The Sprinkler Factory galleries and performance space is operated by AGSF INC, a nonprofit 501(c)3 arts organization founded in 2010.
The mission of AGSF INC is to provide a welcoming multifaceted venue to nurture and promote the visual and performing arts communities of Central Massachusetts. Art education, outreach, and dialog with the community is at the core of our mission. Programming is primarily community sourced and proposal based drawing directly from the interests of the public, ensuring energetic collaboration touching upon virtually all fields in the arts.
We host new exhibitions each month in Gallery 1, Gallery 2 and newly dedicated gallery 3 that are free and open to the public.
By providing over 6000 square feet of exhibition space and virtually no size limits for sculpture, installations and 2D, the Sprinkler Factory is uniquely capable of providing a massive, centrally located, always free and open to the public venue for the visual arts in Central Massachusetts. In addition to the visual arts, Sprinkler Factory has become a venue for various theatrical, musical and literary groups as well as a venue for showcasing independent film. We are also pleased to have a formal collaborative partnership with 4th Wall Stage Company whose mission is to present live stage theatrical productions which are of enduring interest and which inspire, challenge, and entertain both our artists and our audiences.
As with all exhibitions and special events, visitors can enjoy the ambiance of the Sprinkler Factory with its high ceilings, long walls and ample natural light. Located in the former Rockwood Sprinkler Company building on Harlow St, the Sprinkler Factory is an excellent venue to appreciate artwork by many artists of a diverse nature. Opening receptions for exhibitions are an opportunity for the public to engage with artists, art enthusiasts and network with the creative community, which often serves as a starting point for future collaborative projects.
These shows are curated, organized, and installed by guest exhibitors. What makes the Sprinkler Factory unique is that our guest exhibitors are encouraged to take ownership of their exhibitions, including inviting other guest artists for group shows, producing promotional materials, organizing the details of opening and closing receptions, open gallery days, and artist talks, and installing and lighting the exhibits. Our exhibitions include individual solo shows, group shows, collectives, guilds, universities and many other associations. Art education and outreach to the creative community is at the core of our mission. By inviting the public to participate in workshops, gallery tours, talks, and special collaborations with other organizations we strive for positive change in the arts and the community at large.