Book your gathering at Real Art Ways!
– Attentive staff can help you create a memorable event
– Flexible, adaptable spaces
– Full bar available
“The space, the arrangement of the tables, etc. was lovely; the staff who assisted throughout the party were so gracious; the slideshow was a wonderful element, the acoustics were terrific!” – Sally L.
“We can’t thank you and your staff enough for the magical weekend that transpired. Everything went/looked/felt better than imagined!” – Aaron & Becky
For more information and to reserve your date, please complete the form at the bottom of this page.
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.
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.
For more information email Front of House Manager Xiang (Shawn) Cai.
(Above banner photo by Justin Jankus.)
Before filling out a rental request, please review our FAQs to guide whether Real Art Ways is the right venue for your needs
Q: What does Real Art Ways provide when renting out space?
Exactly that: space! We can also offer in-house tables, chairs and linens. For additional costs, we can provide audio/visual equipment, beverage packages and staffing.
Q: Do you have a kitchen I can use?
No, we do not have a kitchen. Real Art Ways does not supply catering, nor do we have preferred catering services. Renters can bring in their own food with the understanding that we do not have a kitchen or appliances to provide for heating/cooling.
Q: What is your capacity?
The capacity of our theater is 154 and the capacity of our combined gallery spaces is 1,250.
Q: Can I host a ticketed event at Real Art Ways?
Real Art Ways does not rent our space out for others’ ticketed events. If you are interested in collaborating with us on an event, we are open to hearing ideas!
Q: Can I have my wedding at Real Art Ways?
Yes! Real Art Ways has had many wedding events in our space. While we are not wedding planners we can make sure your day goes smoothly. ( see above for what we can provide)
Q: Do you have a non-profit rate?
Yes, non-profit organizations are eligible for additional discounts. As a reminder, we do not rent our space for fundraisers or other ticketed events.
Q: Is there someone to assist us on the day of my event?
Yes, a Site Manager/Event Coordinator will be onsite during your event to handle any venue related logistical and operational details.
Q: Do you have parking?
Yes, parking is free for all rentals.
Q: Are food trucks allowed?
Yes! Food trucks are allowed to park in the parking lot.
Q: Is your space accessible?
Q: Do I need to put down a deposit? Is it refundable if I need to cancel my event?
We do require a 25% deposit to secure the date of your event. Refunds are non refundable, unless cancellation is a direct result of Covid-19.