Mural at 1241 Carpenter Street Artists Studios by Philip Adams, Mural Arts
our building

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

In the 19th and early 20th centuries, the Main Belting Company manufactured the enormous belts that kept the industrial gears spinning in Philadelphia and beyond.

Today our building is always buzzing with our many creative businesses and art studios. Local artists say, 1241 Carpenter remains one of Philadelphia’s long-lasting artist enclaves, and one of the best. The diverse group — a collection of painters, blacksmiths, book restorers, screen printers, and more — allows collaboration.

exhibition art by KARMIKAZE and MORGAN PLANT
PHANTASMAGORIA is a collection of mixed media works by karmikaze and Morgan Plant. The works came as a result of feverish experimentation and the compulsive need for creation. Inside this exhibition you will observe what results are left when an idea is ripped from the soul of the artist and pressed to the page. The artists have created numerous pieces, from etchings to linocuts to oil paintings, demonstrating interdisciplinary study and the endless opportunities these materials can provide. Each work tells a different story, whether it be an allegorical overview of the ordeal of being known, or a fantastical world full of mystery and beautiful creatures.


1241 events

Join us 12-6 on Saturday, October 15 on the 2nd Floor
Alyse Bernstein, Brooke Hine, Phyllis Gorsen

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