forward to spending this time exploring how this social space can do an even better job of complimenting our award-winning work in the arts, be more sustainable, and better serve Stamford!

In the meantime, Franklin Street Works will continue to create original exhibitions and have free educational programming! We will also convert the cafe into a “brain cafe” of sorts with a reading room, open archive and a community programming space.

It's still your place! We invite you to come hang out, use our free wifi to do work, brown bag it with a friend, have small meetings and of course, explore our exhibitions on your own or with a guided tour.

During this transition Franklin Street Works is open and free to the public Thursday through Sunday12:00 - 5:00pm. For more on our upcoming events and programs visit our EVENTS PAGE.

Want to schedule a tour, sign up to have a meeting or have a question? Please email and our Creative Director or Executive Director will be in touch.