Spacious East Van Studio And Gallery
Bright and Airy Studio & Gallery Space in The Heart of East Van
With a capacity of 50 people, be it a party, workshop, networking event, film project, photo shoot, art exhibition or just a place to get creative—we have the space for you!
This bright, spacious and fully accessible studio and gallery space is located in the heart of East Vancouver’s creative hub; just off Commercial Drive on Venables Street, located steps away from the newly opened East Van Brewery, Uprising Breads Bakery, and just a block away from Britannia Community Center.
Weekdays, the studio is used as a creative work space for a collective of local artists, the gallery is open for rent if shared space is a consideration. The entire space is available for rentals starting at 4:00pm evenings through 11:00pm; 7:00am-11:00pm Saturdays and Sundays.
Built in 2016, this space is fresh and new, offering a number of amenities to suit your needs, including:
- Adjustable lighting
- Kitchen with a microwave, sink, dishwasher, and fridge
- Garage door that opens up into a loading area in the back alley, offering fresh air
- Wall mounted 75" smart TV
- Built-in SONOS sound system (you will need to download an app)
- Skylights for natural light
- High overhead ceiling
- Exposed wooden beams in gallery
- Floor to ceiling street front windows in the gallery, offering lots of natural light
- Flip top tables on wheels that can be easily moved to create a format you desire.
- 10 tables with 45 chairs
Gallery Exhibition (gallery only) $150/day
Gallery Exhibition (gallery only) $750/week
Gallery & Studio (entire space) $300/day (Weekends/holidays)
Gallery & Studio (entire space) $150/day (Monday-Thursday from 4pm-11pm) ($300 Friday 4-11pm)
Studio/Gallery viewings are available Monday-Friday 12:00pm - 3:00pm or may be accommodated after hours as per availability.
Monthly: not available
Cleaning Fee: $75
Minimum Booking: 1 day
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The Renter is required to adhere to the following:
will act to maintain the image and reputation of the gallery and studio (i.e. must not involve any illegal activities)
will act to maintain the safety and security of guests, participants, staff/ facilitators, and community members while at the studio or at collaborative events
will ensure that after the completion of the Event, the Space is left in the same or similar condition as received, which might include a general cleanup of tables, counters, chairs, and washrooms
will not remove art or signage from the walls. Art may be hung in the provided space in the front gallery only. Art in the back studio is not to be moved from the wall space.
tables and chairs are to be placed back in their original positions and will be responsible for clearing all trash generated at the Event and depositing it in the proper waste and recycling receptacles on site.
beyond ordinary wear and tear, Renter shall be responsible for any damages caused by Renter’s use of the Space. Renter shall arrange for the repair of any such damage. In the event if Renter does not make any necessary repairs, the studio shall arrange for the same at Renter’s expense.
complete a brief facility orientation and facility condition check list on, or prior, to event start date.
We loved this space and instructions for use of space was easy to follow. Thank you Cindy!
As always, a great space to hold our events!
Wonderful sun-lit community space where I had a weeklong art exhibition and was able to use the kitchen for my opening reception, which was a great help. The space was really easy to use (hanging system, back loading area, SONOS music, security panel) and I was able to gallery sit for the duration. Grateful to be able to store some of my bigger packing supplies in their studio area. Cindy was a good help, considering that I booked with and was liaising with a different colleague until a few weeks before my booking. Appreciate the check ins from her and other colleagues during my time there, and chats with artists in the collective who work in the studio. Great value and experience and I’d definitely book again!
This was a great space for my brother's birthday party, and for a really good price. The facilities are clean and kept in good condition.
This was the perfect space for our son’s first birthday. We used the gallery for food and drinks, and the kids had plenty of space to play in the studio. Cindy was great and easy to communicate with. The instructions provided were clear and easy to follow. I would highly recommend this space.
The space was really wonderful and we loved using it! We will be back!
What an absolutely fantastic space. I led a creative branding workshop and everything was better than I even thought it would be. The spaciousness, amenities, folding tables with wheels, kitchen, bathrooms, gallery space for yoga breaks, Sonos music system, easy load-in of supplies and the incredible energy of the space really elevated my event and took it to the next level. Thanks so much for offering this gem to the public. I will definitely be back again and again!
Cindy is very professional and quick to respond to questions. All necessary details and information are provided. I would absolutely recommend this venue. Thanks for providing such a great space to host my event!
This space was perfect for our event, good size and layout, great amenities and plenty of parking in the area. Cindy was so gracious and very easy to deal with. My only issue (and a small one) was the inability to adjust the lights. It was fine for the type of event we were having, but if I was doing something different/more intimate, the ability to dim the lights would be great, however, this would not prevent me from renting this space again. I understand from Cindy that the lighting is something that is being looked into. Our group enjoyed it so much that we are already planning the next event at this space.
Absolutely fantastic place at a great price. It was pefect for what we needed it for
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