5015 Penn Ave., Garfield
Jason and Nina Sauer's independent gallery helps anchor the Penn Avenue arts corridor with its DIY vibe and bustling but mellow atmosphere. This "community-service organization disguised as an art gallery" tackles everything from trans-racial adoption and creepy doll art to Jason Sauer's enthusiasm for demolition derby.
2nd: SPACE, Downtown
3rd: Revision Space, Lawrenceville