Street Road is an experimental art space in western Chester County, Pennsylvania.
Visiting / Hours:
Summer exhibit 7000acres hours will be as follows:
Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 11 AM to 4 PM
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.
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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. Investigations into received wisdom on property and ownership, and how this relates to social spaces and relationships, are the focus.
Our building is a 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 an area that lies between rural farmland, Amish country, horse country, land preservation efforts, towns impoverished by big-box proliferation, and encroaching suburbanization growing out from the cities of Philadelphia, Wilmington and Lancaster.
CURRENT & UPCOMING:
7000 acres: a residents' history
May 21st- July 15th, 2016
Opening day: May 21st, 3-8pm
Collecting contributions up to and throughout the exhibition. More...
Street Road Reading Group
In June 2016 we'll be reading Witold Rybczynski's Last Harvest: from Cornfield to New Town: Real Estate Development from George Washington to the Builders of the Twenty-First Century, and Why We Live in Houses Anyway
Little Free Library Street Road has joined the Little Free Library movement. Our LFL will focus on the subjects of art and land and is currently accessible by appointment. The 24/7 accessible outdoor segment is under construction and will be complete in early December. If you're driving down Route 41, stop by and leave a book, take a book, or both. Accepting book donations now.
UK artist Adrian Barron has a new iteration of his series Heterotopia West in the front garden. His Supervene Forest, a planting of 2000 acorns last fall is bearing fruit - small oak shoots are coming up.