Street Road is an experimental art space in Western Chester County, Pennsylvania.
Developed as an evolution of a family real estate business, Street Road's exhibitions and projects 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 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.