Space 1026 has continued to thrive for 22 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. In its 22nd year, Space 1026 continues to provide affordable studio spaces, house 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 and workshops
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.
As much as this is a fundraising event for them, it’s also a party for YOU, the community that has unwaveringly supported our DIY mission through all these fun and messy years. There will be food, beverages, an awesome live auctioneer, music, and overall rowdiness. As for the auctioning itself, Space 1026 invites everyone to participate and enjoy. This event is a great opportunity for collectors both seasoned and just starting out, to get their hands on a piece of original artwork at an affordable price.
In some ways, this year is unlike any other for their members; in others, it is no less different – for they are fortunate to have the support of a strong community that continues to promote eclectic gallery programming and a growing network of artists, a community whose love and appreciation is sure to follow Space 1026 to their new doorstep. So come celebrate with the Space 1026 family as they host the very first Art Auction to be held at 844 North Broad Street.