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Where Art, Artists, & Community Meet

What is the 3rd Space?

The name borrows inspiration from an architectural term. With the 1st space being home, the 2nd our workplace, the 3rd space in our lives is reserved for play & creativity! The name also reflects the space of interaction that is formed between a piece of art and it's viewer.

We are a non-profit organization located at 132 West Main St in Monterey, VA. Dedicated to providing art education and support to the community, the organization aims to provide a wide range of services including classes, workshops, equipment & supplies, and studio space for rent, making art accessible to all and creating a space for artistic expression and learning.

"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time”

                                    — Thomas Merton

& Classes

See our ever-growing list of scheduled workshops, demos, and classes. The 3rd Space is dedicated to offering quality opportunities with talented instructors in a creative & inspiring learning environment. Events are being added regularly, so don't forget to check back.


& Equipment

Renovations are underway on the 2nd Floor! We are creating an open space for classes, as well as intimate spaces for individual projects. Stay tuned for a variety of offerings & studio rental opportunities.



There are many ways to support The 3rd Space and our mission. You can donate, volunteer, or simply spread the word about our organization. Your support will help us continue to provide art education and support to the community.

Meet Our Team

Our board is made up of passionate individuals who are dedicated to promoting the arts and making art education accessible to all. Get to know us and our mission.


Become a sponsor of the 3rd Space and stay abreast of the latest happenings.

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