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First Friday Preview: Friday, December 7th
Art Auction: Saturday, December 15th
Doors at 6pm / Bidding at 7pm
1026 Arch Street 2nd Floor Philadelphia PA 10107
Space 1026 has continued to thrive for 21 years with the support of its members past and present, as well as those within the Philadelphia community. The annual Art Auction has always been a major calendar event – donations and attendance from the auction foster our continued existence as an art collective and DIY venue in a very crucial way. And as we prepare to say goodbye to Space 1026 Arch Street and plan, quite literally, our next move, this year’s Art Auction matters more than ever. In its 21st year, Space 1026 continues to provide affordable studio spaces, houses a shared silk screen facility, and offers members a chance to be part of the Philadelphia art community while serving as a supportive venue for a variety of gallery programs.
The Art Auction donations contribute to Space 1026 in a multitude of ways. They help sustain the Space 1026 gallery and studio facilities. They cover the cost of repairs, equipment and materials; they enable artists to create and print promotional postcards at openings for visiting artists; they supplement continued participation in group shows, and cover other costs necessary in hosting events throughout the year. The Art Auction also provides an accessible means for new audiences to discover and own unique artwork donated by members and supporters. Not only does the auction feature work from prominent Space 1026 members like Adam Wallacavage, Andrew Jeffrey Wright, Alex Lukas, Tara Booth, and James Ulmer, but it also boats a collection of pieces from celebrated national artists like Charles Burns, Tim Kerr, Ed Templeton and Erin Riley.