Monday, December 8, 2014


Great affordable gift options for family and friends! Come check out the 40th Street AIR Holiday Art Sale, this Saturday and Sunday (the 13th and 14th) from 12 to 6 pm at the AIRSPACE Gallery, first floor of 4007 Chestnut Street. We'll have paintings, prints, sculptures, holiday cards, tinctures, crafts--you name it! Featuring work by our current residents Althea Baird, TenBroeck Cripps, Brujo de La Mancha, Aislinn Pentecost-Farren and Lorna Williams, as well as many guest artists. 

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Panel on Spacemaking THIS THURSDAY

AIR's very own director Gina Renzi will be participating in a panel "Spacemaking--Surveying New Residency Programs in Philadelphia," presented by Moore College of of Art and Design. The event is this Thursday, December 4th from 6:30-8:00, free and open to the public in Stewart Auditorium (20th Street and the Parkway).

Gina will be joined panel by Nancy Chen, Lillian Dunn, Lee Tusman, and moderator Dave Kyu. Attend to hear information and discussion on the past, present, and future of collaborative artwork and artist-in-residency programs all around the Philly community.

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Sunday, November 9, 2014


2013-2014 AIR residents Brian Bazemore and Lucy Pistilli are curating ongoing storefront window displays on 40th Street, from just north of Chestnut up to Locust Moon Comics. Featured artists include both former and current residents, as well as friends of the program. See below for a preview and like our Facebook page to stay updated on the displays. Stroll past and check it out!

Monday, October 13, 2014

POST Oct. 11 and 12

AIR had a successful weekend of Philadelphia Open Studio Tours (POST)! POST presents an annual opportunity for members of the Philadelphia community to explore and communicate with local artists (more information can be found at The West of Broad Street tours occurred this past Saturday and Sunday, October 11 and 12. The East of Broad Street tours will happen on Saturday, October 25 and Sunday, October 26, from noon to 6 pm on both days.

This weekend, people filtered in to chat with some of our current residents Aislinn Pentecost-Farren, Althea Baird, Brujo De la Mancha, and Tenbroeck Cripps; our artist liaison Heidi Ratanavanich; past residents Brian Bazemore and Lucy Pistilli; and our guest artist Johanna Inman. AIR had the honor of presenting a collection of photographs by Inman in our 4007 Chestnut Street Gallery. Visitors got a chance to see the artists at work, preview their pieces, and speak with them about their inspirations. Visitors could also see some work by Lorna Williams, another current resident. See the pictures below for a taste of the event. 

Johanna Inman talks about her process and work with guests.
Lucy Pistilli shares her inspiration with a visitor.
Guests chat with Tenbroeck Cripps in her 4007 studio.
A piece by Lorna Williams.
Work by Brujo De la Mancha.

Aislinn Pentecost-Farren and visitors discuss the Sckuylkill River.
AIR will continue to provide resident artists and the artist liaison with free studio space until next August. Each resident will then have a one-month show, exhibited at 4007 Chestnut Street, starting next year (2015). Stay tuned for more information!