Street Road is an experimental art space in Western Chester County, Pennsylvania.
Visiting / Hours:
Street Road is open from 10am to 4pm every Friday and Saturday.
and by appointment, and chance:
Please call 610-869-4712 or email us to set up an out of hours visit, or, if you are driving by and see cars outside, just drop in. If you are far, far away, and can't visit in person, we love visits by Skype - email us to set up a virtual visit.
Developed as an evolution of a family real estate business, Street Road Artists Space sponsors exhibitions and projects that relate directly to the problematic, capital-driven activity which produced its possibility, and imperative. Investigations into received wisdom on property and ownership, and how this relates to social spaces and relationships, are the focus. Our building is a newly renovated 1930s cottage, previously slated for demolition, and restored ably by local builder Tom Savage. We're located at the crossroads of the Gap Newport Pike and Street Road (Routes 41 and 926), in a culturally neglected but fascinating area that lies between rural farmland, Amish country, horse country and land preservation enthusiasm, towns impoverished by big-box proliferation of the 1990s and early 2000s, and encroaching McMansion-ization growing out from the cities of Philadelphia, Wilmington and Lancaster. Our exhibition series focuses on the changing nature of place, as well as the relatively unusual rural setting for the exhibition of contemporary work.
Current, recent, upcoming events:
Harvest Day, Community Picnic
Join us from 3:30 to 7
Let's come together and share a meal, picnic style, with the beautiful vegetables that have grown in the Crisis Farm Table over the summer.
Tomatoes, peppers, salad greens, basil, parsley, and edible flowers have been thriving in Maryann Worell + Doug Mott's participatory art piece. Pairing the on-site harvest with more vegetables and herbs from home we will make a great meal and mix some herb infused cocktails.
3:30 Harvest and Preparation
(arrive promptly at 3:30 if you would like to take part in the harvest)
4:30-6:30/7 Picnic style meal
Please feel free to bring anything home grown +/or prepared to be a part of the meal.
Special movie feature 2:00-3:30
Join us a bit earlier if you can, for a screening of
Werner Herzog’s 'Encounters at the End of the World' in connection with Julia Dooley's installation in our Sailing Stones exhibition.