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The Arts Factory - Event Space

The Arts FactoryEditEdit Description

The Arts Factory is a mixed-use arts facility located in a transformed warehouse at 281 Industrial Avenue. This cultural hub includes 21,000 square feet of workshops, studios, offices and common spaces.

The Arts Factory houses studios for a mix of emerging and established artists. We also offer short and long-term office spaces for Vancouver's cultural community.

Our building also has an event space suitable for exhibitions, openings, artist talks, readings or social events. This space is a long hallway/corridor with high ceilings and white walls. We have benches to accommodate ~35-40 seats, but the space is more suitable for standing room events. This event space is fully accessible and has access to a kitchen and washrooms.

For more information, please contact us at

Space Usage EditEdit Space Usage

Permitted Uses Special Event, Reading, Exhibition
Disciplines Visual Art
Restrictions On Use PLEASE NOTE: This space is not enclosed, it's a hallway to which our other tenants (users of the artist studios) have access to. Other tenants must be able to access this space to use amenities like kitchen, washrooms and spray booth.


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Booking Policies EditEdit Booking Policies

How To Book

If you're looking for a space to hold an evening or weekend event, we have a mixed-use event/exhibition space available for rentals. The capacity varies between 100-150 people (standing room) or 35-40 (available seating) depending on the type of event.

Please email us with more information about what type of event you're interested in hosting, including:

-Description of the event
-Number of attendees
-Seated or standing room
-If you plan on having food and alcohol
-If you plan on having music
-Any other relevant details

Please note: We don't have any A/V equipment or sound system.

The rates listed include $25/hour for a staff person (NOT tech staff, just venue supervisor).

This space is suitable for readings, artist talks, openings and exhibitions.


If you're interested in permanent or short term OFFICE SPACE (desk) rentals, please contact us at Our bright, open and newly-renovated coworking space is looking for new members!


If you're interested in permanent STUDIO SPACES, please note our studios are currently FULL. Feel free to email to be added to our wait list.

Hours Of Operation Our office hours are flexible. Please contact us at before stopping by.
Rental Policy Renters are required to pay for an Arts Factory staff to supervise the venue ($25/hours) - this amount is already included in the rates. The minimum rental is 4 hours. You must include set-up and take down time in the hours that you request. Renters are required to pay a non-refundable $50 fee in order to book. This will be deducted from your final invoice.
Cancellation Policy If you cancel less than 48 hours before the event, you will be charged for the venue manager fee ($25 per hour of your booking). The $50 booking fee is non-refundable.
Open to last minute space requests. -
Booking Requirements Deposit, On site meeting
Rental Personnel On site manager, Rates include some or all personnel
Performance Personnel -
Payment Types Cash, Check, Credit card
Options -
Other Allowed Activities Alcohol permitted

Features EditEdit Features

Space Dimensions 1400.0 sqft
Space Features Column-free, Heated, Raw, Uninterrupted wall space
Technology Cell service, Internet access, WiFi
Flooring Concrete
Stage Configuration Long and narrow hallway/corridor (13'11" x 100')
Stage Dimensions -
Seating capacity 40
Seating Flexible seating, We have chairs and benches available, but this works best for standing room events

Equipment EditEdit Equipment

Lighting Fluorescent
Furniture Chairs, Tables
Amenities Kitchen/pantry, Private restroom
Instruments and Accessories -
Audio Equipment No audio equipment
Video/Film Equipment No video equipment
Studio Arts/Maker Equipment -

Accessibility EditEdit Accessibility

Parking Street parking, Bike rack, Loading dock
Accessibility ADA or AODA compliant, Accessible without stairs, Escalator, Patron restrooms
Audience Services Restrooms
Miscellaneous -

Rates EditEdit Rates

Use Hourly Daily Weekly Monthly
Special Event $80 - - -
Reading $80 - - -
Exhibition $80 - - -

Non-Profit Rates

Use Hourly Daily Weekly Monthly
Special Event $60 - - -
Reading $60 - - -
Exhibition $60 - - -

Membership Rates

Use Hourly Daily Weekly Monthly
Special Event $45 - - -
Reading $45 - - -
Exhibition $45 - - -

This space was last updated on Friday, July 22, 2016 at 1:57PM