Published Monday, October 30, 2017 10:00 am by Kaitlyn Casso

(New​ ​Haven,​ ​CT)​ ​October​ ​23rd,​ ​2017​ ​-​ ​Compass​ ​Furnished​ ​Apartments,​ ​a​ ​premier​ ​provider​ ​of short-term​ ​fully​ ​furnished​ ​apartments​ ​throughout​ ​the​ ​Northeast,​ ​recently​ ​launched​ ​their​ ​newest property​ ​on​ ​Crown​ ​Street​ ​in​ ​New​ ​Haven,​ ​ARTlab​ ​Metro​ ​280.​ ​Compass​ ​partnered​ ​with​ ​Artspace, a​ ​nonprofit​ ​organization​ ​that​ ​brings​ ​emerging​ ​artists​ ​to​ ​new​ ​audiences​ ​throughout​ ​New​ ​Haven, during​ ​their​ ​annual​ ​City​ ​Wide​ ​Open​ ​Studios​ ​event​ ​to​ ​host​ ​a​ ​VIP​ ​launch​ ​party.

Compass​ ​is​ ​proud​ ​to​ ​expand​ ​their​ ​portfolio​ ​with​ ​another​ ​luxury​ ​apartment​ ​building​ ​featuring​ ​the ARTlab​ ​by​ ​Compass​ ​experience.​ ​ARTlab​ ​is​ ​transforming​ ​each​ ​apartment​ ​into​ ​a​ ​local​ ​art​ ​gallery, bringing​ ​the​ ​local​ ​community​ ​and​ ​vibe​ ​of​ ​New​ ​Haven​ ​to​ ​their​ ​residents.​ ​These​ ​selected​ ​local and​ ​emerging​ ​artists​ ​each​ ​have​ ​a​ ​featured​ ​apartment​ ​to​ ​showcase​ ​their​ ​talents​ ​to​ ​a​ ​new audience.

With​ ​the​ ​support​ ​of​ ​Metro​ ​Star​ ​Properties,​ ​Compass​ ​celebrated​ ​the​ ​launch​ ​by​ ​allowing​ ​Artspace to​ ​curate​ ​a​ ​show,​ ​​Private​ ​ Parts,​​ ​transforming​ ​their​ ​1,815​ ​square-foot​ ​apartment​ ​into​ ​a​ ​popup​ ​art gallery​ ​for​ ​the​ ​night​ ​with​ ​well​ ​known​ ​local​ ​artists​ ​Zeph​ ​Farmby,​ ​Mark​ ​Potter,​ ​Nina​ ​Yuen,​ ​Bek Anderson,​ ​Thomas​ ​Stavovy,​ ​Susan​ ​Clinard,​ ​Sabrina​ ​Marques,​ ​Katya​ ​Vetrov,​ ​and​ ​Leslie​ ​Carmin.

“We​ ​are​ ​honored​ ​to​ ​have​ ​had​ ​the​ ​opportunity​ ​to​ ​host​ ​the​ ​Artspace​ ​event​ ​and broaden​ ​our​ ​community​ ​involvement​ ​within​ ​the​ ​City​ ​of​ ​New​ ​Haven.​ ​​ ​It​ ​was​ ​a​ ​great opportunity​ ​for​ ​us​ ​to​ ​bring​ ​brand​ ​awareness​ ​and​ ​showcase​ ​our​ ​newest​ ​property​ ​to​ ​the local​ ​community​ ​in​ ​a​ ​unique​ ​way.​ ​​ ​Our​ ​hope​ ​is​ ​to​ ​expand​ ​our​ ​presence​ ​and​ ​offer​ ​our apartments​ ​to​ ​New​ ​Haven​ ​County​ ​businesses,​ ​universities​ ​and​ ​especially​ ​hospitals through​ ​our​ ​Compass​ ​Cares​ ​program,”​ ​said​ ​Joanna​ ​Alpert,​ ​Business​ ​Development. 

Artspace​ ​and​ ​Compass​ ​both​ ​support​ ​the​ ​local​ ​community​ ​and​ ​strive​ ​to​ ​represent​ ​the​ ​best​ ​of​ ​the New​ ​Haven​ ​culture.​ ​By​ ​partnering​ ​with​ ​local​ ​business​ ​both​ ​Artspace​ ​and​ ​Compass​ ​received food​ ​and​ ​beverage​ ​donations​ ​from​ ​Soul​ ​de​ ​Cuba​ ​Cafe,​ ​BAR​ ​pizza,​ ​Mionetto​ ​Prosecco,​ ​and Stony​ ​Creek​ ​Brewery. 

“City-Wide​ ​Open​ ​Studios​ ​annually​ ​unlocks​ ​the​ ​doors​ ​to​ ​hundreds​ ​of​ ​working​ ​spaces occupied​ ​by​ ​New​ ​Haven-based​ ​artists.​ ​​ ​These​ ​studios​ ​are​ ​sprinkled​ ​throughout​ ​the​ ​city​ ​in private​ ​homes,​ ​backyards,​ ​mixed-use​ ​industrial​ ​buildings​ ​and​ ​other​ ​unexpected​ ​sites. After​ ​you​ ​visit​ ​CWOS,​ ​you​ ​might​ ​walk​ ​around​ ​with​ ​a​ ​different​ ​attitude​ ​towards​ ​the​ ​city.​ ​​ ​We don't​ ​always​ ​have​ ​the​ ​opportunity​ ​to​ ​see​ ​the​ ​diversity​ ​of​ ​what's​ ​being​ ​made​ ​around​ ​us​ ​on​ ​a daily​ ​basis--​ ​from​ ​visual​ ​art​ ​to​ ​music,​ ​design,​ ​craft,​ ​fashion​ ​and​ ​the​ ​literary​ ​arts.​ ​​ ​Also surprising​ ​are​ ​the​ ​shear​ ​number​ ​of​ ​artists​ ​who​ ​juggle​ ​professional​ ​careers​ ​to​ ​sustain​ ​their practice.

Private​ ​ Parts​​ ​allowed​ ​visitors​ ​to​ ​experience​ ​the​ ​thrill​ ​of​ ​encountering​ ​art​ ​outside​ ​of the​ ​traditional​ ​white​ ​wall​ ​gallery​ ​setting.​ ​The​ ​show​ ​consisted​ ​of​ ​unorthodox​ ​installations, some​ ​wildly​ ​imaginative,​ ​set​ ​up​ ​in​ ​the​ ​apartment's​ ​living​ ​room,​ ​kitchen,​ ​bedroom, bathrooms,​ ​laundry​ ​room​ ​and​ ​study.​ ​​ ​The​ ​apartment​ ​became​ ​a​ ​laboratory​ ​and​ ​stage​ ​set for​ ​animating​ ​new​ ​ways​ ​of​ ​thinking​ ​about,​ ​displaying,​ ​contextualizing​ ​and​ ​living​ ​with​ ​art. Artspace​ ​was​ ​thrilled​ ​to​ ​partner​ ​with​ ​Compass​ ​on​ ​this​ ​meaningful​ ​project,​ ​which encouraged​ ​exchange​ ​between​ ​working​ ​artists,​ ​local​ ​community​ ​stakeholders,​ ​and​ ​real estate​ ​professionals,​ ​and​ ​we​ ​look​ ​forward​ ​to​ ​future​ ​collaborations,"​ ​said​ ​Sarah​ ​Fritchey, Curator/Gallery​ ​Director​ ​of​ ​Artspace. 

As​ ​new​ ​partners,​ ​Compass​ ​and​ ​Artspace​ ​plan​ ​on​ ​continuing​ ​their​ ​relationship​ ​and​ ​will​ ​be working​ ​together​ ​on​ ​Compass’​ ​next​ ​ARTlab​ ​property​ ​to​ ​launch​ ​in​ ​Stamford,​ ​CT.

About​ ​ Artspace
Artspace​ ​is​ ​a​ ​visionary​ ​and​ ​dynamic​ ​non-profit​ ​organization​ ​championing​ ​emerging​ ​artists​ ​and building​ ​new​ ​audiences​ ​for​ ​contemporary​ ​art.​ ​Our​ ​exhibition​ ​and​ ​commissioning​ ​programs​ ​(in the​ ​gallery,​ ​out​ ​of​ ​doors,​ ​and​ ​city-wide)​ ​encourage​ ​experimentation,​ ​discovery,​ ​and​ ​lively​ ​civic discourse,​ ​while​ ​fostering​ ​appreciation​ ​for​ ​the​ ​vital​ ​role​ ​that​ ​artists​ ​play​ ​in​ ​improving​ ​our community.​ ​Artspace’s​ ​mission​ ​is​ ​three-fold:​ ​to​ ​catalyze​ ​artistic​ ​activities;​ ​connect​ ​contemporary artists,​ ​audiences,​ ​and​ ​resources;​ ​and​ ​to​ ​enrich​ ​art​ ​experiences​ ​and​ ​activate​ ​art​ ​spaces.​ ​To learn​ ​more​ ​about​ ​Artspace​ ​visit:​ ​​www.artspacenh.org    

About​ ​ Compass​ ​ Furnished​ ​ Apartments
Compass​ ​Furnished​ ​Apartments​ ​is​ ​a​ ​leading​ ​provider​ ​of​ ​both​ ​short-term​ ​and​ ​long-term​ ​fully furnished​ ​apartments​ ​throughout​ ​the​ ​Northeastern​ ​United​ ​States.​ ​Our​ ​comfortable​ ​homes, streamlined​ ​reservation​ ​process,​ ​and​ ​“concierge-style”​ ​client​ ​services​ ​enable​ ​us​ ​to​ ​provide​ ​our guests​ ​with​ ​an​ ​exceptional​ ​experience,​ ​all​ ​at​ ​a​ ​tremendous​ ​value.​ ​Our​ ​forward-looking​ ​approach to​ ​technology​ ​and​ ​sustainable​ ​business​ ​practices,​ ​coupled​ ​with​ ​our​ ​ability​ ​to​ ​evaluate​ ​and​ ​fulfill the​ ​specific​ ​needs​ ​of​ ​every​ ​client,​ ​lead​ ​many​ ​to​ ​choose​ ​Compass​ ​for​ ​their​ ​furnished​ ​apartment needs. Visit www.compasscorp.com for more on Compass and ARTlab.