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.

Our newest addition to the building is Ground Floor an exhibition space. 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! 

All You Need Is Paper ARTSPACE 1241

Untitled (detail) by Heather McMordie, 2016

Seven artists make new works on paper, with paper and for paper!
Opening reception: Friday, September 2, 6-8pm
Artist meet and greet: Sunday, September 25, 2-4pm

All You Need is Paper presents new works on paper by seven artists invited by 1241 studio resident Nancy Sophy. The exhibit features artists who work across a variety of mediums in their everyday practice, including painting, sculpture, performance, ceramics, printmaking and installation, who in this case have been asked to bring their own unique perspectives to paper.


1241 events

It's spring and it's getting greener every minute. We've heard people say "the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence" — really? Is that what this show is all about? Maybe, maybe not.
DEADLINE: Monday, May 9 : 4:30 pm

Heavy Bubble is pleased to announce our second biennial single-sheet book show is accepting entries. This is an open call. EXTENDED Deadline! Monday, November 30, 2015