historic 1241 Carpenter Street
our building

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

See the July 28, 2019 story in The Philadelphia Inquirer >

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.

Two annual events where the building is open the public are Philadelphia Open Studio Tours (POST) each October, a craft show in November, and the Handmade Brigade in early December. 

Sally K. Eisenberg:  Visualization of Hope

2020 was a year filled with challenges, tumult, fear, anxiety, isolation, newfound appreciations, and inner work.  During this unprecedented and historic time, abstract artist Sally K. Eisenberg delved deep within, developing a body of work evoking her own 2020 journey with the ultimate goal of invoking hope for herself and the world.  

The title of her exhibition “Visualization of Hope” is a grouping of 7 pieces of herself, communicated through each canvas and interpreted through the viewer’s own journey.

It is through her own inner lens of HOPE that these works arose.  Her intention for this show is for others to think about and share their own words of hope for 2021, and beyond, so that we can all evolve in community with a brighter light and clearer vision.


1241 events

Big sale.
Friday, June 14, 3-6 PM
Saturday, June 15, , 3-6 PM

Some people sing the blues. Some people feel blue. Picasso has a blue period. Blue is Royal. Submit your postcard sized art.

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