Art.Lab is Back +1

I AM PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE- that Art.Lab events and classes will be starting up again soon!

As many of you know, Art.Lab was put on the back burner during my pregnancy and through the birth of my daughter, Autumn Rose. During this time I stopped teaching classes & put the business on hold to focus on myself and the baby.

In Jan 2017, I decided to close down the gallery in Manchester- so I wasn’t paying an extra rent while taking time off.  All with the hope of reopening one day in a bigger, better location.  It is not that time just yet but wonderful things are in the works for Art.Lab’s comeback!

Stay tuned for new paintings, varied offerings, discounted classes, interactive experiences and more fun! Check out the new website as well!

Remember, word of mouth is our best advertisment- so, if you ❤ Art.Lab- tell your friends, share the posts and come on down! Don’t forget your punch cards if you still have them!

Looking forward to seeing you back out there!

-Bri Dill (& Autumn)71E34B74-461B-42D9-926D-D63C1407497D


ART.LAB is bringing art, fun and discovery to a prime location near you! 

Private Lessons, paint parties, workshops & events directly TO YOU, at the studio or in offsite venue!

Contact Art.Lab TODAY for your FREE consultation. Find out How to get involved HERE!

Custom Signage!

Are you interested in custom signage for your bar, restaurant, business or private event? Contact Bri @ to create the perfect hand made sign! Great for menus, weddings, specials, decoration, parties or gifts! Check out more of her signage under the artwork tab above.

Summer 2016 at Art.Lab!


Art.Lab Summer 2016:

 Classes, Workshops & Events.

Art.Lab is NOW OFFERING a variety of lessons, classes, & events for anyone and everyone this summer!! Kids classes twice a week, how-to workshops, advanced instruction, paint parties and more!!! 

Lessons: Private sessions are available to individuals of all ages and skill level. Please contact us for info on scheduling and rates. Email:

Summer Schedule: Every 1st & last Wednesday of the month (7-10pm)
-Work with other artists in a social and inspiring environment with guidance when needed by instructor.


Classes are offered as a full course or on an individual basis (depending on availability).

Back to Basics (ALL AGES)
Tuesdays & Wednesdays 7pm-9pm
-2 hr Fun but focused workshop that thoroughly covers professional use, technique & application of the material or subject matter of the day. DETAILS AND MATERIALS TBA.

13441821_10207594430153962_503724486_oT 6/28- Acrylic Paint
T 7/5- Tools & Surfaces
T 7/12- Graphite
W 7/13- Chalk Pastel
T 7/19- Watercolor
T 8/2- Pen & Ink
T 8/9- Oil Pastel
W 8/10- Charcoal
T 8/16- Color Pencils
W 8/17- Water Soluble Drawing Material
T 8/23- Craft Paint & Supplies

4 classes= $125 8 classes= 230 + free open studio session  Full Course= 280 + 2 free open studio sessions -or- $35 per class


Fine Art for Beginners (Ages 5-15)

Monday & Wednesday 4pm-6pm
-Fun youth lessons designed to build a strong foundation in art practice and approach. Offering 2 different lessons on 1 specific weekly topic.

13467414_10207594257389643_392386965_oJuly11/13- Painting
July 18/20- Drawing
July 25/27- Still Life
August 1/3- Animals
August 8/10- Abstraction
August 15/17- Landscape
August 22- Self Portrait

4 classes= $100 8 classes= $180 Full Course= $250 or $30 per class

Fine Art Fundamentals (Adults-any level)

Mondays 7-10pm
-In depth sessions focusing on mastering the skills and techniques needed to create a successful final product that exhibits intent, creativity and completion. DETAILS AND MATERIALS TBA.

July 18- Color and Value
July 25- Design and Composition
August 1- Photorealism
August 15- Abstraction
August 22- Working from life (reference/observation)
August 29- Perspective

4 classes= $150 + free open studio session
Full course= $230 + free open studio session and free Back to Basics class or $45 each

EVENTS: Summer schedule of Paint Parties and other events can be found at– NEW SUMMER SCHEDULE WILL BE POSTED ASAP!13446238_10207594736801628_1898516609_o

All classes are instructed by Bri Dill, Art.Lab’s owner/director. If you are interested in signing up for a course or a session please email


Art.Lab & Salons by JC [West Hartford] present The Grand Opening Art Exhibition 10/28


            Art.Lab presents The Grand Opening Art Exhibition at Salons by JC- West Hartford, featuring original work by Connecticut Artists. The exhibit includes over 50 pieces by various artists affiliated with the Art.Lab Gallery in Manchester, CT. The show was curated and installed by Art.Lab Director, Bri Dill. The work is displayed on the corridor walls of the newly constructed state of the art salon that holds 42 individual suites for stylists and professionals. All work is labeled with artist information, media details and sale price and will remain on display through December. 

Featuring work by:

Sofia Plater

Bri Dill

Anna Semensky

Tori Burnham

Ann Marie Drury

Carol M. Robinson

Sioux Wilusz

John Swedock

Lacee Yurtoglu

Adam Viens

Margaret Burgess

Richard White  

Art.Lab offers a multifaceted art experience catering to the creative needs of the diverse local community by collaborating with artists, enthusiasts, students, residents, small businesses and activists alike.


Located in the heart of Manchester, ArtLab Gallery/Studio gained notable recognition by the fun and unique traveling art services offered throughout the state. Contemporary exhibitions, affordable art sales, engaging community events, and classes for all ages/skill levels are hosted in-house, as well as many offsite locations. Art.Lab collaborates with venues spanning from Massachusetts to the CT shore, making art accessible to communities in all directions around the capital city. 


ArtLab was established in 2013 by working artist and Connecticut native, Bri Dill, the young entrepreneur and dedicated art educator recognized by Hartford magazine as Best Artist Second Runner-up in 2015. In addition to running and developing her business, Bri specializes in the creative management of public events functions, and goal oriented independent endeavors tailored to the specific needs of an individual case/basis.

Studio Space, Gallery Affiliation & MORE with the Art.Lab Collective

imageArt.Lab Gallery|Studio is opening its doors to a small select group of artists interested in a collaborative environment to inspire creativity, combine resources, execute ideas and develop professionally.

The Art.Lab Collective is a small group of local artists (fine artists, musicians, hobbyists, performers, activists) that utilize a shared space to cooperatively to fulfill common objectives and accomplish personal goals.

By joining the collective you will have

– unlimited use of studio space
-professional representation in exclusive exhibition opportunities in the gallery and priority in offsite venues
-access to art.lab’s established network of resources and contacts
-complimentary art management services, coordinated studio sessions & professional development
– unique experience that will motivate, educate and inspire your creative process and growth
– Advocacy, inspiration, support and intellectual stimulation from fellow collective affiliates
-designated location outside your residence strictly for creative use that provides an appropriate space for artistic expression and functionality.
uninhibited use of a versatile space dedicated to your vision and customizable to accommodate your needs.
– potential source of supplemental income or as a resource for implementing a plan to pursue a financial endeavor
-and more!

The commercial storefront is split into gallery space (front) and working studio (back) with a storage room, bathroom, mini kitchenette & onsite parking. The space can be utilized as an art studio, classroom, practice space, meetup location, event venue, gallery, store , office and is available for other uses apon request.

Email Art.Lab at to request an application, schedule a walk through or discuss details with Art.Lab owner, Bri Dill.

A selective group of artists will be offered opportunity to join the collective and set the groundwork as the founding collaborators. A monthly membership fee will grant you full access to the space for personal use,an official affiliation with the gallery, a venue for public engagement with requested approval, priority participation in all art.lab organized opportunities, complementary art management services such as sales, exhibitions, promotion and development, full commission on gallery sales and adjudicative authority in matters regarding the use or change of the space.

7|17 Art.Lab Gallery|Studio presents: A [SILK CITY] Summer Soirée Hosted by The New Britain Rock Cats

imageThe New Britain Rock Cats are hosting an event at Art.Lab to celebrate and support the diverse culture of Manchester’s local arts, businesses and community. The event is sponsored by local favorites: Top Shelf and Lucky Taco. Enjoy complimentary Food, Refreshments, Live Entertainment, Local Art and more at this multifaceted social event perfect for all ages and interests! There will be a Special Appearance made by ROCKY, Rock Cats Mascot!

The New Britain Rock Cats, soon to be Hartford Yard Goats- recognize how prominent Manchester is in the Greater Hartford community. Outreach efforts such as sponsorship and unique opportunities exclusive to Manchester are being organized in order to establish a strong positive relationship with local residents and businesses. Come see what the hype is about, stop by or Get Involved! Take advantage of this prime opportunity to make an early connection and lasting impression on this significant benefactor!

Art.Lab will be revealing the new exhibition with an opening reception for:
2015 Juried Summer Exhibition
Featuring work by: TBA

Live Performances by SILK CITY sponsored by: Rockville USA Studios 7:30

Art.Lab Gallery|Studio

Art.Lab’s 2015 Juried Summer Exhibition


for: Art.Lab’s 2015 Juried  Summer Exhibition

Submit artwork entries via email to:,
SUBJECT: Summer 15
INCLUDE– (required) Artist/Entry Information: Name, Contact, location
Title(s) of Entry(s) with photograph(s), descriptions, dimensions, mediums, etc.
– (optional) Online portfolio/website/credentials

•Failure to meet guidelines could result in penalization or declination of entry/entrant  at the discretion of the adjudicator(s). If evidence of  disreputable conduct, unindustrious apathy and/or noncompliance is exemplified, it is possible for unmitigated ineligibility for consideration & participation in the debated supplication noted, as well as a prospective impedance on the entrant’s future inquisitions to engage and contribute. 
DUE: NOW -JULY 7th. 
Submissions will be reviewed collectively on a rolling basis by a team of Art.Lab associates and affiliates (TBA). Selected Entires will be decided by unanimous vote on a first come, first serve basis.
Exhibition Dates: 
JULY 15th- AUGUST 31st 2015
Opening Reception: Friday JULY 17th 6PM-10PM

Art.Lab NOW OFFERING: Art Management & Creative Services

 a note from the director

imageI AM PLEASED TO OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCE: Art.Lab’s PHASE 3 is ready to be revealed! Art.Lab now offers Art Management and Creative Services to local artists, businesses, communities, organizations, private buyers, public spaces & more!

We are launching our first project with the brand new Salons by JC – West Hartford, which will exhibit over 40 art pieces by local artists that are hand picked, curated and professionally installed by Art.lab. This state of the art salon will be opening in Bishops Corner mid July and will house over 40 stylists. Stay tuned for information on opening events and receptions!

ARTISTS interested in gallery representation or submitting work to be considered for this and other upcoming projects can find more information/guidelines at

BUSINESSES interested in a free consultation to discuss exhibiting work of local artists, interior/curatorial design/installation, hosting an event or any other creative collaboration can email all inquires to

Here’s to supporting local, cultural enrichment & making art accessible in our communities! –BRI