Sewickley’s first contemporary art gallery to open in April


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PITTSBURGH, PA – Art Space 616, the first contemporary art gallery located in Sewickley, has its grand opening on Friday, April 10th at 6:00 pm.  The 4,400 sq ft space, located at 616 Beaver Street, will allow artists to show non-traditional exhibitions.

Founded by Gallery Owner, Jessie Britton, Art Space 616 is committed to promoting emerging and established contemporary artists.

“I’m opening the new gallery as a gift to a community that has supported me over the years. It will attract even bigger international artists to the city and give local artists a more beautiful place to show. I want to make it the jewel of Pittsburgh.” says Britton.

Art Space 616 is led by Elysia Cecchetti, Director and Tim Hadfield, Director of Exhibitions.

“We are dedicated to finding the most exceptional art from regional and international communities,” says Cecchetti.

Art Space 616’s first exhibition will be featuring Pittsburgh and international artist, Martin Prekop. This exhibition is the first major survey of the work of Prekop. One of Pittsburgh’s most renowned and respected artists, Prekop has exhibited his work nationally and internationally, during an illustrious 40-year career.

“Martin is an iconic figure in the Pittsburgh art scene and his vision brings a national and international focus to the visual arts of our region,” said Hadfield.

Primarily spanning the cities of Chicago and Pittsburgh, he has enjoyed the status of a seminal figure in the art world of both. Covering this period of four decades, the artwork will be presented in groupings that focus on conceptual evolution and demonstrate the amazing industry of his production, in a diverse array of media.

This exhibit includes photography, painting, sculpture and installation, not to mention the radical transformation of his Pittsburgh home, that has featured in many publications and TV shows, including the Home and Garden Channel.

For more information about Art Space 616 or the Martin Prekop exhibit, call 412-259-8214 or visit

Art Space 616 is the newest addition to the growing art scene in Pittsburgh, and the premier contemporary gallery in the area.  The stylishly minimalist gallery exhibits emerging, mid-career and established artists creating contemporary works on paper, paintings, fine art photography, encaustic and assemblage. The mission of the Art Space 616 is to build a collaborative environment with artist communities and expose Pittsburgh to artist from different countries and new markets.


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