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Rent RAW for unforgettable social gatherings, private screenings, or receptions.


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All-Inclusive Holiday Party Rental Packages

Host your holiday party surrounded by contemporary artwork and let us take care of all the details!

Holiday Party Packages include RAW staff to help plan and orchestrate your event, along with all the tables, chairs and linens you’ll need. The package price also includes optional audio/visual setup. Full bar with a bartender is available upon request. No need to search for a caterer – we offer festive catering packages from The Kitchen at Billings Forge. All you need to do is invite your guests!

For more details and to reserve your date, contact Jess.


Why Rent RAW?

Real Art Ways is a uniquely comfortable and distinctive environment for your special event. With a theater, four galleries full of contemporary art, a comfortable lounge, and full bar capabilities, Real Art Ways is ideal for social gatherings, presentations, lectures, holiday parties, receptions, and celebrations.

We’ve hosted everything from corporate retreats to wedding receptions, and we even have an all-inclusive children’s birthday package! Real Art Ways’ talented staff can make your event, whatever it may be, a memorable one.


Our Spaces

The Loading Dock Lounge and Real Room are adaptable for intimate social gatherings, conversations, and larger receptions.

The Main Galleries feature a rotating schedule of innovative contemporary art. We offer specialized tours of our exhibitions that can be tailored to your group.


Location, Catering, Café, Accessibility

Our café is stocked with wine, beer, soft drinks, and coffee beverages, and a full bar is available on request. We’re happy to work with your preferred caterer.

Our building is handicapped accessible, and our safe, secure parking lot has space for more than 250 cars.



Our theater seats 154 people and is wired for video and PowerPoint projections. The theater has superb acoustics and theatrical lighting for lectures, forums, films, and discussions.


Real Birthday Parties: a unique (and painless) way to celebrate

Host your child’s birthday party at Real Art Ways! All you need to do is pick a movie and bring the cake.

Cost: $500.

Event includes:

  • 2 hours private use of the Cinema
  • 1 hour reception in the Real Room and Loading Dock Lounge
  • Popcorn and soft drinks
  • Tables, chairs and paper goods

Your guest list is limited only by the Cinema capacity, which is 150 people. We request that there is one adult per 10 children. Refreshments are included for the first 25 guests. Additional concessions can be made available. Parties may be held Saturday and Sunday before regularly scheduled films with some options during weekdays and school holidays. Dates and times are subject to availability. A $100 deposit is required to secure your date.

For more information or to book an event, email Jess.