New London — Before the pandemic, Cultured Studios was a live event venue, art gallery and community gathering space. While the business has the “same energy,” owner Juanita Austin said, the focus is now on content production, such as videos, livestreams and virtual events.
Cultured Studios, which Austin founded in 2019, was operating out of 176 State St. up until April.
“We weren’t able to do live music, and that was sort of our bread and butter there,” Austin said. The lease was ending, so she opted to leave while figuring out next steps.
Cultured Studios reopened a month ago at 237 State St., in a long-vacant space that has a street-facing entrance — featuring works by local artist Klashwon — but is mostly underground, under Spark Makerspace.
It reopened through New London’s Pop-Up Marketplace Program, which provides business and nonprofit tenants entering new…