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Space 1026 Art Auction

  • Space 1026 1026 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA, 19107 United States (map)

Doors at 6pm
Bidding begins at 7pm 

Join us on SATURDAY 12/15!

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.

Your 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 us, 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, we invite 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 our members; in others, it is no less different – for we 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 us to our new doorstep. So come celebrate with the Space 1026 family as we host the very last Art Auction to be held at 1026 Arch Street!