Rent the Emporium Center | Rent the Emporium Annex
The Emporium Center is available to individuals, non-profits, and other organizations for events, parties, receptions, weddings, reunions, and more. Rentals are booked by the Arts & Culture Alliance. For more information, call (865) 523-7543 or send us an e-mail. Alternately, click here to fill out a request form.
The main gallery space (downstairs) is approximately 85' x 25'. The Balcony gallery space (upstairs) is approximately 25' x 50'. The capacity for the combined spaces is 220 people for seated receptions and up to 560 for standing receptions (updated by City of Knoxville Fire Prevention Bureau, March 2013).
The mission of the Arts & Culture Alliance is to serve and support a diverse community of artists, arts organizations, and cultural institutions by assuring their creative, financial, and operational well-being. The primary purpose of the Emporium Center is to further the mission stated above. As such, priority will be given to events and/or programming that incorporates this purpose. All functions must be deemed appropriate to the facilities and must not interfere with normal working conditions or current arts/cultural programming. The Alliance reserves the right to deny facility usage to any group for any program which is inconsistent with the Alliance’s or the Emporium Center’s purpose or reputation. Political fundraisers will not be allowed.
The Emporium Annex is a community space featuring a 2,000 sq. ft studio with wooden floors and a 1,000 sq. ft community room with carpeting, a table, and padded chairs. No food or public performances are allowed. These two spaces are rented out for classes, workshops, meetings, and rehearsals as follows:
+ Daytime Use (Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM) for $5/hour or $40/month for Alliance members and $60/month for non-members;
+ Weekend Access (Monday - Sunday, 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM) for $15/hour or $75/month for Alliance members and $100/month for non-members.
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