historic 1241 Carpenter Street
our building

Over fifty artists and craftspeople working in an awesome 19th Century factory building. 

We're in the Hawthorne neighborhood of Philadelphia. We're often lumped in with Bella Vista to the east and South Philadelphia which officially begins south of Washington Avenue. Our building is always buzzing with our many creative businesses and art studios.

One exhibition venues is  ARTSPACE 1241. It features our tenants and some guest artists each month.

Our close proximity to the Italian Market is terrific for us and our visitors. It's an authentic taste of Philadelphia! 

Mike Gamble

Mike Gamble’s current work focuses primarily on the reduction woodcut. It is typically figurative with subtle surreal themes. The work focuses on exposing the many layers of the human experience both literally and through suggestion. There are sometimes visual separations in the work to expose the internal layers we all share as humans. There is a focus on unity and a connection between the subjects within the work. 


Opening Reception

Friday, November 10 / 6 -10 PM


Mike Gamble is Philadelphia based printmaker, painter, and woodworker. He received a BFA in Printmaking from Tyler School of Art. He has shown work at Napolean, Artspace 124, and Eiland Arts Center.



1241 events

Invisible Landscapes is an exhibition of works on paper, prints, and artist books, by Alice Austin and Andrea Krupp exploring invisible landscapes. Join us for Andrea's artist talk.

Artist presentation and closing reception, Saturday June 24 ? 4-6 PM

One of the six talented Community Supported Artists, Alexis Nutini of Dos Tres Press, will be opening up his shop for an afternoon of print demonstrations, refreshments and a preview of his 2017 Community Supported Art edition.

June 24 / 3 - 7 PM

Our third biennial single-sheet book show is an international call.
Participate in our upcoming single sheet book show. The prospectus is included at the link. Start folding and join the heavybubble mailing list to get updtes about when and how to submit and follow on twitter @heavybubble