Event Space in Ann Arbor | Private Events at the Ann Arbor Art CenterAnn Arbor Art Center

Event Spaces

Located in the historic Walker Building in the heart of downtown the Ann Arbor Art Center is a unique venue to host your next private event. From intimate gatherings to mid-size celebrations the Art Center is the perfect event space in Ann Arbor for any occasion including bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, small to medium size weddings ceremonies and receptions, corporate training events, holiday parties, high school reunions, Bar and Bat Mitzvah’s, tailgate parties and more.

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Surrounded by art, we offer three unique spaces, each a different canvas for a one of kind experience:

The 117 Gallery on the second floor of the Art Center features eight art exhibitions annually showcasing both local and national artists adding to the excitement and décor of your event, as well as Studio 3 and 5 located on the third floor with a “New York Loft” vibe of exposed brick walls, wood floors and high ceilings. Studio 3 and Studio 5 may be rented separately or together to accommodate your event requirements. Together the 117 Gallery and Studios 3 & 5 will accommodate up to 75 guests per *floor based on set-up and rental pricing starts at $1000.

Click here to see our 2nd Floor Space Diagram | Click here to see our 3rd Floor Space Diagram

NEW SPACE: STUDIO 115

A new multi-level event space, featuring a gorgeous 2300 sq. ft. loft divided into two floors, that is the perfect stage for your corporate event, holiday party or social celebration. All in a centrally located landmark building.
The first floor is a chic storefront with dark hardwood floors, black and metallic details, and track lighting. The second floor has exposed brick and three gorgeous arched windows. They are joined by a stunning architect-designed staircase.
Strolling capacity of up to 160 guests and a seated capacity of up to 130 guests. Amenities include three bathrooms, catering staging area, and a storage space. Rentals are available for both spaces or just one.

"We've planned hundreds of weddings throughout the State of Michigan, and I can say without hesitation that the Ann Arbor Art Center has been one of the best places we've ever planned an event. Going into it I was certain that they wouldn't be supportive and allow us to take risks (most venues aren't and would rather do the same event time and time again), but I don't know why I thought that. They believe in the arts! The art of design, the art of creativity, the art of wonder, and the art of entertainment! It is for this reason we were able to design and execute the type of event that brought our clients to tears, and their guests to a point of total amazement. Thank you, Ann Arbor Art Center. Not only is your space a perfect blank canvas in which to create, but your staff went above and beyond for us. We really cannot thank you enough!- Alison Laesser-Keck and Bryan Keck, VLD Events

Our facility rental program allows for your choice of caterers, bartenders, entertainment and rental equipment. To learn more about hosting your next event and to schedule a tour, please contact Chelsea O'Hayer at (734) 926-4131 or fill out the inquiry form.

  • Facility Rentals Inquiry Form

Questions? Click here to see our Event Spaces Frequently Asked Questions

Interested in adding an element of art to your event? Check out our Art Party Add-Ons

Click here to read an article about our newly restored facilities

Please look at our calendar to see what dates we are already booked:

Nov 16 – Dec 31 all-day
Holiday Art Shop
12:00 am
Support local artists this holiday season by shopping for one-of-a-kind gifts from the Art Center's gallery shop! Gallery Hours: Monday - Saturday: 10AM-7PM Sunday: 12PM-6PM Closed at 2PM on Christmas Eve Closed on Christmas Day, New Years Day
Dec 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Art Talk featuring Hannah Burr
7:00 pm
This month's Art Talk focuses on giving yourself permission, knowing your own response, and thriving in your practice as an artist. Free event | Presented in partnership with AADL
12:00 am
The gallery shop is open for last-minute shoppers from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Christmas Eve.
Jan 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
"Works in Progress" Opening Party
6:00 pm
All are welcome | Free, drop-in event
Feb 22 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Artini 2019
6:30 pm
 
May 16 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
5:00 pm