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Gallery Space Rental


For more information about renting the galleries or other space at the Octagon for your special event, please contact Jill Goldsmith at 515.232.5331 ext. 223 or email membership@octagonarts.org

To see if the date you would like to rent is available please fill out our Rental Date Request!  Please contact us at least two weeks prior to your intended rental date.


 

 

Main Gallery 

 

The Octagon Main Gallery provides a sophisticated environment for weddings and receptions, business meetings, fundraisers, recitals, and many other events. The space features a baby grand piano (tuned regularly), a raised stage, a brand new podium with a microphone, and will be showcasing world-class art work for your guests to enjoy. 

 

 

Seating

 

Whether your event requires row seating, banquet seating, or standing-room only, the Main Gallery is sure to impress! Below is listed the maximum capacity for each style of seating:

 

Row Seating 100
Banquet Seating 120
Standing Room 175

 

 

 

Cost of Rental

 

The Main Gallery is as affordable as it is wonderful! Our hourly rates are listed below, and for an additional fee, we will set up and take down tables and chairs to your exact specification. Hosting your event doesn't need to be time-consuming! You can even bring a caterer of your choice!

 

Day Time $/hr
Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm $50/hr
Monday - Friday 5 pm - 10 pm $100/hr
Saturday & Sunday 8 am - 10 pm $100/hr

 

Beer/Wine Fee $50
Table & Chair Set Up Fee $75

 

An elevator and stairs provide access to the Main Gallery located on the third floor of the Octagon.

 


   

 

Community Gallery 

 

The recently renovated Octagon Community Gallery, located on the street level, provides a stylish, intimate space. It's great for high school and college graduation parties, bridal and baby showers, business meetings, and many other social events. The space features gorgeously lacquered hardwood floors, natural light, and a large display bench beneath the window, which when not in use for exhibits is perfect as a gift table at showers, or to display photographs and yearbooks at a graduation. The gallery will also be displaying a professionally-hung exhibit of beautiful artwork for you and your guests to enjoy. You can even bring a caterer of your choice!

 

Seating

 

The Community Gallery will be both functional and fashionable at your event! The space will comfortably accommodate row seating (perfect for speakers and small seminars), table seating (a popular choice for rehearsal dinners, business meetings, and showers), or a standing room only crowd (great for cocktail-hour mixers, or a social meet-and-greet). Below is listed the maximum capacity for each style of seating:

 

Row Seating 50
Table Seating 40
Standing Room 65

 

 

Cost of Rental

 

The Community Gallery offers a beautifully renovated space at extremely competitive rates. Your rental fee will include a complimentary one hour decorating time before the event (by appointment only)! Below is listed the hourly cost of rental for the Community Gallery:

 

Day Time $/hr
Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm $25/hr
Monday - Friday 5 pm - 10 pm $35/hr
Saturday & Sunday 8 am - 10 pm $35/hr

 

Beer/Wine Fee $50
Table & Chair Set Up Fee $25

 

The Community Gallery is handicap accessible, and offers two wheelchair accessible bathrooms, located just down the hall.


Dance Studio

Dance Studio

The Dance Studio has west facing windows, body-length mirrors along one wall, and an open floor plan. The hardwood floor is slightly interrupted by one pillar in the middle of the room. Great for photo and video shoots as well as parties!  You can even bring a caterer of your choice!

 

Seating

 

Row Seating 70
Table Seating 65
Standing Room 85


Cost of Rental

 

Day Time $/hr
Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm $35/hr
Monday - Friday 5 pm - 10 pm $50/hr
Saturday & Sunday 8 am - 10 pm $50/hr

 

Beer/Wine Fee $50
Table & Chair Set Up Fee $50

Board Room

Sweeney Gallery

The Board Room is a great place to have a meeting! If you need some where to meet free from distractions this is the room for you. You can even bring a caterer of your choice!

 

Seating:

 

The tables in the board room can not be removed. Tables seat 15 people comfortably. 


Cost of Rental:

 

Day Time $/hr
Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm $25/hr
Monday - Friday 5 pm - 10 pm $35/hr
Saturday & Sunday 8 am - 10 pm $35/hr

 


Ask about receiving a discounted rate on your next Octagon Gallery rental if:

  • You are a 501(c)3 organization.
  • You are an Octagon Member.
  • Your event is a music recital.
  • You are renting a space for 8 hours or more.

 

 

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