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Art Works is an art gallery with 5 rooms and 75 artist studios within its urban building in Manchester. The local, national and international artwork creates a one-of-a-kind backdrop and provides a fun cocktail hour or reception. Guests, both local and out-of-towners, get to discover the studios and walls filled with artwork at every turn.
Art Works has been holding special events in their space for 13 years. Past events have included weddings, ceremonies, seminars, reunions, anniversaries, birthdays, vow renewals, retirement parties, showers and rehearsals.
The capacity for sit-down events is 250 people.
The capacity for cocktail-style events is 300.
Jane Sandelin Gallery - 250 sit-down, 300 standing. The largest gallery, located on the first floor.
All-Media Gallery - 70 sit-down, 100 standing. The second largest gallery, located on the 2nd floor. Wedding ceremonies can take place in the All-Media Gallery.
Centre Gallery - (30 sit-down, 40 standing). Adjacent to the Jane Sandelin Gallery. Typically rented out for for showers, meetings, book signings and seminars. Buffet/food can be set up here for full-facility rentals.
Art Works welcomes any licensed caterer. They have a list of caterers to recommend.
Included in the All-Inclusive Rental
All-inclusive rentals at Art Works include:
Seating and tables for up to 100 people. (Additional seating needs must be handled separately)
Lighting. Bistro lights, 4 drop-down lights, and accent lights on poles. (Does not include color lights).
Security. An off-duty police officer comes for the last 4 hours of the event.
Parking. Up to 170 parking spaces are available in the adjacent lot. (For smaller events that are not all-inclusive, parking is $2/car.)
A/V. 2 projectors and a TV.
Changing rooms. An empty studio with furniture.
Paper lanterns. White hanging paper lanterns for decor.
Set-up and break-down.
Event Manager helps facilitate on-site coordination on the day of the event, directing vendors before the event begins, and who walks around during the event making sure needs are taken care of. In addition a Gallery Assistant is available so that guests can purchase art works and have questions answered about local artists at any time during the event.
Add-Ons For An Additional Fee
Day-before set up, if possible to schedule, is typically $250.
Art Works is available every day of the week, from 8 am to 12 midnight.
The first floor of Art Works is fully handicapped accessible.
Send a message through PartyRVA to receive $200 off an all-inclusive rental package that takes place on a Friday or a Sunday.
Hourly rates for meetings and seminars are $35/hr for the Centre Gallery, $55/hr for the All Media Gallery, and $110/hr for the Jane Sandelin Gallery.
Parties of 30 people or less can rent the Centre Gallery for $350 for 7 hour, with tables and chairs included.
All-facility rentals typically range from $1,800 to $2,900 and include everything needed for the rental.
Nonprofits enjoy special discounts on galleries and services.
"During our event, the different galleries were open, so, if you have a cocktail hour or if guests arrive early, they are welcome to view the different art work and keep themselves entertained instead of sitting at a table and waiting. Overall, it was a very pleasurable experience and wonderful people to work with!" - Aimee, WeddingWire
"This venue was a great choice for Ben and I. Having the artwork for our guest to look at was an added pleasure. Glenda and the gang were great to work with." - Ronnie, WedidngWire
"By far, Art Works was the easiest, most helpful venue to work with on my wedding day! They were very responsive with any question I had, and anytime I asked if I could do something their answer was "yes!" They were the most laid back venue. There were no restrictions on which vendors or caterers I could use. They let me bring in decorations, alcohol, etc. starting the weekend before the event, which helped me immensely, because I don't think I could have gotten all of those items to the venue the day before or the day of. They have many different package options to suit your every need. I was very pleased and have already recommended them to a few people. Talk about easy and stress free!" - Shannon, WeddingWire