03.01 2018

First Friday – March

First Friday
March 2nd
5:30pm – 9:00pm

Jaither West’s paintings engage with both homage and reportage. As an avid breakdancer, he pays tribute to the history of hip-hop for inspiration, painting the personalities of hip-hop’s golden era. West also paints from current events and daily life, including political campaigns and his daily commute. His work has always explored the details of the activity and the people who inhabit or pass through the city of Philadelphia. He paints to record memories and draw attention to important but often marginalized moments in history. West’s work is a way for him to experience history, communicate his passions and honor those whom he respects. Within the past year he has begun painting on a larger more immersive scale. This scale allows him to condense and include more information creating a richer history and creates an environment for the viewer to physically enter. Whether about breakdancing or historical figures, the paintings give him a platform to share the things he is passionate about with a larger audience.

West continues to explore the history of hip-hop and breakdancing through his installation and mural at Space 1026. Each piece of information recorded in his paintings takes him down a new path of discovery and allows his stream of consciousness to explore whatever new topics open up to him.

Jaither West (b. 1988) is a self-taught painter living and working in Philadelphia. His work focuses on his everyday life—from famous personalities like Michael Jackson and John F. Kennedy to the individuals he sees every day on his commute. West often incorporates his daily activities and experiences into his paintings through the presence of himself breakdancing or through his densely rendered paintings and drawings of his SEPTA commute. West has studied at Temple University and Fleisher Art Memorial and has exhibited throughout the region including Art in City Hall, Savory Gallery, Fleisher-Ollman Gallery, all Philadelphia, and Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ.

01.17 2018


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Tonight! January 17th!
7pm – 11pm
$5 – $7

Space 1026
1026 Arch St., 2nd fl.

01.03 2018

First Friday – January


Do you suffer from seasonal affective disorder? Do you hate winter and need an excuse to get out of your house? Do you like the taste of cold blue Rocky Mountains? Do you know that blue is a hue? Do you know that in visual perception color is almost never seen as it really is? If any of these things intrigue you come out to 1026 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 7-9 P.M. for a vibrant evening.

12.19 2017

Carry On ♫ mix ♫

Featuring: Andy Stott, Traxman, 非実体, Sigmund Washington, Prefix Moniker, World War, Orlando and more…

Carry On ♫ mix ♫

12.07 2017

Space 1026 Art Auction Friday, December 08, 2017!


Doors at 6 pm / Bidding at 7 pm

Space 1026 has continued to thrive for 20 years with the
support of its members past and present, the Philadelphia
community, and the generous donations from our annual
art auction.  Come and bid on art by Kristin Farr, Adam Crawford, Max Seckle, Adam Wallacavage, Tara Booth, Nate Harris, Jenna Robb, James Bonney, Matt Furie, Angela Rio, Emilia Brintnall, Miriam Singer and so many more!!

Hope to see you there!

1026 Arch St., 2nd fl.

Special shout out to Philly Stewards, one of this year’s Auction Sponsors! Philly Stewards is an educational organization dedicated to the collection, support and promotion of Philadelphia’s Art and Artists. Find out more here: Philly Stewards

12.04 2017

NEW THINGZ 4 at Space 1026 tonight!


NEW THINGZ is a show where comedians do new material that they have done zero to three times before. So new! So unreliable! So brave!
New stuff from:

Annie Paradis
Pete Steele
Kate Banford
Joe Bell
Sidney Gantt
Caitlin Feeney
Jacob Marcinek
Kyle Harris
Ari Fishbein
Tommy Touhill

Hosted by Andrew Jeffrey Wright

Come for the comedy. Stay for the jokes.

Monday, December 4th
doors 7:30pm
comedy 8pm – 9:30

11.09 2017

Space 1026 Art Auction 2017

10.12 2017


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Kurt Hunte & Jayson Musson <:3( )~~~ Space 1026 First Friday November 3, 2017 6pm - 10pm

09.12 2017

2 Incredible 2 Dreamz at SPACE 1026

INCREDIBLE DREAMZ returns to the Philly Fringe festival with their latest offering, 2 INCREDIBLE 2 DREAMZ. Deeply personal and profoundly experimental, INCREDIBLE DREAMZ features hypermodern dance, poststructural comedy, and physical theater to create a delicate banana peel ballet. A frothy pudding of frothy relationships, frothy emotional push-ups and frothy vulnerability so disorienting and engrossing that you won’t understand art anymore.

INCREDIBLE DREAMZ is a comedy collective featuring The Incredible Shrinking Matt & Jacquie (Matthew Schmid and Jacquie Baker) and The New Dreamz (Rose Luardo and Andrew Jeffrey Wright). After years of working in the Philadelphia music, art, and comedy scene, these four merged to create a surreal, experimental comedy experience for the 2016 Fringe Festival which DC Metro Theater Arts hailed as “an absurd offering of silly, surreal, funny shtick with a side of bologna roll.”

SEPT. 13 at 8 PM
SEPT. 14 at 8 PM
SEPT. 15 at 7 PM
SEPT. 16 at 2 PM
SEPT. 16 at 8 PM

$10 tickets online or at door. Do come.


09.03 2017

Crystal Stokowski at Benna’s in South Philly and Siren Arts in Asbury Park, NJ

Sea Spirits Opens September 8th 7-9pm

Sea Spirits Opens September 8th 7-9pm